CD RELEASE CONCERT - 12/15/17 - at the Outer Space in Hamden, CT
A big thanks to everyone who came out and braved the snow Friday to help us celebrate our new album. It was a great night of friends, food, drinks, and picking at the The Outer Space/Ballroom. Special thanks to Sean Casini of Issac Nines Photography for the awesome photos!===============================================================
2017 PADDLE FASTER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Congratulations to Todd Michael and family for putting on a top notch event! The 1st annual Paddle Faster Bluegrass Festival was fantastic and we hope there will be many more to come. We enjoyed spending the day at Hilltop Farm in Suffield, meeting many old and new friends, eating some great food, and of course, playing our two sets at the main stage. Hope to see everyone again in 2018.
FIVE GETS A NEW FIDDLE PLAYER
A hearty welcome to KAT WALLACE who joined Five in the Chamber earlier this year! Kat, a Connecticut native from Guilford, is a professional musician that can play many different music styles in all different venues. We sincerely welcome her with arms wide open! (Read more about her bio in "THE BAND" section).
2017 JOE VAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
We made our 6th consecutive appearance at the 32nd annual JOE VAL Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA. It was another spectacular weekend of music, fun, and catching up with friends. Thanks to all who supported our show on the Showcase Stage.
|Saturday, June 16th, 2018||Ceremony & cocktail hour at a Private Wedding||Temple St, New Haven, CT||5:00 - 6:30PM|
|Thursday, June 28th, 2018||Hog River Brewing Company||1429 Park St, Hartford, CT||7:00 - 9:00PM|
|Friday, July 13th, 2018||Best Video Film & Cultural Center||1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT, 06517||8:00 - 10:00|
|Saturday, August 18, 2018||Paddle Faster Bluegrass Festival||The Hilltop Farm, 1616 Mapleton Ave|
|12:15 - 1:15PM|
|Sunday, August 19, 2019||The Hamburg Fair||1 Sterling City Rd, Lyme, CT||1:00 - 3:00PM|
|Sunday, September 16, 2018||Migration Festival||Lighthouse Point, East Haven||12:15 - 1:15 PM|
|Saturday, November 17, 2018||Westchester Bluegrass Club||33 Lake Way Purdys, NY||TBD|
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.
OUR NEW CD/EP RELEASEOur new CD/EP is available for purchase at our upcoming shows for the remaining of 2017. We are working to have it available for online purchase soon! Stay tuned!
Click the play arrow below to hear GYPSY HAIR, an original track from our new CD/EP:
NEW VIDEO FROM OUR 2016 PODUNK PERFORMANCE
Click here to watch: Five in the Chamber opens with Twilight Lady at the 2016 Podunk Festival