Archtop Music

Request a Quote

Kevin Karrick - Guitarist, Vocalist



The word that comes to mind is delightful. of the most delightful things I've heard in a long, long time. ..Brilliant.”
- Martin Taylor MBE

“Kevin is a guitarist and vocalist in possession of a wide range of styles and a big repertoire. He’s become a frequent performer at Five-0-Three and never disappoints.”
- Restaurant five-o-three

Kevin offers a guitar artistry perfect for wedding ceremonies, for creating the groove at receptions and parties, and for dining and wine tasting events. He has the breadth to do completely instrumental performances, but also loves to sing acoustic and jazz tunes. His repertoire includes compositions from James Taylor, Sting, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, classical favorites from Bach, Faure, Handel, Pachelbel, plus a library of American Songbook and Latin standards.

Living in Oregon since 2013, he has played events in Portland and Vancouver, coastal towns, and other locations from the Puget Sound area to Eugene, OR. Kevin has also performed all along the Colorado Front Range, from Sheridan, WY to Colorado Springs, and many of the Colorado Mountain Resorts, from Telluride to Steamboat Springs.

Guitar and singing with guitar has been a life long endeavor, starting at the age of 10. Kevin has formal education in concert band and orchestra, theory, and composition, and experience with acoustic and electric rock, folk music, classical and jazz genres. Please be sure to check out the many reviews received from clients.


Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Blues, R&B, Latin, Jazz Guitar, Vocals


Convention, Wedding, Corporate, Winery Event, Restaurant, Private Party

Photo gallery

Video and Audio


Solo Guitar - Bach to Beatles Medley
Corporate Event at the Oregon Convention Center
St. Thomas - Theater Restaurant
Maybe I'm Amazed - Theater Restaurant


A Place In The Sun
And I Love Her
Jazz and Classic Vocal Demo
Lagrima (Classical)


“Kevin was a perfect find! His music and styling was just what we wanted to make our very, intimate ceremony perfect! He played a couple tunes that we had requested and everything else we left up to him - he did not disappoint! It was absolutely ??! Thank you Kevin for your time, musical styling and kindness! We couldn't be more grateful!”
Gwen O, Arch Cape, OR


“Kevin Karrick is a master of the acoustic guitar. This is Kevin’s third appearance at the Charbonneau Arts Festival.”
David R., Charbonneau Arts Festival


“Kevin was amazing! He was so easy to work with and performed beautifully. It was everything we wanted. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs a musician for any event! Thank you Kevin you made our day extra special.”
Mary C., Newberg


“Wow, Kevin was so perfect for our event! A total class act professional. What an amazingly talented player, any event would be lucky to have him play!!”
Jeremy B., Portland, OR


“We hired Kevin to perform at our brother's 60th birthday celebration. Our brother lives in an assisted living facility with other disabled adults. Kevin made our brothers birthday a fun celebration they all enjoyed. We could not have been more pleased. Our brother's care givers said it was the most they have seen him interact ever. Thank you Kevin for this wonderful memory for everyone. Regards, Kyle's Family”
Paula N., Salem, OR


“Everyone loved him and asked to have him back!”
Anna L., Troutdale, OR


“This is the 3rd time I have had Kevin Karrick play at an event (one corporate, one funeral and one wedding). He is amazingly talented and knows how to pace with the event and crowd. Kevin is professional and so incredibly easy to work with. I highly recommend Kevin. He will add that special touch to a special occasion.”
Katie E., Hillsboro, OR


“Kevin you are just a dream! Kevin is extremely talented and gifted, but he is also a great communicator and excellent collaborator. He set the mood for our wedding, and had guests dancing even though it was just a dinner! He also was so generous in helping us out with picking songs or learning any new ones for our specific requests. To top it off, he suggested a duet between he and the bride with the groom surprisingly joining in that left the room in joy and happy tears. Kevin is a great value and necessity to any thoughtful gathering. Thank you Kevin!”
Kimberly E., McMinnville, OR


