Kate and Corey
Kate Shaffer and Corey Coleman are a Bluesy Americana duo that
have quickly made a big name for themselves. They have gone from
playing on the street in downtown Buffalo, NY, making 300 dollars
a month, to appearing at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,
TN as one of five National finalists in the Texaco Country
Showdown, an honor shared by the likes of Martina McBride, Garth
Brooks, Brad Paisley and many other well-known artists. They have
played at venues like the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls, and at
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, for a special VIP reception
for Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.
and Corey continue to share their immense talent through
touring and playing living room concerts.
Growing up, Kate listened to country, while Corey listened to
jazz and the blues. The inspirations of Patsy Cline, The
Dixie Chicks, Miles Davis and Bob Dylan are quite apparent in
their Bluesy Americana style.
Curtis Jones / Primal Roots
Primal Roots is a high energy Bluegrass and Acoustic music band
from the Mountains of North Georgia. The band was formed by Legendary
Guitarist Curtis Jones. Curtis is often called by fans and
critics alike the world’s fastest Flatpicking guitarist. The pick
for mandolin player for PR was an easy one. Matt Mundy is a
legendary Mandolinist who has inspired some of the greatest and
most well-known Mandolin players in Acoustic music. Rounding out
the group is Banjo Extraordinaire Devon Wiseman who's drive,
taste and speed is something to witness.
Jeff Wright is as solid a Bluegrass Bass player as one could
hope for, with a rock solid groove and impeccable time Jeff
holds down the Bass chords for the group. Primal Roots will
be featured on Curtis' upcoming CD called Primal Roots as
well as a new band recording in early spring.