.....But first.....

Our past digs


The first place where KATE AND LOU lived together in 1974,
about a mile or two from North Lake in the
Northern Catskill Mountains.

Well, we were going through the attic, well maybe not the attic, we live in an apartment, and we were looking through a box of nostalgia and decided to compile at list of some past performances. While the list is not all inclusive it certainly hit home that we have been around the block a few times.

Yes, we have played for lots of people and still are out there enjoying each and every performance. We have performed at many colleges, coffee houses, clubs, bars, Museums, street fairs, festivals and parties.We have also performed at hundreds of schools in about 20 states from New York to New Mexico, from Boston to the logging towns of South East Arkansas and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and from steamy Louisiana to the windy city Chicago for well over 100,000 students. Our mountain Music Makers assembly program (both a musical performance and educational lecture) was well received in schools, libraries, prisons, Indian Reservation schools and nursing homes. Our Past performances include Kate and Lou performances as a duo as well as individually, performances with The Wonderbeans and The Kate and Lou Band.


Murphy's House

NY Pinewoods Folk Music Weekend 1981

The Towne Crier Cafe

Cafe Lena

Good Coffee House

Sunny's of Red Hook, Brooklyn

Parkside Lounge


Cutting Room

Galapagos Art Space

The Sheriff Session's

Big Apple Bluegrass Festival

The Brazen Head

Greenwich Village Bistro

Eighth Step Coffe House

Night Kitchen

Focus II Coffee House, Greenwich Village

Alternative Center for the International Arts

Museum of American Folk Art

Trinity Church Noon day Concert Series

Brooklyn Museum, Peoples Theater

Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park

Ninth Avenue Festival

Third Avenue Festival (uptown)

Third Avenue Festival (downtown)

Americana Festival, 52nd Street, NYC

Atlantic Antic

Seventh Heaven (Park Slope Festival)

Canarsie Pier, Brooklyn

City Island Community Center, NYC

Danbury Fair

Tufts University

The Watering Troff, Woodstock

NYC Folklore Center

Englishtown Music Hall

Park Slope Bluegrass/Old-Time Jamboree

NJ Summer Bluegrass Festival, Morris Stage

Patchogue Folk Festival

Pawling, NY Comunity Day Festival

Art and Music Festival, Bryant Park

Long Island Traditional Music Festival, Farmingville

Earthworks, Rhinebeck

Brickyard Point Coffee House

Symphony Space

Brandeis University

University of Massechusets

NYU Loeb Student Center

Brooklyn College

Hartwick College

State University at Oneonta

State University at Geneseo

Cobleskill State College

Skidmore College

Cornell University

Mohawk Valley Community College

Morrisville Community College

Hofstra University

The Barry Harris Jazz Ensemble and Friends Concert 1988

The Barry Harris Jazz Ensemble and Friends Concert 1989

Lou was a Quarter Finalist in The American Song Festival

Jimmy Driftwood Theater at the Ozark Mountain Music Center

Micky's Comet Pizzaria

Capulet's on Montague

South Street Seaport

OBI, The Hamptons


The Eagle Tavern

The Lonestar Cafe

J C W Coffee House

Side Track Cafe

WNYU, New York

WBAI, New York

WKCR, New York

WBRS, Walthham, MA

WXPN, Philadelphia, PA

WUSB, Stoney Brook, L.I., NY


Altus, Lake Village, Little Rock, Russellville, Altus, Winslow, Peggs. Bentonville, Calico Rock, Bentonville, Gentry, Magazine

Wolf Lake

West Bend, Marcus, Remsen, Cherokee, Quimby, Cushing, Washta, Smithland, Sioux City, Onawa,
Bencoe, Pisgah, Glenwood, Carson, Atlantic, Burlington, Denmark, Ft. Madison, Albia, Centerville,
Moravia, Osceola, Liberty Center, Winterset, Greenfield, Ogden, Madrid, Pella, Mingo, Baxter, Roland, Fonda, Lehigh,, Manson, West Bend, Marcus, Remsen, Cherokee - Mental Health Institute, Carson, Atlantic, Council Bluffs, Macedonia, Malvern, Rockport, Westboro, Hamburg, Farragut, Calarinda - Mental Health Institute Gallatin, Ludlow, Chillicothe, Lawson, Galt, Newtown, Atlanta, Monroe City Village

