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Awesome new Galen Kipar Project song. First time played live and caught on tape! …. very catchy…. 🙂

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Galen Kipar. Photo By Gary Reckard.

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Upcoming shows:
Thu, July 21st – Staunton, VAThe Mockingbird
Fri, July 22nd – Floyd, VA The Sun Music Hall
Sat, July 23rd – Frederick, MDCafe Nola
Sun, July 24th – Thomas, WV Purple Fiddle Cafe
Wed, July 27th – Roanoke, VAAwful Arthur’s
Fri-Sun July 28-31st – Floyd, VAFloydFest
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“If the Pied Piper-like migration of people to the stage during their FloydFest performance this past summer [2010] is any kind of barometer, the band is on an immutable trajectory of permeating Southwest Virginia with their versatile, yet immediately attainable sonority.” ~ Todd Guill, New River Voice

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“Their style can be described as broad, showing influences from blues, jazz, and folk. It’s a fusion of these elements that give GKP its full and rich sound, described by Galen as “a stew” and by Benjamin [Bass player] as “familiar yet original.” I could easily picture myself finding a secluded stream high on the mountain and lying in the warm sun as the Galen Kipar Project played softly in the background. Maybe I can talk them into hiking with me one day, with instruments in hand, of course. I would even offer to carry a few things.” ~Jeremiah Greer, Magazine 33

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“It’s like a collection of short stories, brilliantly constructed and with a unique and compelling literary voice. I keep coming back to each song, listening more deeply and being drawn more deeply in. I was knocked out by their last CD, and was hoping I’d like the next one even half as much; if anything, I like this one twice as much.” ~ David Gans, KPFA’s Dead to the World, Host of Grateful Dead Hour



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GKP Photo by Folktography

Effortlessly crafting a fusion of folk, classical, jazz, and blues, the Galen Kipar Project has been hailed as “complex yet accessible” and “cohesive and poignant” with “experimental folk masterpieces.” Based in Asheville, GKP recently released their fourth album in five years The Scenic Route which features the unique sonorous sound that has become the band’s trademark. GKP is vocalist Galen Kipar on guitars & harmonica, Lyndsay Pruett on violin & vocals, Jeremy Young on drum kit,  Ben Portwood on upright bass & vocals, along with frequent guest Aaron Ballance on dobro and lap steel. “This is folk and blues done so well, with bits of jazz and funk thrown in making it that much more enjoyable,” states Origivation Magazine.

Their most recent release, The Scenic Route, was listed in WNCW’s Top 100 Albums of 2010! Host of the Grateful Dead Hour, David Gans states about the album, “It’s like a collection of short stories, brilliantly constructed and with a unique and compelling literary voice. I keep coming back to each song, listening more deeply and being drawn more deeply in. I was knocked out by their last CD, and was hoping I’d like the next one even half as much; if anything, I like this one twice as much.” WNC Magazine calls the album, “intricate and memorable, sophisticated and relaxed.”

The fan base of the Galen Kipar Project is growing exponentially, with a strong regional presence in the Southeast plus U.S. national touring, including performances at Magnolia Fest, FloydFest, Six Points Music Festival, and the Crested Butte Music Series. The GKP has also played the Knitting Factory in NYC and to a jam-packed, toe-tapping crowd at the Kennedy Center’s renowned Millennium Stage in Washington DC. This spring they will also be at Suwanee Springfest and returning to FloydFest amongst other shows on their tour. The New River Voice recalled from 2010, “If the Pied Piper-like migration of people to the stage during their FloydFest performance this past summer is any kind of barometer, the band is on an immutable trajectory of permeating Southwest Virginia with their versatile, yet immediately attainable sonority.”

Galen Kipar Project embarks on a Florida Tour March 22nd- 26th

Photo by Folktography

Prevatt’s
Tuesday, March 22nd

9pm, *Free Show*
904-282-1564
2620 Blanding Blvd
Middleburg, Fl 32068

Mojo Kitchen
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

9pm, $10
904-247-6636
1500 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Suwannee Springfest
Friday & Saturday March 25-26th

Spirit Of Suwanee Music Park
Live Oak, Fl

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