When the KSB was formed, the effect on the Chicago scene was intoxicatingly energetic, to say the least. Katie joined forces with Grammy- winning producer Michael Freeman to create a sound for this jam band combining Irish pub music, bluegrass, blues Americana rock, and psychedelic grooves. The band and the concept grew. The KSB is now one of the most unique, groovin' Americana Jam bands this side of - well, Americana. Imagine an Irish pub in the middle of Woodstock. Well, there you have it!

The KSB coined the phrase FOLK-A-DELIC to describe their music. Every KSB show showcases the incredible talent of Mike Vanier on guitar, Garrett Degnan on bass, upright bass and guitar, Michael Brown on drums, LJ Slavin on violin, flute and harmonica, and, of course, Katie on vocals, guitar, and piano, (and stage antics). The KSB also features guest musicians David Gans, Steve Haberichter, Ruby Harris, Anthony Massaro.

The KSB now has 4 albums under their belt, and some pretty impressive endorsements from Guinness, The City of Chicago, Cool Breeze Productions, and Chicago Entertainer Group. The KSB has proudly shared the stage with nationally touring acts such as Melvin Seals, The Jerry Garcia Band, Gaelic Storm, Mr. Blotto, and Black 47, and Billy Branch.
Katie is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences.

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Katie Sullivan

Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboard

Garrett Degnan

Bass / Vocals

Mike Vanier

Lead Guitar / Vocals / Bass

Michael Brown

Drums / World Percussions / Vocals

LJ Slavin

Violin / Mandolin / Flute / Tin Whistle / Harmonica / Vocals

Steve Haberichter

Lead Guitar / Mandolin / Vocals