"Monster double bassist Craig Butterfield has teamed up with the Boomtown Waifs to form the Boomtown Trio. The band, with Kelley McLachlan on guitar and Kristen Harris on violin, are an incredible match.
“Darkness Prowling” hearkens back to old fiddle tunes with blazing unison lines by Harris and Butterfield. Once again, the bassist plays with amazing facility that seems impossible on the bass."
-Kevin Johnson for No Treble January 29, 2019
"The music that guitarist/songwriter Kelley McLachlan, violinist Kristen Harris, and bassist Craig Butterfield have been making as the Boomtown Trio is, quite simply, breathtaking. Traces of the emotionally charged pan-Americana roots of McLachlan and Harris's work in the Prairie Willows and the Boomtown Waifs remain, but it's transmogrified by the stunning chamber music possibilities that come from stripping away the jocular rhythms and replacing them with the highest level of musicianship and a graceful sense of possibility that the three seem to embody when playing together."
- Kyle Petersen for Free Times October 23, 2019
"Butterfield brings chamber music beauty and an invigorating sense of adventure to the already great vocal rapport of Harris and MacLachlan. And if the new tunes the trio are posting to social media are any indication, the group has the kind of buzzing chemistry that could beckon bigger things to come."
- Kyle Petersen for Free Times February 20, 2019
The Boomtown Trio have a big sound fueled by bigger energy. Jaunty, plucky, and vibrant, the masterful Kristen Harris, Kelley McLachlan and Craig Butterfield whir through tunes. United by rich vocal harmonies, adroit champion fiddling, and renowned upright bass playing, their tunes are adeptly crafted and expertly delivered. A rare and wonderful combination of chamber music and folk music, the sorrowful Southern Gothic songwriting of McLachlan springs from a rich tradition while harkening contemporary ethos. The Boomtown Trio proves themselves a rare and delightful musical experience.
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