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Kathy and Carol

Singers Carol McComb and Kathleen Larisch are known for their gorgeous interpretations of British and Appalachian ballads, country tunes, Carter Family songs, and Carol’s timeless originals. The duo’s unique sense of harmony is remarkable for its use of shifting intervals, haunting dissonances, and counterpoint. Their a cappella songs send shivers down the spine. Their guitar and autoharp arrangements honor Americana tradition.
Kathy and Carol began singing together in high school in Southern California, and performed extensively on the folk circuit in the 1960s, sharing stages with the New Lost City Ramblers, Bill Monroe, Phil Ochs, and many more. The duo's self-named 1965 Elektra album remains a timeless tribute to traditional British Isles and American folk music. Music critic Nat Hentoff  (Cosmopolitan) referred to their music as “unabashedly lovely. Their voices intertwine as if each were the mirror image of the other.” 

After decades of pursuing separate careers, the pair reunited in 2005, resumed touring, and released a new album, Keepsake. Bask in their luminous voices in the intimate atmosphere of The Back Room.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the link below or at the door the night of the show. Doors open at 7pm. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.