John and Tony Kastelic left their home in the dusty prairies of southern Alberta and set up operation in the salt and rain of Vancouver, BC, forming Salt Thief on the audacious hunch that a band fronted by two dueling violists could folk-rock harder than almost anyone. Drawing on their classical training, a background in fiddle, their innovative songwriting, and a taste for the raw and groovy, the brothers lay claim to a sound that is unequivocally unique.
Believe it: stereo-viola folk rock is a strange and delightful leap of the imagination.
Naomi Kavka is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer from Prince George, British Columbia. She performs as a solo artist, fronting her own band, and also as a member of Kym Gouchie's backing band, Northern Sky.
visceral entertainer and songwriter, Naomi has performed extensively in BC and St. John's NL. Recent releases include The Hay Fever EP (March 2016) recorded in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and Power Duo's self titled album (November 2015), both lead ups to Slammed Doors & Severance, Naomi's debut solo album, released on September 17th 2017.