Whitman & Pantell
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Whitman & Pantell

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"What They Said ....."

"I've seen them perform live and just loved it ... I think you'll dig it, too."
Stuart Hall, WKZE 98.1 FM

"They... sang a song they had dwritten and ti (Chicken Fat Pudding) was so wildly popular that we brought them on air to share it with all you radio listeners out there..." Molly Mason, NPR's
Dancing On The Air"

"This immensely talented duo...gave us an extremely entertaining set with an international flair ... They kept the audience mesmerized for the duration of the performance."
Red Rogers, Hudson Valley Folk Guild Newsletter (NY)

"Whitman's voice has a pulse to it - The oncoming force of a wave - a pitch that carries and penetrates, yet retains a quality that's a pleasure to hear song after song ... Pantell's guitar is its own force, his chorded backing resonant and lush."
Kitty Montgomery, Kingston Freeman (NY)

"Karen Whitman and Rick Pantell combine fiddle, guitar, witty lyrics, and poignant ones, too, and a wide array of musical sounds to come up with their trademark sound."
Todd Mack, WKZE 98.1 FM

"It's not only good music, it's intelligent music."
Peter Martin, Taconic Newspapers (NY)

"Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed your CD - Well done! Liked title song (Chicken Fat Pudding), Frisbee Song, High School Queen, (A) World Without (War). You're both immensely talented!"
Tom Pacheco, Woodstock, NY Singer-Songwriter - Selected Media Quotes


CD Title: "Chicken Fat Pudding and Other Delights", officially released on May 28th, 2006, in Woodstock, NY. Several tracks from the CD were played on WKZE 98.1 FM, and spotlighted on May 20, 2006 on Todd Mack's "Off the Beat-N-Track"radio show. Our tracks have also been aired on WCFM, WPCR, WJFF, WITR, KDHX, KFJC and others as well as internet stations CatskillRadio.org, robinhoodradio.com, and Internet Live 365.
Our upcoming CD will be released later in 2009.



Take a classical and Eastern European influenced singer/songwriter with a flair for puns and limericks, pair her with an American folk and rock singer/songwriter who was educated by Mad Magazine, and the have the duo of Whitman and Pantell. Karen and Rick work with an array of stringed instruments, coupled with warm honest vocals and superb accompaniment on their uniquely personal and universal repetoire. They have performed at numerous coffeehouses (Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY, Cafe Mezzaluna, Saugerties, NY, Red Hook Inn, Red Hook, NY, The Parlour and The Looking Glass Theater, NYC) and festivals (Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival, Croton, NY, Canal Festival, Rotterdam Junction, NY, Great American Weekend, Goshen, NY and Golden Festival [International Music], NYC) as well as First Night Albany and First Night Saratoga. Before teaming up, Karen was the lead singer of her Manhattan based band, The Balkanizers, performing at such venues as Linclon Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Rick was playing the coffeeehouse circuit from Boston to Boise, for college kids and cowboys respectively (and respectfully) ...... Clearly they were a perfect match waiting to happen!
They both moved to Woodstock, NY (Yes, THE Woodstock!) where they eventually met through their love of the visual arts. After showing each other (quite literally their etchings, they discovered they could also make beautiful music together. They've been harmonizing ever since.