Kath Buckell & the Folks
KATH BUCKELL & THE FOLKS From her roots in a small Australian country town in the heart of the farming district of Northern Victoria, all the way to Israel, talented singer-songwriter Kath Buckell captivates audiences wherever she travels. In classic troubadour style she connects to her audience with her heartfelt stories of life and love. Her spirit is free, raw, honest and passionate. Buckell's distinctive style draws upon many musical traditions, seamlessly fusing folk, traditional Irish and country with the exotic sounds of the Middle East. Buckell's earnest connection with her audience exudes a wisdom far greater than her years. Her voice is rich, raw and passionate and evokes some of folk music's greatest female artists. "She takes me back to the 60's and 70's to the likes of Joan Baez and Judy Collins...such a talent!" - The Lab - French Festival 2007 - Jerusalem Collaborating with Buckell are the exceptional musical talents of Israeli-born Yaron Daffan (musical director/arranger, film composer, pianist); Racheli Saig (accordionist) who brings a distinctly European sound to the group; Russian-born violinist Alexey Kuchtakov whose virtuosic musical skills blend beautifully with the sweet funky, jazzy grooves played by Ariel Kuptiev on bass. Together, they are KATH BUCKELL & THE FOLKS, and their regular performances across Israel have been attracting attention and critical acclaim wherever they go. 'Katherine Buckell is one of the most captivating singer/songwriters I have come across in a long time. This is a performer you definitely don't want to miss' - Aoife Clancy Traditional/Contemporary Irish Musician "To see Kath on stage is both a joy to the ears and the eyes... every bit of Kath is filled with musical vitality, from her toes to the ends of her long red hair. She simply inspires the audience with her rich, clear and beautiful voice. She's one in a million!!" - Diane Kaplan from acclaimed musical duo "Diane and Ada" 'Kath is a true Singer/Songwriter. Beautiful lyrics with melodies that take you back to the 'Old Country'. Simply mesmerizing - don't miss her!' - LARRY OAKES The Bitter End (New York City) 'Kath Buckell & The Folks has a nice' playin on the front porch' kind of feeling with great spirit and promise for a young up coming band. It is nice to see a band with such positive energy" -SONiA and disappear fear " Kath is the REAL thing, despite her young age...excellent singer, great guitar player, amazing interpreter/arranger of both traditional folk songs and contemporary folk songs, and not less - an excellent songwriter." - Shay Tochner from the group The Taveners.