Performance Background

Kailyn regularly performs in the Duluth/Superior area. She plays fiddle in the alt-country/Americana band Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners and enjoys sitting in with other groups for special gigs. Kailyn plays classical violin with the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra (NSPO) and the UW-Superior Chamber Strings Orchestra. She also plays at weddings and special events. 

 

From 2006-2010 Kailyn played fiddle with the band A Night in the Box, an alternative rock/bluegrass band based out of the Twin Cities. Their sound has been described as "The White Stripes meets O Brother Where Art Thou." She can be heard on their second album, Write A Letter, and in addition to performing hundreds of regional shows with the group, she toured nationally, performed on live radio, and earned a place on City Pages' "Best New Bands" list. 

Kailyn started the band The Hooks & the Hollows with former A Night in the Box bandmate Alex Dalton. They recorded one album together, did some touring, and reunite when they can.

 

After relocating to Duluth, she joined the band Black River Revue, an upbeat, mostly acoustic band with a broad mix of influences ranging from classic rock to old-time bluegrass. She recorded and released two albums with the group and performed routinely around the region from 2012-2015.

 

She has been a featured guest fiddler with many regional bands and songwriters, including Pert Near Sandstone, Feeding Leroy, Jack Klatt, The Hankies, Borderstone, and Tin Can Gin. 

Orchestra 2019

UWS Orchestra Concert 2019

Kailyn Spencer w/ Breanne Marie

Kailyn Spencer w/ Breanne Marie at Chester Bowl Concert Series, 2018

Kailyn Spencer w/ Black River Revue

With Black River Revue at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN

Kailyn with Tin Can Gin

Kailyn Spencer fiddling with Tin Can Gin at Bayfront Park, Duluth, MN

Kailyn Spencer w/ A Night in the Box

First Ave Mainroom, Minneapolis, MN, With A Night in the Box

Kailyn Spencer fiddling w/ BRR

at Mid West Music Fest in Winona, MN, with Black River Revue

Kailyn Spencer with the Hankies

Kailyn Spencer with the Hankies

Kailyn Spencer fiddling at Homegrown

Duluth Homegrown music festival with Black River Revue at Sir Ben's, Duluth, MN

Kailyn Spencer

Performing at the Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN

Kailyn Spencer w/ A Night in the box

On tour with A Night in the Box in Fort Collins, Colorado

Kailyn Spencer

Performing at an outdoor wedding with Mike Munson in Minneapolis, MN

Kailyn Spencer

With A Night in the Box at Lee's, Minneapolis, MN

A Night in the Box busking

Busking with A Night in the Box at Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Wedding at Harmony Park

with Black River Revue

Kailyn Spencer @ Boats and Bluegrass

With Black River Revue and many special guests

Kailyn Spencer

With Black River Revue and special guest Nate Sipe at Pizza Luce, Duluth, MN

Kailyn Spencer and Travis Hetman

First Ave Mainroom, Minneapolis, MN, with A Night in the Box

Kailyn Spencer fiddling

at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival with A Night in the Box

Kailyn Spencer w/ A Night in the Box

Boats and Bluegrass music festival in Winona, MN, with A Night in the Box

Kailyn Spencer w/ BRR

Papa Charlie's, Lutsen, MN, with Black River Revue