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Musical threads on NPR

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Had the pleasure of contributing to two records in April: Laura Veirs “Warp and Weft,” and dear friend Hanneke Cassel’s next fiddle record (I happily played second fiddle ;). Hanneke’s might not be out for a while, but one of the songs I worked on for Laura’s record is already up on NPR just 1 […]

Venturing out…

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What do you do when someone asks you to step outside of your comfort zone in a big way, by taking on a new role? And what if it’s important for you to “get it right” on your first try? (photo by Michael Arthur)   This was my situation in March, when my friend Abigail […]

News & Highlights


I hope this finds y’all well.  It’s been a crazy-busy rollercoaster ride of late. Lots of fiddling, jazzing, composing, traveling around this ol’ hemisphere… We all had a ball @ the amazing Celtic Connections festival last month in Glasgow, Scotland.  Met up and jammed til the “wee hours” with many longstanding folk heroes of mine […]

More Strings, please…


In between settling into Brooklyn and going out on the road for JK Band gigs, I’ve had the great pleasure of heading out to Portland, OR to compose and record strings for a couple new upcoming records recently, by Aoife O’Donovan and Camera Obscura.   Aoife, whom you might’ve heard in the Goat Rodeo Project […]

Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay

It’s not every day that you get to work a few of your childhood heroes, and this last month has not been every day.  Or rather… every month…?  Jars of Clay –  the platinum-selling, multi-Grammy-winning band that derives their name from 2 Corinthians 4:7 – is a band I first encountered when I was ten […]

Half Made Man

Half Made Man - Ben Sollee

Have you heard singer-songwriter-cellist Ben Sollee? Ben is one of my favorite musicians out there these days. Fighting a good fight, he is, to my eyes, ears, and soul.  We first got to jam a few years back when I was performing with fantastic Winnipeg-based band the Duhks, and we first worked together professionally on […]

Farewell, dear Turtles.. :)

Fly, Turtle, Fly

Can’t wait to get to New York!   My sister and I are cruising through the grasslands of Nebraska, all of my physical possessions in tow, destined towards Brooklyn, USA. Spirits are high and possibilities are endless and exciting. At least, that’s usually been the vibe, though there’s a touch of the bittersweet as well. […]

Cover Man

Strings Cover

Jeremy was just featured on the cover of the 25th Anniversary edition of Strings.  Here, take a look. It chronicles many of Jeremy’s adventures of the past few years.  Jeremy also discusses many of the joys and challenges related to being a diverse and ambitious musician these days. A gripping tale, indeed! Scroll down past […]

December Tidings


Hey there everyone! Happy holidays, and holy-days, from brisk northern California, where you’ll be happy to know I’m still vying to catch a good sunburn or two before the solstice.  I hope you are all more than tip-top and maintaining a sense of peace and clarity as we together ramble through the befuddling commercial hecticism […]

Chicago Tale


Hey world! Jeremy Kittel here, writing to you from my cozy, fav Oakland, California, USA coffee joint… which will go unnamed, shrouded in utter mystery for this very moment! But – one hint – did you see Pixar’s UP a few years ago? I’m right down the street from that little ice cream shop, Fenton’s, […]


New York, NY
Date Venue / Location Buy
Dec 1 2017 The Chatham Fiddle Company
Chatham, MA
Dec 2 2017 North Madison Congregational Church
Madison, CT
Jan 15 2018 Rockwood Music Hall Tickets
Feb 14-16 2018 Folk Alliance
Kansas City, MO
Feb 22-24 2018 Wintergrass
Bellevue, WA
Apr 6-10 2018 Savannah Music Mestival
Savannah, GA
Apr 13 2018 Mahaney Center for the Arts
Middlebury, VT

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