Saturday, June 24th, 2023
KR-3 has spent over a decade carefully forging their own special blend dubbed "Appalachian psychedelia", a convergence of Americana folk and country with dreamy synth pop and lengthy narrative improvisation. The band seems to have one foot in crafting songs in the singer/songwriter tradition and another foot dangling in outer space. This tradition of exploration, genre busting and forging their own path on their terms has defined the band.
Known for their mind-bending, live silent discos, KR-3's sound is a soul grabbing, mind expanding, psychedelic, funk, and blues inspired jam, mixed with prevailing three part vocal harmonies. Their signature sound is reminiscent of the San Franscisco scene in the mid to late 60's, and the band has gained a following of faithful fans across the region. KR-3 has a supernatural ability to improvise together as one brain. With the powerful and moving lyrics of guitarists/vocalists Tim Boyd & Roberto Parsons, the bass playing of Al Wudarski, the extraordinary talents of keyboardist Travis Hoard, and the drumming of human metronome John McFarland, KR-3 brings power and energy to each live performance which leaves audiences yearning for more.
Honored as one of the best West Virginia bands by WV Living Magazine, KR-3 is currently adding the final touches to a new album (the first since 2012's Fractures and Sparks) that is slated for release in the Spring of 2023.