Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Bill and the Belles
- Friday, October 28, 2022 – 8:00 pm
- All Seats: $35.00
Join us on Friday, October 28 at 8:00 pm as the americana, country group Bill and the Belles bring their talent to the KPC stage.
Ticket price includes all taxes and fees.
“What may be the most innovative modern interpretation of vintage roots music.” –No Depression
“Bill and the Belles is committed to helping early country music remain appreciated – not just replicated.” –Rolling Stone
“They’re a joy to watch live, and we bet you can’t make it through their set without smiling.” –The Bluegrass Situation
“Bill and the Belles’ brand of Americana oftentimes feels like it’s turning back the hands of time with their charming vintage sound.” –Pop Matters
“Bill and the Belles blend a traditional stringband sound with ’60 pop“ –Wide Open Country
“It’s Americana as dark comedy.” –Tinnitist
Bill and the Belles is a Johnson City, TN-based band known for combining a stringband format with their signature harmonies, candid songwriting, and pop sensibilities. Their delightfully deadpan new album, Happy Again, is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Bill and the Belles is Kris Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, banjo/banjo-uke player Aidan VanSuetendael, and bassist Andrew Small.
The group has a knack for saying sad things with a bit of a smirk, and anyone who’s been to one of their shows can attest that you leave feeling lighter and refreshed. This is a band that revels in the in-between: deeply engaged with the stringband tradition and eager to stretch those influences to a contemporary setting. A timeless place where Jimmie Rodgers and Phil Spector can overlap, and a driving fiddle and banjo tune makes way for a sentimental parlor song. And while Bill and the Belles’ latest chapter offers a bigger, moodier, and more decade-ambiguous sound, they maintain their status as the most refreshing stringband around.
Genre Tags: American Folk Revival, American Roots, Americana, Bluegrass, Contemporary Folk, Country, Folk