"2019 will see the release of what will be one of the greatest "Independent" Blues Album releases of the year." THE BLUES TOOLS were born in Portland Oregon in early 2018. The band is the brainchild of the award winning guitarist, singer, songwriter KATHRYN GRIMM, a woman with a long impressive professional and academic musical background.
The short version - Kathryn moved from her hometown of Seattle to Los Angeles where she attended Musician's Institute, wrote/performed and recorded with countless bands and artists including JEFF BUCKLEY, BO DIDDLEY, MICHAEL BOLTON etc., had her music featured on the Official Grammy Ballot, earned two degrees from Cal State L.A (BA Jazz Studies; MA Commercial Music), Hosted the longest running Pro Blues Jam, founded a successful recording/teaching studio in Laurel Canyon and happily relocated to Portland where she gathered the best musicians together to create her best band ever.
The BLUES TOOLS features: KATHRYN GRIMM - Guitar / Vocals CHARLIE SWIFT - Drums / Vocals CHRIS ROURKE - Bass / Vocals GIUED HATCH - Percussion / Vocals
The BLUES TOOLS music could be described as Eva Cassidy meets Hendrix with four part old-school R&B harmonies. Kathryn has always said "You've got to have the proper Tools to play the Blues". She definitely has that with this fantastic line up. Please check out their calendar for upcoming shows...