“We very much enjoyed Kevin playing for our anniversary party. The music was great and he was a total professional. Thank you Kevin!”
Deborah M., Forest Grove, OR


“If you have the opportunity to enhance your event with this talented, cordial and completely professional musician, please do. We had a private celebration at a local Golf Club and to the person, every guest commented on how Kevin’s music completed the mood and ambience. I couldn’t be more grateful to him and will definitely call on him in the future!”
Judi, Vancouver, WA


“Kevin traveled from Portland, OR to Gig Harbor, WA (about a 3 hour drive) to play at our wedding-ceremony & cocktail hour. From the time we entered our request in GigMasters, Kevin was extremely responsive & communicative. I asked if he would sing a snippet of one of the songs we wanted for our ceremony and within the hour, he sent it from his home office! He also learned the other song we requested for the ceremony. We have had numerous guests comment on how terrific he was. Book him-you will be so glad you did!”
Karin V., Gig Harbor, WA


“We liked Kevin so well, we're booking him for a 3rd event!”
Wayne R., Woodburn, OR


“Kevin was a wonderfully talented musician. We made a song list and asked for suggestions from Kevin. We also picked a song that he had to learn and arrange. He did a beautiful job with his rendition that was perfect for the moment. The entire room was moved by his playing. He arrived early, set-up and was prepared to play. Kevin didn't seem bothered by any of the logistical challenges we unexpectedly faced because, due to weather, we had to change the venue on the same day of the planned service. Highly recommend Kevin as an excellent guitarist with a strong sense of musicality and the ability to convey through his playing, emotion, and sensitivity.”
John H., Portland, OR


“My clients and administrator were happy with Kevin and his music. He followed our preferences for our nursing home population and was prepared with everything we asked for. We were very satisfied with his performance.”
Stephanie J., Oregon City, OR


“Kevin was very talented and provided great background music for our party. Several people commented on what a fantastic musician he was.”
Amy S., Portland, OR


“If I could give Kevin 10 stars across the board, I would. He is the consummate professional in every way. Using this website was easy and efficient. We were able to look at all of Kevin's set lists and build our own. I was even able to surprise my husband with a serenade that went flawlessly even without a rehearsal. Kevin is THAT good. I have received so many compliments praising Kevin and his playing.”
Rachel A., Oregon City, OR


“Can't say enough good words about Kevin. It has been really smooth from the day I asked him to play for my mom-in-law's birthday dinner. He was responsive to emails, came early enough to set-up, played flawlessly and was a very engaging performer. Most importantly, he made the evening special for our mom. Thanks Kevin!”
Marita K., Portland, OR


“I am thrilled I decided to hire Kevin to play at our wedding ceremony and reception. His talent exceeded my expectations, and the guests continue to comment on his music selection and how special he made the event. Kevin accommodated all of my requests, and was very professional. I look forward to hiring him again for other events.”
Anna K., McMinnville, OR


“Kevin was fantastic to work with. He was asked for specific cover songs and performed them all beautifully. Professional and friendly. Would absolutely hire him again!”
Scott B., Portland, OR


“Kevin is amazing!!! I was so happy we were able to get him to play at our wedding ceremony. I only had preferences on the songs I walked down the aisle with my father and my new husband. But I relied on Kevin to choose the rest of the music for the ceremony. He rocked it!!! He has such a wide range of songs and was willing to learn any special song we wanted if need be. He was so friendly and reached out the my venue to make sure he was able to set up. I cannot thank Kevin enough for being so professional and supportive on my big day!!! Thanks Kevin you were just amazing!!!!!!!!!”
Jessica B., Lakewood, WA


“Kevin made my wife's birthday party a time to remember. Perfect gentleman. The music selection was exactly what we wanted. Talked with the guests during his breaks to make them feel comfortable. We will ask for Kevin again!”
Lloyd B., Portland, OR


