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Victory Music  (Feb. 1, 2012)  “I love ‘Standing in the White Angel Breadline,’ for these are the common blues themes that families can relate to. Bill’s vocal vibrato is somewhat unusual, in the Buffy Saint Marie style, but that vibrato adds all the more pain….The backgrounds are simple with few instruments, but enough to make the poetry stand above the fray….’Children of War’ is direct and inviting concern. It’s effective….’I Killed Adolph Hitler’ is like a beat poem, played to eerie electric guitar and harmonica on reverb. Having been a beat poet myself with my lines delivered to the sound of bongos, this one is my favorite….This is an interesting collection of poetic lyrics, sometimes moody, possibly dark and sometimes tongue in cheek. Look for the BTRC at some candlelit hole-in-the-wall or at our various Northwest Festivals, and meet the interesting couple behind this collection.”  J.W. McClure  Read the full review online at:  http://www.victorymusic.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1466:the-blue-ribbon-tea-company-the-devil-is-beating-his-wife&catid=82:current-month-reviews&Itemid=85      Joliet Herald News (Friday, June 24, 2011)  “Lockport native draws music from blue-collar roots”  read...

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11 May

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From folk music with a message, to blues, to children’s music, to instrumentals…Bill and Kathy Kostelec love to write.  They released their 5th album in 2011 – “a dynamic collection of 14 tracks…” Tiffany Harms, The Pacific Northwest Inlander – Bands to Watch Issue.   Bill’s easily identifiable voice has been described as “a creaky thing (in a good way mind you)” by the press ( Jeff Echert, The Pacific Northwest Inlander) and their latest album introduces Kathy as a significant lead female voice on nearly half the tracks.   Some places they’ve played: * The Bing Crosby (former Met) Theater in Spokane (3 performances) * Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival (including a Woody Guthrie Tribute Show and the Labor Show) * The Spokane Fall Folk Festival (yearly since 2003) * Tumbleweed Music Festival (3 years) * Artichoke Music – Portland, OR * Uncommon Ground – Chicago, IL Live Radio shows & interviews: * Live broadcast from the Fall Folk Festival – KPBX Spokane Public Radio * Nacho Celtic Hour with Carlos Alden –...

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