Highway to Your Heart
Drummer, guitar player, singer and composer J.Kirby Bivans participated in recording a number of discs in his hometown of Chicago while pursuing a university music degree. Moving to Nashville in 1983, he accompanied Grand Ole Opry stars Jean Shepard, Billy Walker, Cal Smith. He toured and recorded with Vassar Clements, Nicolette Larson, Carl Perkins, Lorrie Morgan...Ten years later, following a European tour with MCA recording artist Karen Staley, he decided to move to Switzerland and formed the J.Kirby's Band.In 1994, J.Kirby recorded his first CD 'Riding and Free', composed mostly of original songs. Since that time, the group participated in festivals at Geneva, Montreux, Les Diablerets, Interlaken, Mirande (biggest country festival in Europe), Craponne-sur-Arzon, among others.J.Kirby composed the songs of his second album 'Rocky Tequila' recorded in 1997 with his musicians. Fall 2002, the band has released it's third CD 'Highway To Your Heart', also composed of original songs, most of them written by Kirby or co-written with other artists, and one instrumental composed by the fiddle player of the band, John Intrator. Right now, J. Kirby's Band is back in the studio to record it's new album 'Four On The Floor', again all original songs, a mix of all the interesting styles you can find in country music. In concert the J.Kirby's Band performs a dynamic mix of country, sixties-rock, bluegrass and cajun music. It's repertoire ranges from the traditional Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson songs through the contemporary Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson songs in addition to original compositions.