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.
UWS Orchestra Concert 2019
Kailyn Spencer w/ Breanne Marie at Chester Bowl Concert Series, 2018
With Black River Revue at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN
Kailyn Spencer fiddling with Tin Can Gin at Bayfront Park, Duluth, MN
First Ave Mainroom, Minneapolis, MN, With A Night in the Box
at Mid West Music Fest in Winona, MN, with Black River Revue
Kailyn Spencer with the Hankies
Duluth Homegrown music festival with Black River Revue at Sir Ben's, Duluth, MN
Performing at the Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN
On tour with A Night in the Box in Fort Collins, Colorado
Performing at an outdoor wedding with Mike Munson in Minneapolis, MN
With A Night in the Box at Lee's, Minneapolis, MN
Busking with A Night in the Box at Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
with Black River Revue
With Black River Revue and many special guests
With Black River Revue and special guest Nate Sipe at Pizza Luce, Duluth, MN
First Ave Mainroom, Minneapolis, MN, with A Night in the Box
at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival with A Night in the Box
Boats and Bluegrass music festival in Winona, MN, with A Night in the Box
Papa Charlie's, Lutsen, MN, with Black River Revue