Genres:Folk, Country - Alternative, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
"...mellow folk goodness.." - NBC
" sweet, philosophical folk songs... an appealing,
honest voice," — SF Weekly
Kites & Crows recent west coast tour found performing every night for 30 days straight. Performing at venues such as Mississippi Studios ( Portland) The Can Can ( Seattle) and Amnesia ( San Francisco), the trio sold hundreds of their self-produced CDs, marking this as their most successful tour to date. The tour ended with a performance at the Britt Festival with one of Kites & Crows' inspirations : The Decemberists.
Kites & Crows, an indie folk / Americana trio from Ashland, Oregon had their first tour in November 2010 selling their homemade CDs which have become favorites on Jefferson Public Radio's Folk Show and newspapers from the west coast agree :
"... oodles of pretty melodies..."
— the Bend Bulletin
Singer/songwriter Mysha Caruso started Kites & Crows with multi-instrumentalist Jesse Baldwin on banjo and accordion. Nancy Martin forms the trio on Cello and vintage Vibraphonette. Mysha Caruso attended the Walnut Hill School for the performing arts in Boston as a theatre major but his main focus was in vocal training with teachers from the New England Conservatory. He began to shift his focus to songwriting when he left Boston to travel. His solo troubadour style performance eventually led him to Ashland. The three musicians of Kites & Crows met at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where they all work. The name Kites & Crows actually is inspired from the production of Coriolanus, where the recently banished battle hero is hiding out "...under the canopy...in the city of kites and crows..."
Kites & Crows main fanbase stretches from Seattle to San Francisco at popular venues, local theatres and offer many performances to enthusiastic audiences at wineries and vineyards on the West Coast Kites & Crows have a large internet presence with sites such as: