theKWCombo is . . . RETRO ~ ECLECTIC

Kate Wells 

-Versatile vocalist/musician/songwriter - a Retro Eclectic Mix of Musical Styles - Blues, R&B, Jazz, Country, Classic & Alternative Rock, and Originals.  California native, Wells’ musical roots started in her home town of Santa Cruz where she spent honing her talents at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and was influenced by the many musicians in the area. Wells has fronted several groups in the Vail, Colorado, Monterey and SLO areas. ‘Kate and the Sunfish’, opened for Van Morrison’s daughter, Shana, 2005 Seaside Blues in the Park. The KW COMBO couples the rich talent of SLO’s finest; Ken Burton (keys) for a FULL BAND sound, and can grow to a full band when appropriate. Wells has performed locally at: Vina Robles, River Star, Rio Seco and Wild Horse wineries, the Kreuzberg, SLO DOWN PUB, Linnaea’s cafe, Bang the Drum, Fuel Dock & Siren, Bru, Haven, Barrel House, Pour House, Bristol's Cider House, SLO Elks, Coastal Peaks Coffee, San Luis Obispo & Atascadero Marriotts, Puffers of Pismo. 

Ken Burton

- A musician on the west coast music scene for over 40 years, Burton currently plays with the Burning James band and Guy Budd.  Burton has shown his skills with the Hammond B-3 organ and various synthesizers keyboards on several dozen CDs and recordings and performed at hundreds of clubs, festivals, and other venues.   His extensive background in blues, R&B, funk, rock, and jazz Burton brings a wide variety of styles/sounds to many of the top bands in California performing alongside Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Tommy Castro, E.C. Scott, Robben Ford, Mark Hummel, Etta James, and legend, B.B. King.