"Kolby has a voice with an exceptionally sweet timbre, his diction is excellent, his singing seems effortless and he is always musical. Alicia Santee is a wonderful pianist, who, with perfect technique, provides just the right colors for each song. Their ensemble is excellent, the repertoire interesting, and their interpretation of my "Men with Small Heads" has just the right combination of sweetness and spunk."
- Lori Laitman, composer -
All-American is the first album I've ever created. With the help of my fabulous collaborative pianist, Alicia Santee, we have created a musical story that spans American history . From the American folk song and the Spiritual, to the operatic genius of John Adams, to the contemporary art song of the 21st century, this album has music that will speak to anyone who listens.
All-American also contains a world premiere recording of a contemporary American composer: Juncture Songs by Jesse Kaiser. This piece was written specifically for me by Jesse and I couldn't be happier with it. I am proud to be able to give this piece the world-premiere it deserves!