Singer-songwriter Kort McCumber weaves a rich and diverse tapestry of musical experience, skill and energy into each and every one of his many musical endeavors. A classically trained pianist & cellist (his mom, Joy Meyers, played for the Jacksonville Symphony for more than two decades and has taught music for nearly forty years), today he plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, keys, bouzouki and more. Over the last ten years Kort honed his skill as a working musician playing more than 1000 live shows throughout the U.S. and in Europe. His first CD was released in 1999 and since that time he's produced five more. Each CD offers a glimpse into the life and musical direction of a blossoming singer-songwriter. The newest CD is proof positive that if one stays true to their passion, great things ensue. Kort writes, plays and sings Americana at it's best - equal parts folk, country, blues and bluegrass, with a healthy dose of something fresh. After moving to Colorado in 2004, the music took a decidedly more country/bluegrass turn and dug deeper into the roots of his Scotch-Irish heritage. Those roosts are evident as well in his golf game. Kort played collegiate golf at UVA and Florida, where his brother Josh was an NCAA All-American. Sister Beth, who plays fiddle and sings harmonies on every recording, joining him live from time to time as well, played golf at Florida State. His dad owns McCumber Golf, a worldwide leader in course design and operations and Uncle Mark spent nearly 30 years on the PGA Tour, playing today on the Senior Tour. Kort lives with his wife Amy and their two dogs, Guinness & Nugget, "on top of the world at the bottom of Lickskillet Road," just west of Boulder, Colorado. If you saw it, you'd wonder why he ever leaves. But, thankfully, he does, bringing his musical verve to venues far and wide. If you're lucky, you'll catch it soon at a venue near you.
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