April 14th, 2023 10pm Stage 1
Kind Hearted Strangers
Hailing from all corners of the country, Kind Hearted Strangers began in Boulder, CO - where an
impromptu open mic performance by songwriter Marc Townes quickly evolved into something
much bigger. With genre bending improvisations from lead guitarist Kevin Hinder and
bassist/vocalist Ace Engfer, KHS has become a dynamic full band capable of bridging the gap
between all out rock n’ roll and their harmony-driven acoustic roots.
The latest addition of Nashville drummer Eggy Gorman sees the band growing into a
road-driven force, hungry for live music, delivering high-energy rock shows across the country.
Their debut record “East // West” (2021) digs into the places they’ve come from and explores
the places they’re going to, with a diverse sound that reflects the broad influences each member
brings to the band. Recorded in Denver, CO by Todd Divel of Silo Sound, mixed in Richmond,
VA and mastered in Seattle, WA - the album shares a wide-ranging influence and perspective
on the relationships we have with one another and the places we call home.
Album #2 is currently in the works and will feature a collaboration with visual artist/painter Dylan
Lynch. Set to be recorded Live in Richmond, VA on August 20th, the album will feature an
accompanying Art Exhibition and a live audience.