Easton, DeSota, Grain Valley

Neosho, Granby , Stella, Belton, Orrick, Lamar, Gallatin, Ludlow, Chillicothe, Mo. State Training, School for Girls, Lawson, Galt, Newtown, Altanta, Monreo City, Ewing, Mo , Conception Junction,
St. Joseph, Rosendale, Lamar, Rushville, Cameron, Camden Point, Gower, Rushville, Kansas City,
Balckow, Ridgeway, Lamoni, Hamilton, Independence, Pleasant Hope, Seymour, Houston, Mansfield,
Norwood, Cabool, Licking, Koshkonong, Gainsville, Bentonville, Stella, Granby, Neosho, Burbon,
Vienna, St. james, Richland, Lake Ozark, Versailles, Tipton, Deepwater, Independence, Blue Springs
Archie, Amoret, Nevada, Stocton, Greenfield, , Cuba, Harman, Steelville, Gerald, Pacific, Lonedell
Bonne Terre, Leadville, Farmington ,Deering , minence, Lesterville, Viburnum, Belgrade, Caledonia
Benton, Scott City, Chaffee, St. Genevieve, Festus, Imperial, Arnold, Maryland Heights, Bowling Green
Clarksville, Winfield, O'Fallon, Crystal City, Williamsburg, Auxvasse, Hatton, Fulton, Higbee, Moberly
Slater, Boonville, Alma, Lexington, Crrollton, Gallatin, Ludlow, Branson,


Leflore, Howe, Kinta, Stigler, Muskogee, Peggs, Broken Arrow, Mannford, Vici, Camargo, Thomas
Ames, Loyal, Glencoe, Blackwell, Red Rock, Billings, Spainvinaw, Wyandotte, Blue Jacket, Vinita,
Cheslea, Nowata, South Coffeyville, Bartlesville, So. Coffeyville, Collinsville, Pawhuska, Hominy, Celveland, Beggs, Mason, Maud, Ada, Holdenville, Hanna, Stidham, Canadian, Crower, Tuskahoma
Talihina, Albion, Fort Towson, Wright City, Haworth, Idabel, Eagletown, Hanworth, Idabel, Dierks,
Morrillton, Atkins, Altus, Subiaco, Winslow, Rison, Hampton, Fouke, Atoka, Caney, Tushka, Frederick
Tipton, Olustee, Altus, Burns Flat, Dill City, Balko, Tawhuska, Cleveland, Hominy , Barnsdall, Wynona
Balko, Ames,Loyal , Burlington, Wakita, Glencoe, Blackwell, Ponca City, Red Rock, Billings

Overton, Hallsville, Hereford, Dalhart, Amarillo, Borger, Miami, Booker, Darrouzett


August 16, 2002, Friday Night at Sunny's in Red Hook Brooklyn at 253 Conover Street (between Reed and Beard Streets). 9PM - 10PM, We played in the Front Room.

July 28, 2002, Sunday 7:30 -9 PM at THE GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO, 13 Carmine Street, between 6th Avenue & Bleecker Street
(212) 206-9777, No cover, no minimum, fine dining & great music. This was a nice dou show, low key, romantic couples quietly listening to some of our romantic originals along with our normal mixed bag of American roots music. Ken Ficara and Maya were among those couples and we were happy to have Ken join us for several tunes on the harmonica. NICE WORK KEN!

July 5, 2002, Friday night after 11:30 PM at Sunny's in Red Hook Brooklyn at 253 Conover Street (between Reed and Beard Streets). Lots of special friends in the audience made this an extra warm performance, We debuted two original songs. Love is the Reason written a few weeks ago and Say You Love Me written over 20 years ago. Truely a special night for us.

June 16, 2002, Sunday, The Brazen Head Pub, 228 Atlantic Avenue between Court Street and Boerum Place, Brooklyn, New York. 718-488-0430. This is a great songs oriented jam with great people.

May 30, 2002 Lou was a guest with The Gowanas Canal Hotshots at the Greenwich Village Bistro. The Gowanas Canal Hotshots featured Shlomo Pestcoe on fiddle, banjo, guitar and button accordion, Trip Henderson on harmonicas, Jack Hirschorn on Guitar, Bob Jones on bass and guitar, HENRY "HANK" SAPOZNIK (5 string banjo, tenor banjo) and Lou on mandolin for this show.

MAY 24, 2002, at Sunny's in Red Hook Brooklyn at 253 Conover Street (between Reed and Beard Streets). We were the first live performer's at the re-opened Red Hook Bar. It's better than ever. This is a very special place.

