RFT Award + cool new photos of us + STL show + summer tour dates!

Greetings, everyone. If you’re receiving this via email, thanks for joining our email list. As you know, this is the best way to stay up-to-date with us and our concert calendar. If you just happened to stop by via the inter-webs… hello!

Thanks to everyone who attended our shows with the Old 97′s in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Milwaukee. It was a real honor opening for the 97′s and performing for such amazing crowds all three nights. We hope to be back to your towns soon.

Big thanks to everyone who voted us “Best Rock Band” in this year’s Riverfront Times Awards. This marks our four consecutive win! We feel like the prettiest girl at the prom! XOXO

JULY 19 is a big show at Plush in St. Louis. This is our first local headlining show since March. Do not miss it. You can buy tickets HERE. Also, here’s a really cool promo video for the show…

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JULY 26 we return to Donnie’s Homespun in Springfield, IL! It’s been awhile since we played central Illinois. Some might say it’s been too long.

We recently finished a photo shoot with local photographer, Corey Woodruff. The final results look great! Click the pic below to view the entire shoot!

web comp Kentucky Knife Fight | Summer Calendar | 2014

07/31: Maxine’s  // Hot Springs, AR

08/01: Double Wide // Dallas, TX

08/02: Mercury Lounge  // Tulsa, OK

08/07: White Water Tavern // Little Rock, AR

08/08: George’s Majestic  // Fayetteville, AR

08/09: Lola’s Saloon Sixth // Fort Worth, TX

08/14: Al’s Bar  // Lexington , KY

08/15: MOTR Pub // Cincinnati, OH

08/21: Riot Room  // Kansas City , MO

08/22: Crown Uptown  // Wichita , KS

08/23: Outland Ballroom (downstairs)  // Springfield, MO

08/28: Lamasco’s // Evansville, IN

08/29: John Brown’s on The Square // Marion, IL

08/30: Pitter’s Lounge // Cape Girardeau , MO

09/11: Beat Kitchen // Chicago, IL

We hope to see you down the road. Take care of yourselves and those around you.

Much love,

KKF

 

 

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The most intense thing anyone’s ever said to us after a show, and More…

“Man, I just did a ten year sentence in Potosi. I got out eight hours ago. You’re the first band I’ve seen in ten years. You guys were fucking great.”

– A direct quote from a fan after our Midwest Mayhem set. More on that a bit later.

June is here and so is the oppressive St. Louis humidity. It’s going to be a busy summer for us. We’re sure you’re busy as well, so we’ll get right to it.

  • We’re honored to be nominated for another RFT Music Award and flattered to be in the (“Rock”) category with so much talent. Voting ends July 9th. You can cast your vote here: http://musicshowcasepoll.riverfronttimes.com
  • We have three shows in June with the Old 97′s. It’s exciting to be opening for a great band. These shows can’t come soon enough.

06/20: First Avenue (w/ Old 97′s) // Minneapolis , MN

06/21: Park West (w/ Old 97′s)  // Chicago, IL

06/22: Turner Hall (w/ Old 97′s) // Milwaukee, WI

  • Our next HOME show! This is our first headlining show in STL since March.      Don’t miss it!

07/19: Plush // Saint Louis , MO

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  • Our July-Aug schedule is filling up nicely. We’ll be returning to some of our favorite cities during this time. Take a peek…

07/26: Donnie’s Homespun  // Springfield, IL

07/31: Maxine’s  // Hot Springs, AR

08/01: Double Wide // Dallas, TX

08/02: Mercury Lounge  // Tulsa, OK

08/07: White Water Tavern // Little Rock, AR

08/08: George’s Majestic  // Fayetteville, AR

08/09: Lola’s Saloon Sixth // Fort Worth, TX

08/14: Al’s Bar  // Lexington , KY

08/15: MOTR Pub // Cincinnati, OH

08/21: Riot Room  // Kansas City , MO

08/22: tba // Wichita, KS

08/23: Outland Ballroom  (downstairs) // Springfield, MO

08/28: Lamasco’s // Evansville, IN

08/29: John Brown’s on The Square // Marion, IL

08/30: Pitter’s Lounge // Cape Girardeau , MO

A big thank you to everyone who attended our shows in Decatur, IL at Donnie’s Homespun, and this year’s Midwest Mayhem at the City Museum in STL. Both shows were incredible. Though we’ve been playing Central Illinois for as long as we’ve been a band, we’ve neglected Decatur. That won’t happen anymore. Also, this was our first time playing Midwest Mayhem. The room was packed and absolutely electric. We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out or response.

