Excuse me, while I kiss the sky
— Jimi Hendrix

KB & The Idyllwilde is a soul-rock band based in Nashville, TN, led by high octane vocalist Katie Burke. Her lyrical content deals in the offbeat and the ugly; the extremes of love, sex, death and pain. You know…the human. 
Sonically, the band draws influence from artists ranging from Janis, Jimi and Zeppelin to Brandi Carlile and Jack White.


The band’s sound has derived organically from the melding of its players’ experiences and styles. The instrumentation and dynamics of the band’s sound have been a long time coming for Katie, and she is very happy to call this band home.  The name ‘Idyllwilde’ is derived from its two root words ‘idyll’ meaning ‘story’, and ‘wild’ meaning well…wild (the ‘e’ at the end of the word denotes the name’s innate feminine power). Katie puts the two words together in acknowledgement of the band’s mission: to make music without the limits of genre or content, honoring the idea that ‘anything goes’. To KB, every story is worth telling, any way it wants to come out. Wild idylls running amok with their New Orleans ‘second line’- grungy garage- southern rock-folk -tone-selves. Couldn’t have it any other way.