MARCH 8, 2002

The Good Coffeehouse, in the Ethical Culture Society Building at 53 Prospect Part West, Brooklyn, NY. Two sets of both traditional and original material and were joined by Trip Henderson on harmonicas, Shlomo Pestcoe on a host of instruments including button accordions, fiddle, banjo and mandolin and Marco Brehm on the Bass.

MARCH 3, 2002

The Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (718) 488-0430

We are the "featured guest" at this lively Brooklyn Sunday evening folk music jam. Trip Henderson on Harmonica, Shlomo Pestcoe on a host of instruments including button accordions, fiddle and mandolin and David Gandin on the bass.


HELD AT THE GOOD COFFEEHOUSE, We performed at this years festival with THE KATE AND LOU BAND.

Kate Giampetruzzi (vocals, rhythm guitar), Lou Giampetruzzi (vocals, lead guitar, piano accordion), Peter "Trip" Henderson (harmonicas), Shlomo Pestcoe (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, diatonic button accordions), Marco Brehm (bass)

Our set included a few twin accordion pieces, a Delmore Brothers piece, some blues tunes and we showcased an original song "Little Bird". We were joined by special guest fiddler Bill Christophersen to bring home the set.

The evening concert was packed from top to bottom.
In Memoriam: Friends of Darren Bohan
John & Ellen Wright - A great addition to this years show
Pat Conte - Our personal highlight of this year's show
Palmer & Greg Loux with Steve Arkin - Always great!!
Ben Steel & His Bare Hands - The staple band of the festival. We have always been Ray Alden fans
The Kate and Lou Band - Thanks to Shlomo, Trip and Marco for making this a great night for us
Lazy Aces - Getting a chance to hear the Lazy Aces again is what makes this festival so special

MARCH 30, 2001 - Kate and Lou's enchore performance at the FEZ

FEZ UNDER TIME CAFE, 380 Lafayette Street, New York, NY (at Great Jones St)
The FEZ show is part of a series of accordion nights featuring a broad spectrum of accordion music. Keep posted for future accordion nights! Don't miss this show!

The March 30 show had three acts:

- KATE AND LOU GIAMPETRUZZI -with special guest Trip Henderson on harmonica, Andy Cotton on bass and Shlomo Pestcoe on button accordions and mandolin.

March 9, 2001 - Good Coffee house. We debuted two more original songs, "Please Don't Let This Moment Slip By" and "What's Going On With You". We were also joined by Shlomo Pestcoe on button accordions and mandolin.

September 30, 2000 - The Third Annual Park Slope Old-Time/Bluegrass Jamboree.

at The Good Coffeehouse, 53 Prospect Park West near 2nd Street Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY was another great day for the Jamboree, the Good Coffeehouse, Brooklyn and for us. Performer's included:

John Herald and Friends

James Reams & Bill Christopherson who play on the recently released CD of the Mysterious Redbirds which featured Tom Paley

Kate & Lou

Orrin Star

Ben Steel and His Bare Hands

The Fulton Ferry Amblers

APRIL 14, 2000 - Good Coffee House

They debuted 6 original songs - "Where Do You Go When Love Goes Wrong", "Looks Like Its Gonna Rain", "Charlo", "The Things We Love To Have And Hold", "Common Rag" and "The Winds Song". The Winds Song had a special significance to several people in the audience who live on the block were a condo development consumed a great old weeping willow tree.

1999 Park Slope Old-Time/Bluegrass Jamboree

We had a great time on Saturday, September 25, 1999 when we celebrated the release of our new CD, "Mississippi Ripple" at The Park Slope Old-Time/Bluegrass Jamboree at The Good Coffeehouse. Doug Tuchman received the Brown Jug Award for his contributions to old-time and Bluegrass music in the Northeast. Kate and Lou performed on the evening show and were joined by Arnie Reisman on banjo and Rita Reisman on bass. Also on the evening show were: Steal the Donut, Gowanas Canal Hotshots, Big-Town Harkers, Tri-County Ramblers, Ben Steel and His Bare Hands and Willie McElroy & Steve Arkin. Among the many highlights of the show an oncore performance Ray Alden's band with the fabulous old-time fiddle playing by Neil Rossi.

Lou also gave a workshop for the accordion called ACCORDION TERRITORY©1999.

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