“Kevin is such a talented guitarist and played exactly what we wanted on our special day. He completed our wedding ceremony!”
Miriam M., Ilwaco, WA


“I was looking for a classical guitarist to play at our wedding through GigMasters and Kevin was one of the first to respond by email to my inquiries. He provided a link to YouTube of him playing a variety of songs so I could see and hear him play, which I found to be very professional. His fees were reasonable and he was easy to work with. He also transcribed a song I liked at the last minute to play during the ceremony. It was all very beautiful. We ended up asking him to play during our reception so I could actually enjoy his performance. He also sings! I would highly recommend Kevin Karrick to anyone wanting to add that special something to any event!”
Tina T., Union, WA


“Kevin Karrick was a pleasure to work with. He is a talented musician whose performance added to the success of our holiday party. I appreciated his willingness to answer any questions I had via phone or e-mail, and he was incredibly helpful in providing sugggestions of types of music and equipments needs. His website featured samples of his music, and that ulitmately helped us determine that he was the musician for our party. He arrived to the event early, dressed professionally, and was awesome to work with. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!”
Kristin R., Portland, OR


“Very professional and very good musician. We have used Kevin twice and will use him again. Very talented. Thank You.”
Lyn S., Damascus, OR


“In addition to Kevin's obvious talent as a musician, he was easy to plan with and flexible with minor changes in the flow of the event. He chose music that was appropriate for the event and for the crowd, and easily accommodated the unique acoustic situation of the facility. He was punctual, highly professional, very easy to work with and perhaps most of all, simply pleasing to the ear.”
Katie E., Hillsboro, OR


“Kevin was professional and talented! We even asked him to stay longer!”
Kara M., Portland, OR


“I would highly recommend Kevin for any event. He is a very talented guitarist and easy to work with.”
Jana B., Portland, OR


“Kevin was amazing to work with. We planned our wedding in Boulder while living in California. Through emails and phone calls we talked about the wedding and chose our music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. He had great ideas and even learned a new song for a special moment in our ceremony. Kevin was on time, professional and our guests loved him! We highly recommend Kevin for any event.”
Catherine F., Boulder, CO


“Kevin was easy to work with and flexible to accommodate our budget. Definitely would call again when back in the Denver/Vail area.”
Niccole R., Vail, CO


“Kevin was wonderful! Personable, respectful, and an exceptional guitar player. I will want to hire him again for our next office party!”
Christel O., Castle Rock, CO


“Kevin performed beautifully and added so much pleasure to our event. He provided a beautiful background to our Holiday Tea, the music was never over powering but a very special addition to our afternoon. His selections invited all to listen and be part of them. I would definitely hire Kevin again.&rdquo
Kathy, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Denver, CO;


“Kevin Karrick was great as a musician and as a professional, during the reception I was asked by majority of the guests who the ceremony musician was, and told how much they enjoyed the music to the ceremony. I have already recommended him people getting married or needing a musician.”
Joshua N., Denver, CO


“Kevin came out to Bachelor's Gulch for my daughter's wedding. It was an outdoor ceremony. Even though it rained in the middle of the ceremony and Kevin had to get all his equipment to a dry place for about 15 minutes. He then set up again, and continued to provide wonderful background music. I loved the sound he was a perfect for our event. His playlist complemented the beautiful mountain surroundings. If we had another event in Colorado where we needed a guitarist, I would not hesitate to call Kevin again.”
Pamela S., Avon, CO


“Kevin was perfect for our wedding ceremony and reception in Beaver Creek! He is an extremely talented musician and the music he played was beautiful. I didn't have time to select the music I wanted Kevin to play, so I asked him for his recommendations and to proceed with that playlist. He chose the perfect song progressions for our wedding and reception which took a huge load off of us: Classical for the wedding ceremony and Jazz for the reception. He was extremely professional from the beginning to the end of the entire process, great communicator and extremely responsive. I highly recommend Kevin for your wedding or future events!”
Joshua D., Denver, CO


