About Barrelhouse Blend
Kathleen Dooley and Gary Krause combine rock & roll, jazz,R&B, blues, and coffeehouse folk roots to cover such artists asJames Taylor, Carole King, U2, The Eagles, Ray Charles,Kansas, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Jim Croce, Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Foo Fighters, Green Day, and many more. Kathleen and Gary have played all over Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin in different bands and as solo performers for over twenty-five years. Both are classically trained musicians with extensive backgrounds in musical theater, worship music, jazz, and pop performance.
Through mutual friends and performing opportunities over the years, they found that they had an instant blend when they sang together. They enjoyed it so much, that they decided in 2014 to officially join their folk guitar, honky-tonk piano, and extensive catalog to form the duo, Barrelhouse Blend.