Kitestring is a four-piece rock band featuring all-original music with influences from rootsy Americana, Blues, and Soul. The band is based in Ithaca, NY and centers around the unique talent of singer-songwriter Josh Ross whose lyrics explore personal experiences of love, loss, and redemption to weave meaningful messages that speak to the heart of listeners. Ross, whose fiery vocal performance makes it impossible not to feel something, is supported by bassist Jeremy Betterley, guitarist Marty Farchione, and drummer Phil Shay. Their song styles cover an eclectic range with the unifying thread of memorable melodies, clever lyrics and solid musicianship. The band is also known for live performances filled with energy, emotion and honesty. Kitestring’s sound is stripped down to the elements necessary to convey the message of their songs, focusing on the subtle and elegant rather than the flashy and over-the-top.

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“Great hooks, engaging lyrics, and a classic four-piece sound, with excellent talent at each position makes this a band to watch going forward. Can’t wait to see where they go next.”

 Finger Lakes Music Press

“Simple, melody oriented songwriting with a very tight performance. With this EP, you get the band and nothing more or less. It’s a perfect debut.”

Harry Nichols (Singer/Songwriter)


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Upcoming Shows

March 29Kitestring Duo @ Salt Point BrewingLansing, NY
April 8Lovin’ Cup (FULL BAND)Rochester, NY
April 29Kitestring Duo @ Brewer’s TaproomDryden, NY
May 20Kitestring Duo @ Brewer’s TaproomDryden, NY
May 25Kitestring @ Deep Dive Ithaca, NY
May 26Kitestring Duo @ Homer HopsHomer, NY
June 16Kitestring Duo @ Summerhill BrewingSummerhill, NY
June 29TBA Ithaca, NY
July 12Kitestring Trio @ Brightleaf VineyardsKing Ferry, NY
July 15Kitestring @ Homer Hops Summer KICKER Homer, NY
August 12Kitestring @ Scale House Brewing w/ Liam Hector, NY
August 19Kitestring Duo @ Brewer’s TaproomDryden, NY