About The Band

JO WHITAKER

Jo has been a part of Kathy’s bands all along and engineered her earlier records.  He also plays in the David Walters Trio, the pop group, the Lumbar Five, and held down the prog rock band, Somnambulist.  The Tub Doctor, he cures all rhythmic ills.

 

 

DAVID WALTERS

A classical and jazz pianist, David has given many formal recitals and played his share of jazz gigs.  He teaches classical and jazz piano at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State, and McCallie School.

 

GORDY NICHOL

Gordy plays bass in the David Walters Trio and gigs with several other jazz bands — a man in demand.  His first instrument, though, is the pedal steel guitar, which he plays in country bands and on Kathy’s previous album.  Multi-talented is a label that applies to many of our boys, including Gordy.

EDDIE GWALTNEY

Eddie has played any instrument you can name and has recorded and performed with Kathy for many years. When it comes time to do demos for a new record, Eddie is called on to not only play but also to help arrange the tunes and, when we get in a tight spot, write us out of it.  Backing vocals, too. Indispensable.

JAMES KEE

James leads the ace bluegrass band, the Hamilton County Ramblers, and plays mandolin and guitar and sings on “Love Song Nineteen.”  His skills have been called on by such greats as Stuart Duncan, who brought James to the stage of the Grand Ol’ Opry.  He and the Ramblers are stars in Ireland.

JOHN BOULWARE

John is a three-time Tennessee Bluegrass Fiddle champion and that shows in his work on “Love Song Nineteen,” on which he also sings.  He has played in Belgian and Ireland, teaches many instruments and is a member of the Hamilton County Ramblers.

JOSH HIXSON

Josh is another multi-instrumentalist, and he played double-bass on “Love Song Nineteen.”  John is yet another member of that hot-shot band, the Hamilton County Ramblers, three members of which we have been so lucky to have with us.

The Executive Producer

Thought by some to have been born in one of the more remote regions of Romania, the Executive Producer exhibited his heavy-handed genius early when he made his little brother act as his receptionist and admit no one into the Presence.  Once he had the Singer in his manipulative clutches, he truly came into his own even as his characteristic shadowiness became more, uh, non-evident, maybe.  Rumored now to be plotting an album of electronic hootenanny tunes, the Executive Producer’s current whereabouts have left even him confused.

 

TARBELL PATTEN, IV

When he’s not being a Ranger and playing electric guitar with us, Tarbell wields his axe leading the rock group, Dark Horse Ten.  Tarbell leads the contemporary Episcopal group, Zammarin, where Kathy joins him.

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