Kristine Schmitt and Jesse Corrigan perform all original songs, blending traditional country, bluegrass, old time and traditional jazz styles with additional musical ideas from wherever they can find them. Kristine's writing comes from a need to fill in the missing gaps in traditional music for female voices, and she finds a strong dose of comedy and warmth is the best way of going about it.
Kristine hosts a weekly residency in Toronto whose membership includes musicians from the Slocan Ramblers, Lonesome Ace Stringband, and touring guests from all over the world. She released an album of originals backed by the Lonesome Ace Stringband in 2016, tours with Jenny Whiteley and was fortunate to have been part of Fiver's "Audible Songs from Rockwood" this year!
An experienced festival performer, Kristine has taken the main stage at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Shelter Valley Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Festival, and many smaller local and eastern stages, as well as opening for touring acts such as the Carolina Chocolate Drops and other notable performers on their way through Toronto.
Jesse Corrigan, at 26, has already had about ten years of experience in the Toronto traditional scene, playing guitar and singing with much-loved local band Kitgut Stringband. His songs are refreshing and just plain fun, and Kristine is absolutely thrilled to perform with him!
Kristine and Jesse together have a special chemistry. Just the two of them, whether with two guitars, one guitar or a cappella, can engage a whole crowd of people from the very first note.