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Kevin Karrick - Solo Guitarist, Vocalist

Guitar from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
SOLO GUITAR
I offer personalized, solo performances for special events, such as festivals, wine tasting, parties, weddings, and corporate functions. For weddings, I perform with classical/acoustic guitar for ceremonies, and usually switch over to jazz guitar for a lively cocktail atmosphere.

Music and Video Samples
Check out the videos for past solo guitar performances, live and in the studio. The audio samples include ensemble recordings.

Song List
The song list here is a sampling of the tunes in my library. Special requests are welcome.

Booking
I can provide a quote for music for your event, including a reasonable rate for additional time, and any travel required. For your event, I will take every step to ensure that everything goes smoothly, and you and your guests love the music.

Testimonials (in addition to gigmasters testimonials)

"Kevin, The word that comes to mind is delightful. It is just so musical ... just what I love to hear. This is a real musician playing ...One of the most delightful things I've heard in a long, long time. ..Brilliant"
- Internationally Renowned Guitarist, Friend and Teacher, Martin Taylor

"Every bride wants their special day to be delightfully memorable. Kevin selected and played a beautiful display of music that delighted the entire crowd. His professionalism and excellent communication throughout the wedding preparation process was seamless and stress free. Kevin went out of his way to learn and play a special song that I requested, and would sing to my husband during the event. I was extremely appreciative, and my husband was touched by the surprise. I highly recommend Kevin to play at any event. He is well rounded and a great person to work with."
- Bonni R."


"This surely was an easy part of my planning! When my first band told me they could not fulfill their obligation and play at my wedding, I was in a slight panic; however, when I found Kevin and had some correspondence with him, I was completely at ease! I can't emphasize how grateful I am to Kevin and his band! They did a terrific job and all of the guests enjoyed the music. His communication is great, he understands your style and gives great suggestions! I had great comfort knowing we will get what we've asked for...but they exceeded our expectations! I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends!"
- Avelina K.


BIOGRAPHY

Kevin played trumpet, cello, piano, and guitar by age twelve. As a young guitarist, he was the one in the band, counted on to figure out how to play the cover songs of the time. The various bands to which he contributed in the early years, performed in college functions, festivals, and night clubs around central Illinois, Indiana, and along the Mississippi River.

Kevin studied music and electronics in college, while he worked as a solo guitarist, taught guitar, free lanced with several bands and as a studio musician. He was a member of the Central Illinois Jazz Society house band, The Dick Benson Organ trio, Jhaptal: a 10-piece jazz/percussion ensemble, and Slipstream, a popular club R&B band, led by Kevin.

In Denver, he performed as a free lance guitarist and band leader, working for the popular Moments Notice Entertainment company. Kevin performed for many events, at times with guests including presidents, well known recording artists, and Hollywood dignitaries.

Kevin later founded Archtop Music, LLC, as a platform for his music business, which launched his original recordings, and the band Swing Essence, a nostalgic jazz, rock, and swing band.

Kevin is in Oregon now, performing, teaching, and managing Archtop Music.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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Wedding

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If I could give Kevin 10 stars across the board, I would. He is the consummate professional in every way. Using this website was easy and efficient. We were able to look at all of Kevin's set lists and build our own. I was even able to surprise my husband with a serenade that went flawlessly even without a rehearsal. Kevin is THAT good. I have received so many compliments praising Kevin and his playing.

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Wedding Ceremony

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I was looking for a classical guitarist to play at our wedding through GigMasters and Kevin was one of the first to respond by email to my inquiries. He provided a link to YouTube of him playing a variety of songs so I could see and hear him play, which I found to be very professional. His fees were reasonable and he was easy to work with. He also transcribed a song I liked at the last minute to play during the ceremony. It was all very beautiful. We ended up asking him to play during our reception so I could actually enjoy his performance. He also sings! I would highly recommend Kevin Karrick to anyone wanting to add that special something to any event!

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I would highly recommend Kevin for any event. He is a very talented guitarist and easy to work with.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
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2016
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
Oregon City, OR
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
Nov
20
Thanksgiving Celebration
Oregon City, OR
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Sep
12
Private Party
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Jul
25
Wedding
Oregon City, OR
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Nov
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Portland, OR
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
ACOUSTIC
INSTRUMENTAL
Blackbird
Lennon-McCartney
Here Comes The Sun
Lennon-McCartney
Here There and Everywhere
Lennon-McCartney
Norwegian Wood
Lennon-McCartney
True
Martin Taylor
Linus and Lucy
Vince Giraldi
Lewis and Clark
Tommy Emmanuel
That's The Spirit
Tommy Emmanuel
Little Martha
Duane Alman
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
R&B Singer
Jazz Singer
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Blues Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
Jazz One Man Band
Rock One Man Band
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Kevin Karrick - Solo Guitarist, Vocalist will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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