Formed in Central Washington in 2016, the Killdeer String Band is an instrumental band known for their refreshing blend of European folk styles interspersed with sonic references to NW indie, classic metal and American bluegrass. Violinist Jenny Humphreys roots in traditional Celtic fiddling contribute soaring melodies and dynamic swells, and guitarist Josh Humphrey provides backing harmonies and melodic counterpoint steeped in middle eastern and Indian tradition. The rhythm section, brothers Jacob and Justin Gibbens on percussion and bass, drives the group with their 20+ years of combined experience playing in a variety of rock, jazz and punk projects.