Electronic Press Kit

"An inspired collaboration... They've developed an egalitarian dynamic in which they use an array of techniques ... to maintain a seamless groove and accentuate each other's parts." - NPR

Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) have been making folk music for the majority of their lives. Though they’ve only started playing music together recently, they have a combined musical resume that speaks to a lifetime of dedication to folk music. Individually, they’ve made their respective marks playing with countless artists across North America. From jazz, to country, to classical, and everywhere in between, they’ve appeared on dozens upon dozens of professional albums. They’ve played in bars for 10 people, or at festivals for 40,000.

The relationship between the violin and the cello is age-old and has been proven time and time again, but as soon as Kaitlyn and Ben began to play and sing together, it became clear that something was different. Decades of experience as chamber musicians helped them to blend instantly, but it’s their spontaneous, energetic yet subtle approach to folk music that sets them apart.