Redheaded Stepchild

Redheaded Stepchild

BandFolkAmericana

A fresh, rootsy, acoustic blend of original folk, blues, bluegrass and americana. Led by the fiery and dynamic vocals of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Kathryn Koch and fleshed out by the funky rhythms and gravely vocals of guitarist/songwriter David Nanni.

Biography

History:
Born in 1996 amidst the fertile folk music scene of Buffalo NY, Redheaded Stepchild is the creative vehicle for the combined talents of singer/songwriter Kathryn Koch and guitarist/songwriter David Nanni. Throughout the late 90’s the band worked relentlessly across their region, building a strong reputation as a live act and selling thousands of live recordings. By 2000 Kathryn and David decided to take their show on the road. With the release of their first studio recording, “Time Will Tell”, the group began a schedule of non-stop touring that would last for five years. By 2005 Redheaded Stepchild had played well over twelve hundred shows across 22 states, sold over six thousand recordings and built a solid fan base of true believers. Today Redheaded Stepchild is making its presence felt in the songwriting community in their new home of Nashville TN. Settling in just long enough to feel at home, the band will take their show on the road again in early ’07 hitting festivals and touring through the end of the year.
Sound:
Built around Kathryn’s fiery vocals and the lyrical and melodic sensibilities that both artists share, the songs are steeped in tradition yet intensely original. With a wide palette of acoustic sounds including Koch’s stellar harmonica and saxophone playing, Nanni’s driving guitar style and the often-featured guests on banjo, fiddle or piano, the bands CD’s are a treasure trove of the familiar and the new. But it is the live show that they live for and the live show where they shine! With amazing presence and diversity, Koch never fails to deliver soulful, heartfelt and inspiring performances. Often belting out her lines from five feet behind her microphone, Kathryn can leave audience members feeling more like witnesses!

Discography

Time will Tell (2000) Redheaded Records
Folks 'round Here (2003) Redheaded Records
Some Sunny Day (2005) Redheaded Records

Set List

Prefered concert style: 2-90 minute sets consisting of 12-15 original songs. Often end sets with an old traditional song.