Known to her friends as “Katie B,” this fiddler and violinist is always excited to perform for a crowd. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Katie spent her years there continuing her individual style of teaching and performing and now enjoys instructing violin, viola and fiddling at her studio in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Katie finds that teaching is one of the most rewarding occupations that she has ever had and knows that it is truly her calling to help children succeed. She is originally from the Harrisburg area and has been playing violin since she was three. Music has always been an immense part of her life, and she cannot remember a day that she has not had an instrument with her. She has been involved in many groups and orchestras over the years including a Celtic-folk band, Black Bear Crossing, the Williamsport Symphony, a member of the pit for Honky Tonk Angels, A Honky Tonk Christmas and I The State Fair, and her newest group, Lux Bridge. A highlight of her career was her recent performance at Carnegie Hall with the Susquehanna University Orchestra for Susquehanna’s 150th founding day celebration. Katie's infectious enthusiasm is a delight to all who have an opportunity to share a musical experience with her.
Hailing originally from the North Carolina foothills, Carl “focuses” on acoustic bass, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. He is a professor of Geology at Bucknell University, which helps support his music habit. He has been in folk, oldtime, swing, and bluegrass bands, and besides Lux Bridge, he’s now in Sink or Swing, the contra dance band Total Hip Replacement, the “American mongrel music” trio Lawson & Disorder, and the acoustic jazz trio Nine Degrees of Syncopation. Carl is particularly excited about playing guitar with “Katie B” because he enjoys the organic and changing energy of live performance with such a dynamic musician.
Jake Kline is one of a rare breed - a real listening percussionist. He "gets" the ensemble idea, responding instinctively to what the other band members are doing. His playing is delightfully tasteful. He plays in several other bands, being busiest with Earl Pickens & Family and with Billy Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs. He tells Kate and Carl after every gig that "it's an honor and a pleasure" to play with them, and Kate and Carl feel the same way about Jake.