In Studio: Kites & Crows 11/18
Mike Dronkers / Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. / Music
Last time they were on KHUM, they discussed vintage skateboards, Shakespeare, and throwing Kindles at fans. Listen/read about that set here.
"Sweet, philosophical folk songs... an appealing, honest voice," - SF Weekly
Mysha Caruso: guitar, lead vocals, vibraphone
Jesse Baldwin: banjo, accordion, vibraphone, background vocals
Nancy Martin: cello, vibraphone, lead and background vocals
Mysha Caruso and Jesse Baldwin of Kites & Crows met and still work together at a famous Shakespeare festival, so it’s probably no coincidence their music has the ability to carry a listener along on a wave of sound the way a Shakespeare sonnet can carry a reader on a wave of words.
Caruso’s lyrics, thoughtful and free of cliches, tell stories of loss and redemption, love, friendship, going away and coming home again. Caruso sings his words confidently over the strains of his acoustic guitar and Baldwin’s banjo and accordion.
Caruso and Baldwin play together like jazz musicians, expertly weaving their instruments and voices into a pleasant folk/indie sound that leaves a listener tapping his fingers and nodding along. - Moscow-Pullman Daily News