The 2nd artist in our new monthly series Indie night, highlighting emerging independent artists, is the Krishna Guthrie Band.
The Guthrie family story is interwoven into the fabric of American music. While Krishna incorporates elements of his lineage, from the folk roots of his great-grandfather, Woody to the masterful storytelling of his grandfather Arlo, he’s not afraid of adding influences from his own generation as he carves his own initials in the family tree.
At a young age, Krishna began touring internationally with his family as well as playing in local bands when off the road. Becoming skilled at several instruments, he also started writing his own songs. In the winter of 2013/14 Guthrie found himself playing regular gigs with a band in Vermont, and he decided to make Vermont his home.
Krishna started paying his dues, without fanfare, in local bars and restaurants around the Rutland area, determined to make a name for himself. He played supporting roles in several local bands as well, and soon started putting together his own band, which has become the Krishna Guthrie Band, or KGB.
While never leaving behind the roots of his family’s music, Krishna turns it up a notch, infusing rock, blues and modern influences. The Krishna Guthrie Band is a collection of like-minded individuals, each with influences of their own, who value what music offers to the world and strive to make each show better than the last. They blend their varied musical experiences together to create a musical tapestry on which Krishna weaves his stories.