It was after our Midwest Mayhem set, a gentleman walked up to Jason, gave him a firm handshake, and said: ”Man, I just did a ten year sentence in Potosi. I got out eight hours ago. You’re the first band I’ve seen in ten years. You guys were fucking great.” Music has a tendency to bring it out of people. It might be because the act of performing live music on stage can be a vulnerable experience. One that people identify and connect with. We lay it all out there and when we walk off, we feel both drained and invigorated. People have responded to us after the show in a variety of ways. Anything ranging from sober and heartfelt to intoxicated and downright weepy. The gentleman from Potosi takes the cake. It was the most intense thing anyone has ever told us after a show. One that left us speechless.

We’ll leave you with this:  If you haven’t yet figured out who the special people are in your life — get on it. When you find them — hold on to them like the antidote. You’ll never know when you’ll need them or when they’ll need you. We cannot say thank you enough. It’s our pleasure performing for such passionate crowds. See you down the road.

KKF

P.S.: Our brand new Tee shirt, designed by our very own guitarist Nate Jones, can be found right here.

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Shows with Old 97′s and more! New t-shirt Presale begins today! RFT Awards!

Hello, all. We’ve started to put dates on the calendar and wanted to share what we have so far. Take note of our June 20th – June 22nd shows with Old 97′s!! We’re super excited! We’ll have more to add very soon. Stay tuned.

05/15: Midwest Mayhem @ City Museum  // St. Louis, MO

06/20: First Avenue (w/ Old 97′s) // Minneapolis , MN

06/21: Park West (w/ Old 97′s)  // Chicago, IL

06/22: Turner Hall (w/ Old 97′s) // Milwaukee, WI

07/19: Plush // Saint Louis , MO

07/26: Donnie’s Homespun  // Springfield, IL

07/31: Maxine’s  // Hot Springs, AR

08/01: Double Wide // Dallas, TX

08/02: Mercury Lounge  // Tulsa, OK

08/07: White Water Tavern // Little Rock, AR

08/09: Lola’s Saloon Sixth // Fort Worth, TX

08/15: MOTR Pub  // Cincinnati, OH

08/21: Riot Room  // Kansas City , MO

08/23: Outland Ballroom  (downstairs) // Springfield, MO

08/28: Lamasco’s // Evansville, IN

08/30: Pitter’s Lounge // Cape Girardeau , MO

Also, we have a new t-shirt that you can pre-order! It was designed by our guitarist Mr. Nate Jones. Check it out! The Pre-sale starts today and will end Friday, and anyone who buys a pre-sale tee shirt will get a digital download of our newest single “My Brave Daughter”.  All men’s tees are Gildan Softstyle 100% Preshrunk Cotton and all women’s tees are Gildan Ringspun 100% Preshrunk Cotton.

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Last but not least, we have been nominated for yet another River Front Times’ Music Award in the “Rock” category. We’re incredibly grateful to be nominated again. You can take a look at all the nominees HERE. Voting begins in May.

We hope to see you soon!

Xoxo,
KKF

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April showers, a NEW VAN, writing, shows!

According to T.S. Elliot, “April is the cruelest month.” Let’s hope that’s not the case. Not after the winter we just had. No no no. That just won’t do.

First off, we’re pleased to announce we have a NEW VAN (pictured below)! Thanks so much to everyone who contributed. We’re deeply touched by your generosity. You guys and gals came through for us, big time. There’s never a good time for your van to get stolen, but two days before a tour is about as bad as it gets. We can’t say thank you enough to all who donated, shared the news, emailed us about deals on vans, or just sent well wishes. You folks are the best.

We hope everyone is enjoying the new songs. We’ve been writing a lot over the last several weeks and we’re pretty close to having something to show for it. We’re excited how things are shifting with our music and are eager to share with all of you.

April will be a continued writing period for us. However, we are playing a few shows. Here’s our shows for the month. We hope to catch some of you down the road. Best, KKF.

4/12: “Lo-Fi Cherokee Street” (20min set @ 3pm) / Whiskey Ring / St. Louis, MO

4/25: John Brown’s / Marion, IL

4/26: The State Room / Quincy, IL

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Two NEW songs give away + March shows!!

Happy March, everyone! Spring is almost here and we couldn’t be happier.

First off, thanks so much to everybody who donated to our van fund and to everyone who attended our show at Off Broadway. The money generated from both is getting us closer to a new van. We intend to have a vehicle by the end of this month.

We hope everyone is enjoying the two new songs we mailed out. If you missed the chance last week — it’s not too late. We are extending the offer for the rest of March. So anyone who donates ANY amount of money to our van fund will receive two new songs: “My Brave Daughter” and “Dressed in Red.”  These songs will be delivered via email. You can donate by clicking on this handy dandy button right here:

SORRY DONATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED.

