Kalos, a Celtic roots trio, will perform an eclectic, invigorating mix of instrumentals and songs at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor) on Saturday, May 6. Advance tickets for the 7:30 p.m. CD release concert are available only through the box office at 207-633-5159, while regular tickets are $25 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and at the venue day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Kalos (pronounced cah-lohs) features Ryan McKasson (fiddle, viola, vocals), Eric McDonald (guitar, mandolin, lead vocals), and Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano, vocals). The three are masters of tradition who make alluringly complex music full of spontaneous artistry. Pulling from parallel strains of influence in the Traditional music canon, Kalos’ underlying drive and pulse, rhythmic electricity and swirling intensity transform traditional repertoire into a vital, elemental, genre-transcending sound appealing to music lovers of all stripes.
Kalos is currently touring in support of its new album, Headland, which takes listeners through a range of moods -- from poignant yearning to exuberant celebration. Headland, which refers to a point where land meets sea, is a fitting analogy for the exploratory space Kalos inhabits one that calls forth driving, heartfelt music journeying through unknown territory to seek and find its essence – the enduring, resilient experience of the human heart.
Headland, which refers to a point where land meets sea, is a fitting analogy for the exploratory space Kalos inhabits, one that calls forth driving, heartfelt music journeying through unknown territory to seek and find its essence – the enduring, resilient experience of the human heart.
As a critic for the UK’s Folkwords wrote: “There’s a certain spontaneity at work as the three musicians alternately contest and duel, combine and coalesce to bring their talents together.”
More information on the trio can be found on its website: https://kalosband.com.