STRANGE BEDFELLOWS are BACK!
Legendary singer/songwriter Kostas and internationally acclaimed bassist/composer Kelly Roberti perform a concert that could be termed as “strange bedfellows”, but, Kostas and Roberti go back in acquaintance thirty years as Montana musicians and have frequently played together in the last few years. The blending of the two recognizable styles of Kostas and Roberti promise an evening of memorable music and wonderful laughs…this duo has FUN!
Kostas and his family immigrated to Montana from Greece when he was seven years old. He now has homes in Montana and Nashville, and aside from songwriting and performing, he enjoys hunting, fishing and raising vintage guitars on his "guitar ranch." Kostas received his first No. 1 Country hit with his first single release. The single entitled, "Timber I'm Falling In Love," was recorded by Patty Loveless. He also penned the songs "The Lonely Side Of Love," and "On Down The Line" for her follow-up albums which also reached Top 10. Kostas went on to write many more Top 10 singles including: "Heart Full Of Love," by Holly Dunn, "Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose," and "Nothing's Changed Here," by Dwight Yoakam, "Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man," by Travis Tritt, "Going Out Of My Mind" and "Love On The Loose, Heart On The Run,” by McBride and The Ride and "Life ..9" by Martina McBride. He also scored two more No. 1 country hits with Dwight Yoakam's "Ain't That Lonely Yet" and Patty Loveless' first Epic release, "Blame It On Your Heart," which was BMI's most performed country song of 1994. His songs have been recorded by Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Allison Krauss, Brooks and Dunn, Etta James, Vince Gill, George Strait, The Dixie Chicks, Jo Dee Messina, Marty Stuart, Conway Twitty, Emmylou Harris, The Bellamy Brothers, Sammy Kershaw, Tracy Byrd, The Mavericks, John Berry, Neal McCoy, Rick Trevino, Freddy Fender, Marie Osmond, Kelly Willis, Joy White, Buck Owens, Great Plains and Prairie Oyster. You can learn more about Kostas at http://www.myspace.com/kostasmusic.
Roberti was born in Malta, MT in the early 1950's into a musical family. Both parents being music teachers he found his path at an early age. He lives in Bozeman now and continues to compose and perform locally as well as internationally. His credits include 54 CD and vinyl recordings and numerous original compositions recorded by him and others. Kelly is also a prodigious poet and lyricist. Roberti has performed, recorded and toured with a vast array of legendary musicians.
To learn more please visit http://www.kellyroberti.com.