Kitestring is a four-piece rock band featuring all-original music with influences from rootsy Americana, Blues, and Soul. The band is based in Ithaca, NY and centers around the unique talent of singer-songwriter Josh Ross whose lyrics explore personal experiences of love, loss, and redemption to weave meaningful messages that speak to the heart of listeners. Ross, whose fiery vocal performance makes it impossible not to feel something, is supported by bassist Jeremy Betterley, guitarist Marty Farchione, and drummer Phil Shay.
Kitestring is joined by The Byways from Rochester, NY, featuring Matt Goettel on drums, Nick Lenhard on bass, and Rob Varon on guitar. With songwriting influences ranging from Lennon/McCartney to Maggie Rogers, Alex and The Byways draw listeners in with heartfelt lyrics, melodic guitars, and a powerful rhythm section.