New Music Critique: Kinnfolk

Contact: [email protected]

Web: kinnfolkmusic.com

Seeking: Booking, Distribution, Label
Style: Celtic

This husband and wife duo of Josh & Julie Kinn may be from the mountains of Virginia, but their music is a dead-ringer for authentic traditional Celtic folk music, with a subtle contemporary seasoning. Julie takes the lead vocal on “Byker Hill” delivering a gentle, heartfelt, Irish accented ballad accompanied solely by the primitive beat of a drum. Close your eyes and you feel as if you’re in 19th century Ireland. The lengthy “The Transatlantic Set” captivates the listener with an expert mandolin and percussive bass-fueled instrumental, full of fleet fretwork. Josh and Julie harmonize effectively on the transporting “The Hat Song.”  Kinnfolk are in the market for booking opportunities—and they are absolutely deserving of them.