Kevin Breit - Bio


Kevin Breit

  Kevin Breit (pronounced: bright) was born in the small Northern Ontario hamlet of McKerrow (pronounced:very small). He is the youngest of seven children born to musical parents. Breit, self-taught, grew up listening and loving the music of the Beatles, Bill Monroe, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, Johnny Winter, Todd Rundgren, Aretha Franklin, Rare Earth, Miles Davis, Rashaan Roland Kirk, Hank Williams, and many others.

At age 17,he moved to Toronto to follow his dream of being a musician. After a period of re-adjustment, Kevin began working in and out of studios and concert settings. He has recorded with the likes of Cassandra Wilson (grammy award winning,
New Moon Daughter and her follow-up Traveling Miles); k.d lang (Drag); Holly Cole (Temptation, It Happened one Night and Dark Dear Heart); Janis Ian (Hunger); Dal Bello (She and Whore) as well as new releases from Patti Scialfa, Marc Jordan, Quartette, Natalie McMaster, Barra MacNeills, Molly Johnson, Miller Stain Limit, Shelby Starner, Jeb Loy Nichols, Sass Jordan, Wendy Lands, Carlos del Junco, to name a few.

Kevin is currently in Norah Jones' "
Handsome Band" and his song "Humble Me" is featured on her new album Feels Like Home.

Kevin's new recording
John & the Sisters, featuring the funky Sisters Euclid band and blues-belter John Dickie, is coming out on NorthernBlues Music in April 2004.

“an adventurous and oftentimes unpredictable player possessing a seemingly inexhaustible storehouse of ideas at his fingertips”
-Gary Tate
Blues On Stage