Castletown is next up
The Canby Public Library's next Music in the Stacks presentation will be Saturday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. with the music of Castletown.
Castletown is comprised of a unique collection of talented musicians whose varying musical backgrounds blend together to create a sound unlike any other Celtic band around. With flavors of blues, jazz, rock 'n roll, and even classical, Castletown's style of AmeriCeltic music has something to offer every listener.
In 2016 Castletown debuted their first album "In Reel Time" featuring the swinging, soulful original songs by Robert Richter and the fiery fiddling of Katie Jane.
In 2017 Katie Jane & Castletown released the popular "Fired Up Folklore" album which was comprised of intensely energetic arrangements of hard-to-find Irish fiddle tunes. In 2018 Castletown plans to release their newest album comprised entirely of original songs written by both Robert and Katie Jane interspersed with PNW inspired fiddle tunes.
This album will also debut the talented Drew Anymouse on drums / percussion, and Katie Jane's vocals.
Katie Jane – fiery fiddler/vocalist
Violinist Katie Jane Lubiens grew up in the Bay Area, California, where she studied classical violin under the acclaimed teacher Nance Mitchell, and then under the world touring gypsy violinist Greg Mazmanian.
As a young musician Katie was the concert mistress of Sequoia Middle School, Ygnacio Valley High School, Young People's Youth Orchestra, Young Artists Symphony Orchestra, Cazadero Music Camp, and Stanislaus Music Camp. Katie competed in honor orchestra, small ensemble, and solo ensemble placing top performer in each division.bert
Native Portlander Robert Richter is a versatile singer/songwriter guitarist and producer. Richter began teaching himself guitar at the age of 12 when he purchased a Sears "Silvertone" guitar from a neighbor for $5 and the promise to mow his lawn for a month. He still has the vintage guitar.
Over the years Richter has written and performed a wide variety of music from folk to rock blues to country and of course Celtic.
Drew Anymouse – drummer/percussionist/vocalist
Drummer Drew Anymouse migrated to Portland in 2001 and never turned back to his midwest roots in Michigan. He started playing drums in primary school and grew up playing in any ensemble that would accept him. This introduced him to many percussion instruments and music styles such as; jazz, concert, orchestra, marching, punk, and rock.