Hartford Courant Article - 7/31/19
Thank you Chip McCabe for your article featuring our band at this year's Podunk Bluegrass Festival in August. We look forward to meeting you there. (See Upcoming Shows for more info).Click here to view the entire article Hartford Courtant Article
LUTHIER'S COOP - 1/18/19 - Easthampton, MA
All smiles after our performance at the Luthier's Coop...probably the coolest place in New England to see live music. They recently opened an attached restaurant with delicious food and drink. A unique fusion of stringed instrument repair and fine cuisine. So the smiles are obvious, right?================================================================
|Saturday, August 10th 2019||Podunk Bluegrass Festival||Goshen Fair Grounds, Goshen, CT||2 afternoon sets, 2:45 and 5:45|
Ken McEwen (Guitar/Vocals)
Ken picked up his brothers guitar at age 12 and never quit! Soon after, his vocal ability flourished and he became known for singing in choirs, the school chorus and later folk and rock bands. After attending his first bluegrass festival in 2001, Ken was hooked on the stylings of Flatt and Scruggs as well as contemporary bluegrass artists. Ken supports the local music scene by serving on the Board of Directors of CT Folk and performing at many non-profit organizations fund raisers each year.
Pete Kaufman (Banjo/Vocals)
Pete is a Milford, CT based five-string banjo player. In addition to Bluegrass, he enjoys exploring a wide range of musical stylings. Jazz, Irish, Rock, and Outlaw Country are all major influences. Pete is an active leader in the New England roots music scene, serving on the board of directors for several non-profit music and arts organizations.
Dave Casali (Upright Bass/Vocals)
Dave is from Glastonbury, CT and is the bass player for Five in the Chamber. Dave began his musical career in high school garage bands in the early 1970’s. When Dave purchased the Circle Album back in 1974, there was no turning back. Bluegrass was in his blood and continues to this day. Dave has been a member of several bluegrass bands in the past playing banjo, guitar, and recently, upright bass.
David Sasso (Mandolin/Vocals)
David hails from Indiana, near Bill Monroe's old stomping grounds. He was classically trained and has a degree in music composition from Indiana University. David met the rest of Five in the Chamber at his first bluegrass festival outside Boston in 2016. With February temps plummeting to negative 20 outside, David had nowhere to run to when the bluegrass bug came to bite.
Kat Wallace (Fiddle/Vocals)
Kat, a Connecticut native, is a recent graduate of the Ithaca College strings program. Classically trained, she drifts effortlessly between Johann Sebastian Bach and Kenny Baker. An accomplished and impressive instrumentalist...and vocalist... her fiddle chop adds texture and swagger to the sound of Five.