There NFTF was listening to Kalinka play their blend of Klezmer, Gypsy and French Swing at their recent gig at the French Fete in Santa Barbara,CA when after a few minutes into their session NFTF heard “Holy shit, Tom Waits would love this band!” It snowballed there and a whole bunch of revelers at the French Fete starting agreeing. Next thing, other musicians attending the Fete chimed in about how much they love Tom Waits and if he would like Kalinka, so would they.
A bit tipsey friend had fallen down earlier on and ended up at the hospital where they were ranting on about Tom Waits. Cannot begin to describe how odd it was when personnel from the ER began dropping by and adding their Tom Waits two cents. Yes, Tom Waits does have a new release out titled “Bad As Me” and yes it does kick….but really. Friend them on facebook.com/Kalinka and see for yourselves just how inspiring this act is.