"It was easy to be astounded by the technique, speed, playfulness and stylistic dexterity set in motion...by pianist/harmonica ace Howard Levy and steel guitarist Chris Siebold...it was the sheer sense of invention that ignited all of those attributes."
— The Music Box
The duo has performed to great acclaim in the US, Europe and South America. Howard Levy’s virtuosic harmonica and piano playing, Chris Siebold’s masterful resonator guitar work (and soulful singing on a few numbers) - that’s all you need for a spirited evening of jazz, blues, pop, classical and original compositions that transcend genre or category.
About Chris Siebold:
Chris Siebold, house guitarist for 5 years on A Prairie Home Companion, draws from a deep well of influences, and plays many styles of music including blues, bluegrass, jazz, world music and rock. He is a member of the internationally renowned fusion band Kick the Cat, and has played with many notable musicians around the world. He brings intensity, soul and his incredible technique to any style of music.
Chris is a native of Chicago, where he has lived and worked as a professional guitarist since 1996. He is a guitarist, composer/songwriter, arranger, singer, free-lance journeyman. In addition to playing with Kick the Cat, and Howard Levy's various ensembles, Chris has played with MAGGIE SPEAKS, Anne Harris Band, The Renegades, Andrew Ripp, and Patricia Barber among many, many others. He received a BA in Music and Guitar Performance from Elmhurst College in 1998. Upon graduating, he accepted an adjunct teaching position at the college and taught private lessons and led performing ensembles for 9 years. Notably, Chris was a featured guitarist on NPR’s “Prarie Home Companion”, and established the Elmhurst College Gretsch Guitar Ensemble in 2000 which is still going strong today!
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