2x JUNO nominees and triple Canadian Folk Music Awards winners Sultans of String are “energetic and exciting, with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, with unstoppable grooves.
Revved up roots string slingers Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar) met just as the guitarist was coming off the road from touring around the world with Jesse Cook. When Chris (who has also performed with Cook, Pavlo) first heard Kevin’s rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between the violin and guitar. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, creating soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people. Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String’s CDs have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal (for Chris), plus invitations to perform/record with such luminaries as The Chieftains, Richard Bona, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.