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*All songs currently playing were recorded in studio, "live" at our Shows, "live" at open rehearsal sessions with the
full band,as well as all acoustic, unplugged, and "live" on NPR 90.7 WMRA's Blues Valley Radio Show. 
To scroll thru the song selection, click on the arrows at either the right or left of the
player at the bottom left of this page*


 Est. 2005
Bringing it to you from the backroads and it all swings!
Hot Swing, Backroads Jazzbluesboogie, Vintage Country, & Homecookin.

With diverse musical backgrounds that include R & B, soul, country, big band jazz,
and hillbilly boogie, we love swinging Duke Ellington and more with cool jazz beats
as well as rocking the likes of old Robert Johnson blues with high energy
slide guitar in the same night. In between, we fill you up with lots of homecooked originals!
Backed by seasoned players, frontwoman Kat's vocals whisper and shine on
ephemeral ballads...ring out sweet and clear on jazz notes...but can still get gritty with
those country blues. What's it all about? "It's about nothing but fun and music!"
Life is beautiful and so is it's music...We are enjoying the ride.
 
 


kat & the travelers have been pleasing wide audiences as a duo/trio and also as a full band in and around the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions of Virginia at cafes, wineries, live radio shows, clubs, listening rooms, galleries, theaters, house concerts, festivals, weddings, private parties, and community events since 2005.

 Past performances include:
 Live on 90.7FM WMRA's Blues Valley Radio Show,
Live on 88.7FM WXJM's Radio Show,
Ashland Coffee & Tea, STAR94.3FM Shenandoah Valley Local Music Hour,
Clementine Cafe, Fridays on the Square Summer Music Festival,
Annual Summer Blues & Brews Festival, Cork & Blues Festival,
The Judy Chops Cabaret, 2 Pond Farm Music Festival,
 First Night Harrisonburg, Jazz Night at The Mockingbird,
The Hot Spot, Glass House Winery, BEYOND Restaurant & Lounge,
Concerts With A View House Concerts, Victory Hall Theater,
Three Penny Cafe, James River Brewing Company,
Mountfair Vineyards, Blue Moon Diner, Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Fairfield Center's Harvest Gala, Valley Aids Network Benefit,
Wine On Water Wine Bar, Cave Ridge Vineyard & Winery,
Rock N' Ridgeview, Jimmy Anderson's, Bluestone Vineyards 
Burton Galleries House Concerts, Valley 4th Independence Day Celebration, 

Rapunzel's Jazz Society, Central Virginia Blues Society,
The Hamner Theater, Rapunzel's, Darjeeling Cafe, 
Plank Road Exchange, George Bowers Grocery, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards,
Little Grill Collective, The Gateway Theatre, The Clocktower's Downtown 27 Stage,
Batesville Store, Shenandoah Pizza, Harrisonburg's First Fridays,
OCP's Second Saturday Nights Out, Pennybackers,
CrossKeys Vineyards, Schultz Theatre, Downtown Music 34,
Turner Pavilion's Music at the Market, Oasis Gallery, Earth & Tea Cafe,
The Local Bar at the Local Chop & Grill House, Francesco's,
L'italia Lounge, Little Gems Music Festival, North River Grill,
Weddings, Private Parties and others.
 
Artists we admire: it's a never ending list...
Influences: find em' everywhere in every little thing...
Mode of travel: passing through life on a wish & a song.....
Band interests: making music together whenever & where ever we can... 
Mission: "It's about fun and music and nothing but fun and music!"

Now and again we are out as a duo...
Check out a bit of kat & the traveler with Kathleen and Doug here:
 For more info on upcoming shows with the band, 
please check our Show Schedule page.
 
 
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