Dan Zahn: guitar & vocals ... Drawing inspiration from some performing classmates, Dan began his career as a professional musician right out of high school and traveled with his own band, Tunesmith for the next decade. Heavily influenced by Doc Watson and Django Rienhardt, Dan has developed his own unmistakable style to accompany his voice which has been described as "full and melodious". Over the years Dan has traveled and performed as a lead singer and guitarist for a top 40 band, a southern rock group and a country swing band then, for ten years he toured alone as a singer/songwriter before teaming up with Kate.
Kate Moretti: guitar, ukulele, banjo & vocals ... Kate played guitar and performed in high school until her path to professional musicianship took a circuitous route through college and the insurance industry. In an effort to regain her sanity, she rekindled her love of performing in the ‘90s. She and Dan co-founded and directed the Lake County Folk Festival in Lake Zurich, IL for the next 13 years. In addition to working with Dan , Kate has performed as a member of two amazing girl groups, The Shameless Hussies and The Cabin Girls. Kate is known for her fine musicianship and her beautiful and versatile vocal style.
We are inspired by the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, Nanci Griffith, Cheryl Wheeler, Doc Watson, Tom Russell, Riders In The Sky, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Milk Carton Kids and many more ...