This month is going to be spent writing new material for our next album. However we are throwing two Indiana shows into the mix.

03/25: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop

03/26: Evansville, IN @ Lamasco’s

If you missed it, here’s the FOX 2 News story about our vehicle. We enjoy the fun little van graphic they created for the story: http://fox2now.com/2014/03/03/band-raising-money-to-replace-stolen-van/

Thanks again to everyone and anyone who donated money. With your help we will be on the road again real soon. XOXO

with Love,

KKF

 

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TWO New Tracks to giveaway / March 1st fundraiser show

TWO BRAND NEW SONGS GIVEAWAY!!

Anyone who purchases advance tickets to our show @ OFF BROADWAY on MARCH 1st will receive two brand new songs from us via email. You can purchase tickets here:

http://www.offbroadwaystl.com/event/478247-kentucky-knife-fight-st-louis/

Also, for those who live far away, anyone who donates (any amount) via the link below will receive the songs via email. You can donate here:

SORRY DONATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED.

This offer also goes for anyone who has already purchased tickets or donated prior to today.

Songs will begin to be emailed on Monday, February 24th, 2014. 

As many of you know, our van was stolen and demolished. The March 1st show will be a fundraiser to help raise money for a new vehicle. It will feature John Henry, and the Jump Starts. Doors @ 8. Show @ 9. $10 cover.

If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the RFT Music article about our van and the jaw dropping photos:

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2014/01/found_kentucky_knife_fights_st.php

Thanks to every single person who shared the news about our van. It was touching to have so many of you spreading the news. Feel free to share this news as well.

with love and gratitude,
KKF

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March 1st fundraiser show / online donation / tour thank you’s

As many of you heard, our van was stolen three weeks ago. There is still an ongoing police investigation so we have no updates at this moment. What we can divulge is that we have a show at Off Broadway in STL on MARCH 1st. The show will be a fundraiser to help raise money for a new van. It will feature John Henry, and the Jump Starts. We will not charge any extra to get in the door. $10 cover per usual.We strongly suggest buying tickets in advance for this show, which can be done by following this link:  TICKETS. For those who live far away, but wish to donate. Feel free to follow this link, and thank you so very much in advance:

SORRY DONATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED.

If you haven’t heard about our van yet. Here’s the River Front Times write-up. Prepare for your jaw to drop:http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2014/01/found_kentucky_knife_fights_st.php

with love and gratitude,
KKF

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WINTER TOUR 2014 

Our band woke up in our own beds this sunny Monday morning in STL. And I’m sure we all have the same thing in mind:

Best. Tour. Ever.

Many thanks to give. Let’s start with all of our family, friends, and fans that travelled near and far. We saw familiar faces and made a lot of new friends along the way. The sheer numbers in which people attended our performances was truly humbling. Thanks to every single one of you. We felt your love and we hope to see you all again real soon.

Thanks to all the bands we played with. We appreciate you hosting us in your respective cities. We were blown away by the caliber of musicianship and performers. We learned and were inspired by you. You made us a better band.

Thanks to all the great venues and venue staff. We played our favorite rooms and worked together with some of our favorite venue staff. Thanks for allowing us to play your stage. It was an honor.

Thanks to every radio station that played us; and every newspaper, magazine, or blog that wrote about us. Thanks to Tinderbox and Bekah Manning for making this happen.

Thanks to our good friend, John Joern, for lending us his van (lovingly known as: The White Whale). Because of John we didn’t have to cancel a single date after the theft of our van. The White Whale effortlessly swam from city to city, from venue to venue, and from hotel to hotel. Thanks, John. She’s a beaut.

BIG, BIG, BIG thanks to Shannon and Venu. Your generosity and hospitality is simply immeasurable. We’re still struggling to find new ways in which to say ‘thank you’. Much love. Stay warm in Nashville.

Seriously, thanks to all of you. We’re still in shock. Best tour experience yet. We hope to see you all very soon. Until then, take care of yourselves and those around you.

XOXO,
KKF

p.s. we have a few more winter dates in store:

02/06: Mojo’s / Columbia, MO
02/07: Fat Cats Entertainment Complex / Rolla, MO
02/15: Hangar 9 / Carbondale, IL
02/21: Martyrs’ / Chicago, IL
02/22: Donnie’s Homespun / Springfield, IL
03/01: OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE / St. Louis, MO

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Our van was found!! Tour!!

2/3/14 

Updates on our van, our amazing tour, and our fundraising show at Off Broadway on March 1st coming soon! 

 

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1/15/14

Alright, we have GOOD news, BAD news, and more GOOD news.

