Formed in the foothills of the central Washington in 2016, the Killdeer String Band is a four-piece instrumental acoustic group that performs a mix of original and traditional music, with a signature high-energy delivery.
Playing a range of styles from Irish to gypsy, and Bavarian to bluegrass, they have focused on creating an honest blend of music the members love to play. With roots in traditional Celtic fiddling and classical violin, Jenny Humphrey contributes soaring melodies and dynamic swells. With a background in Turkish oud and Hindustani classical music, guitarist Josh Humphrey provides backing harmonies and melodic counterpoint. Comprised of brothers Jacob Gibbens on percussion and Justin Gibbens on upright bass, this rhythm section drives the group with their 20+ years of combined experience playing in a variety of rock and jazz projects.
While contending with the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Killdeer String Band focused on recording and producing their second full-length album, Wise Fools at Velvetone Studios with support from the Ellensburg Arts Commission. As restrictions continue to lift, they look forward to the opportunity to share songs from this studio project and other pieces from their repertoire. Whether it’s an Irish jig or an instrumental cover of Hey Jude, the Killdeer String Band explores the delicious sonic boundaries of traditional acoustic music.
Get information at theseasonsyakima.com
14 S. First Street
Yakima, WA 98901