'Washboard Kitty' Wilson

Los Altos, California
Added 9/19/2012

Wearing her elegant Ragtime Era costumes, "Washboard Kitty" Wilson plays her special embellished washboards with thimble-tipped fingers, adding brushes, cymblols, bells and castanets as needed. She has provided her subtle, versatile percussion accompaniment to top ragtime pianists at this Festival for many years, as well as in the Sutter Creek, Scott Joplin (Sedalia) and Blind Boone Festivals, and in collaborative concert performances in California, Nevada, Washington and North Carolina.

In addition to her ragtime activity, Kitty enlivens Bay Area street parades as a member of the crazy Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band, and plays washtub bass & washboard with the Peninsula Banjo Band in San Jose. This weekend she will join various pianists as well as performing in the Raspberry Jam Band.