The good news is that our van which had been stolen yesterday morning has been found!! The bad news is that it’s wrecked.  We’re still unsure of its condition, but we know it’s not drivable. So… that sucks. BUT the good news is that we have a vehicle to get us on the road for our tour, which starts this Friday in Cincinnati!! GAME ON!!

Thanks to everyone who shared the news of our van. It was incredibly kind of all of you. We definitely felt the love yesterday. You’re all a bunch of sweet hearts and we hope to see you down the road. XOXO KKF

Kentucky Knife Fight | Winter Tour 2014

01/17: The Drinkery / Cincinnati, OH
01/18: Zanzabar / Louisville, KY
01/19: Cosmic Charlie’s / Lexington, KY
01/21: The 5 Spot / Nashville, TN
01/22: Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack / Little Rock, AR
01/23: Maxine’s Live Music Venue / Hot Springs, AR
01/24: Double Wide / Dallas, TX
01/25: The Smoke & Barrel Tavern / Fayetteville, AR
01/26: Lizards Lounge / Wichita, KS
01/29: Duffy’s Tavern / Lincoln, NE
01/30: Mercury Lounge Tulsa / Tulsa, OK
01/31: recordBar / Kansas City, MO
02/01: Outland Ballroom / Springfield, MO
02/06: Mojo’s / Columbia, MO
02/07: Fat Cats Entertainment Complex / Rolla, MO
02/15: Hangar 9 / Carbondale, IL
02/21: Martyrs’ / Chicago, IL
02/22: Donnie’s Homespun / Springfield, IL

03/01: OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE / St. Louis, MO

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Winter Tour here we come!

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ll make it short and sweet. We’re very excited to get back on the road and wanted to share our Winter Tour schedule and subsequent show dates.  Hope to see you down the road. Take care of yourselves and those around you.

Best,
KKF

-Winter Tour 2014-

01/17: The Drinkery  / Cincinnati, OH

01/18: Zanzabar / Louisville, KY

01/19: Cosmic Charlie’s  / Lexington, KY

01/21: The Five Spot / Nashville, TN

01/22: Stickyz / Little Rock, AR

01/23: Maxine’s  / Hot Springs, AR

01/24: Double Wide / Dallas, TX

01/25: Smoke and Barrel Tavern / Fayetteville, AR

01/26: Lizard Lounge / Wichita, KS

01/29: Duffy’s / Lincoln, NE

01/30: Mercury Lounge  / Tulsa, OK

01/31: Record Bar / Kansas City, MO

02/01: Outland Ballroom  / Springfield, MO

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More February dates… 

02/06: Mojo’s  / Columbia, MO

02/07: Fat Cats Entertainment Complex / Rolla, MO

02/15: Hangar 9 / Carbondale, IL

02/21: Martyrs’ / Chicago, IL

02/22: Donnie’s Homespun  / Springfield, IL

–Be sure to check our “Shows” page for our most up-to-date calendar.

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December dates & Winter Tour 2014!

Happy December, everyone! We’ll keep it short and sweet.

As many of you know, we are spending this holiday season writing music for the PBS series “America: From The Ground Up!“. The show will feature previously recorded songs, as well as some completely new material. We are very excited to be a part of this project. The show will air in the Spring of 2014. Air dates are still to be determined. Stay tuned!

This won’t stop us from playing a few shows in December. Here’s a listing of those shows as well as our January-February Winter Tour. Take a peek!

12/12: The Stagger Inn / Edwardsville , IL

12/14: John Brown’s on The Square / Marion, IL

12/21: Old Dog Tavern  / Kalamazoo, MI

-Winter Tour 2014-

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01/17: The Drinkery  / Cincinnati, OH

01/18: Zanzabar / Louisville, KY

01/19: Cosmic Charlie’s  / Lexington, KY

01/21: The Five Spot / Nashville, TN

01/22: Stickyz / Little Rock, AR

01/23: Maxine’s  / Hot Springs, AR

01/24: Double Wide / Dallas, TX

01/25: Smoke and Barrel Tavern / Fayetteville, AR

01/26: Lizard Lounge / Wichita, KS

01/29: Duffy’s / Lincoln, NE

01/30: Mercury Lounge  / Tulsa, OK

01/31: Record Bar / Kansas City, MO

02/01: Outland Ballroom  / Springfield, MO

More February dates… 

02/07: Fat Cats Entertainment Complex / Rolla, MO

02/15: Hangar 9 / Carbondale, IL

02/21: Martyrs’ / Chicago, IL

02/22: Donnie’s Homespun  / Springfield, IL

–Be sure to check our “Shows” page for our most up-to-date calendar.

We wish everyone a happy holiday season. Hope to see you real soon.

KKF

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