Nothing matches the connection siblings have when they play music together. That's exactly what you see when Kayla and Matt take the stage. With 45years of music experience between them, each has a special, stylistic way of playing their instruments that is a direct result of being brought up in a family with roots deep in country, bluegrass, and Canadian old-time music. Born and raised in Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada, Kayla (25) and Matt (28) have come together after years of separate projects to play high-energy, high-calibre bluegrass music. Their influences include The Stanley Brothers, The Monroe Brothers, The Carter Family, and many other pioneers in the genre.
While they are both multi-instrumentalists, in their duo Kayla plays guitar, and Matt plays mandolin and fiddle. They switch between lead and harmony vocals with ease. In 2014, they released Kayla Hotte and Her Rodeo Pals, a country project. They are excited to be working on their duo album, which will be released later this year.