Kindred

 For many years and in many families and groups of friends, music has been a significant part of their lives. That music comes alive in the kitchens of many of those homes.  The members of KINDRED have been a part of those music filled families and have played in many kitchens.... Come to see KINDRED- with kitchen music taken to new heights!!  KINDRED, a collaborative of singers and musicians entertain you with guitars, mandolins, bass, penny whistles,percussion, and keyboards.  KINDRED enjoys playing a wide variety of musical stylings from an acapella sea shanty to swing, jazz standards, traditional and celtic tunes, folk, rock and roll and even a bit of "torch and twang"~ all Roots Music!  Come to our kitchen!

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Siblings David and Darlene Romano (of KINDRED) performed to a sold out crowd at a house concert last night.  They opened for singer-songwriter from Montreal, Jenny Berkel.  Awesome show performing many of David's original songs.  Look for these two to perform again on Thursday April 21st @ The Black Sheep Lounge on Niagara St. in Welland. Come out to see them. 8-11  http://www.theblacksheeplounge.com/  

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  • Joni~ from Kindred

    Joni~ from Kindred Welland

    Thanks Pauline. We had a great time playing in Smithville. We hope to see you and your friends again!

    Thanks Pauline. We had a great time playing in Smithville. We hope to see you and your friends again!

  • Pauline

    Pauline Smithville

    What a great show in Smithville at West Lincoln Music in the Park. The kids loved the show too. They were kicking up their heels dancing in the back!

    What a great show in Smithville at West Lincoln Music in the Park. The kids loved the show too. They were kicking up their heels dancing in the back!

  • Vic slater

    Vic slater Welland/dunnville

    The party on Aug 22 is open to the public at our club in Dunnville. It's on our website (even tho it's also my Bday celebration.) So all are welcome to attend. For more info go: http://www.dunnvillehuntersandanglers.ca/

    The party on Aug 22 is open to the public at our club in Dunnville. It's on our website (even tho it's also my Bday celebration.) So all are welcome to attend. For more info go:
    http://www.dunnvillehuntersandanglers.ca/

  • Audree

    Audree Erie, PA

    Hi guys! Just checking out your website and listening to you all play and sing. Nice!!! You know I love you all. What a talented bunch. I can't wait to see (and hear) you - always a great time....

    Hi guys!
    Just checking out your website and listening to you all play and sing. Nice!!! You know I love you all. What a talented bunch. I can't wait to see (and hear) you - always a great time....

  • Marissa

    Marissa Saunders

    Kindred you are amazing and I love you guys

    Kindred you are amazing and I love you guys

  • Nick & Diana

    Nick & Diana Welland

    We would like to say Thanks AGAIN for another Great night out At Centennial High School`s Auditorium !

    We would like to say Thanks AGAIN for another Great night out At Centennial High School`s Auditorium !

  • Tracy

    Tracy Cafe on Main Fonthill Ont

    My friend Cathy ( drove in from Dundas ) , Bev and I really enjoyed the gig last night at the Cafe on Main. . Musicians get so busy with work and family life etc. which makes it easy to fold. Kindred keeps on jammin and keep it tight. Thanks for bringing so much joy and pleasure to so many people.

    My friend Cathy ( drove in from Dundas ) , Bev and I really enjoyed the gig last night at the Cafe on Main. . Musicians get so busy with work and family life etc. which makes it easy to fold. Kindred keeps on jammin and keep it tight. Thanks for bringing so much joy and pleasure to so many people.

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Kindred- In the News!

Thanks to all that came out to celebrate with us at A Kindred Christmas-

Oh What A Night

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Kindred, at their concert Saturday evening in the Welland Community Wellness Complex theatre. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Kindred, at their concert Saturday evening in the Welland Community Wellness Complex theatre. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

WELLAND – Christmas is still close to two weeks away. Does this allow time for a second A Kindred Christmas concert here in the Rose City?

We went to Saturday night’s in the Welland Community Wellness Complex theatre. I’d say there were about 250 people there. It was a great show, and although I can’t speak for everyone, I’d hazard a guess and say most if not all would agree.

The two-set concert had something for everyone. It offered well known Christmas pieces, some not so well known, some secular, some religious or spiritual, and some of this group’s signature offerings, “roots” music that was down east, bayou, bluegrass, folk .

With such a potpourri, for comparison purposes – sort of like that delightful mix of hard, Christmas candies that fill candy dishes this time of year, some red, some green, some striped, some a variety of hues – there was much to choose from in terms of personal favourites! A handful of mine were: The Rebel Jesus (remember Jackson Browne doing this piece?), Nothing But A Child, O Holy Night (a pretty, pretty, version offered up by the distaff side of the group), Song for a Winter’s Night and the spirited, sing-along, clap-your-hands rendition of the closing piece, Feliz Navidad. I’ll also mention two non-seasonal songs that were beautifully performed: Jolene and Blue Bayou, just to give readers an idea of the mix that concert-goers had to enjoy.

I’ll close by saying Kindred’s (a story explaining the story behind the name is merited!) gifts to the concert audience were mixed, many and magnificent. I left wondering when this talented group of voices and musicians would take to the stage in a larger venue, say Dr. J.M. Ennis Auditorium at Centennial Secondary School and delight upwards of several hundred concert goers. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long!

(Joe Barkovich lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City.)


By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
WELLAND – Kindred played to a full house in the Welland Community Wellness Complex theatre Wednesday night. Deservedly so.
It was the final performance of the summer in the Variety Nites concert series. I walked out wondering: was this concert really in Welland or was it at some other venue, like Massey Hall perhaps? Was I dreaming?
Nope, it was the real thing. Believe it or not, I still can’t believe it.
It was also my first time listening to this collection of talented, versatile musicians. Why did it take so long? Have to admit I was hooked right off the bat: their rendition of Don’t Think Twice, in my memory banks a Joan Baez classic that I listened to over and over and over in the 60s on one or another of her LPs, stole my heart. I was theirs for the rest of the evening. It was superb, musically and vocally.
Could say, and will, the same thing about Wild Mountain Thyme, especially based on the reaction of the two guys behind us, who were in seventh heaven or thereabouts by the time it was over. I’m only going to mention one other piece because it’s not my intention to fully review the performance – Evangeline. Wow!  Emmylou Harris did this on her album with the same name (with backup vocals by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Robbie Robertson), but some say it is best remembered as part of The Last Waltz. Kindred’s offering last night was mighty, mighty fine! Well, maybe I’ll throw in one more (after all, close to 30 tunes were performed): Blue Bayou.Roy Orbison would have been proud.
Kindred’s musicians are: David Romano, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals; Darlene Romano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, vocals; Joni Romano, percussion, mandolin, pennywhistle, keyboard, vocals; Ken Eller, bass guitar, vocals; Amy Elder, keyboards, mandolin, accordion, percussion, vocals; Natalie Walker, fiddle, percussion, vocals; Dave DiMarco, drums.
Late in the performance, it was announced Kindred has a Christmas concert coming up, at the same venue, Dec. 12. Tickets are now available. I can make a recommendation and will, without reservation: Don’t think twice about buying tickets, go out and get them before they’re gone! You won’t be disappointed.