“Kevin was fantastic!! Great to work with through entire wedding experience, extremly organized and professional. Wanted to make our wedding a special experience for us and he did. Would highly reccomend him to others!!!!!”
Lisa H. Morrison, CO


“He was amazing! Everyone enjoyed his music so much that we asked him for some additional time :-) a fabulous musician with tremendous talent! Totally wowed us and our guests.”
Heather D., Rapid City, SD


“Kevin was very accomodating and went with the flow of the evening. We had to make last minute changes due to weather and he was very flexible. His music was a nice touch to the evening and we appreciate he being available.”
Debra V., Denver, CO


“It was a pleasure Kevin - your trio was fantastic. We had so many comments about you guys. I know that is weird since everyone is milling, drinking and talking, but your music really was a great transition from the classical music at the church (Sonoma Trio - really great) to the party mode. I tell everyone who you are ... So hopefully more jobs up north will follow. Thanks for helping it be such a great event.
My Best, Cindy”


“Thank you for playing for us last July at the Castle. Beautiful Music. Everyone commented on it, and I only hope we have a chance to recommend you in the future! Please thank the violinist for us as well. You were both wonderful! Take Care,”
Patrick and Teresa


“Kevin was such a wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony. He was prompt, professional and played everything we asked along with many more songs that added to the day. Our guests were so impressed and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs an excellent guitarist! Thank you Kevin!
Patty and Rob”
Patty K., Boulder, Colorado


“It was a wonderful time and everyone really enjoyed the music. People commented that the music they provided made the evening extra special.”
Jenny G.


“Dear Kevin,
Thank you so much for being part of our wedding and sharing your amazing guitar talents. The music was perfect and our guests had rave reviews - especially when you played Mood For A Day! Thanks for making our day so memorable.
Regards - David and Theresa T.”


“Kevin was great! Responsive, professional and enthusiastic. His music helped complete the party and create the atmosphere we wanted.”
Kathy A., Denver, CO


“This surely was an easy part of my planning! When my first band told me they could not fulfill their obligation and play at my wedding, I was in a slight panic; however, when I found Kevin and had some correspondence with him, I was completely at ease! I can’t emphasize how grateful I am to Kevin and his band! They did a terrific job and all of the guests enjoyed the music. His communication is great, he understands your style and gives great suggestions! I had great comfort knowing we will get what we’ve asked for...but they exceeded our expectations! I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends!”
Avelina K., Estes Park, CO


“I had nothing but compliments about Kevin’s beautiful guitar playing from my guests. He was very professional and yet very accommodating. His music was a perfect addition to my dinner party and I highly recommend him to others.”
Mary H., Denver,CO


“Yes, you got rave reviews! Everyone loved your playing and I really appreciate the use of your microphone. The night was a complete blurr, but I think everyone had fun and the venue was a huge hit. Thanks again for everything and I will extend your well wishes to the kids. I will put a very positive review on gigmasters. I would be glad to refer you to others and will be in touch when the wedding roles around next year, we are thinking of maybe having a big band.
Happy New Year and Thanks again!


I had nothing but compliments about Kevin's beautiful guitar playing from my guests. He was very professional and yet very accommodating. His music was a perfect addition to my dinner party and I highly recommend him to others.”
Mary H., Denver, CO


“Kevin was a pleasure to work with. He listened, was responsive (even proactive), which gave us a lot of comfort while planning a wedding a few thousand miles away. Additionally, he is very internet savvy. Kevin's online library of work really gave us a great level of comfort and made the decision to use him pretty easy. Beyond that, he is quite talented both vocally and on the guitar. What we appreciated most about his guitar skills is how smooth his sound is. For example you don't hear shifting on the neck nor does he pick the strings harshly -- it was really great for the jazzy, bluesy, lounge-like music we were looking for at our wedding.”
Mike B., Vail, CO


“Kevin was a pleasure to work with. He is so gentle and humble, when he really is a very talented artist. He did for us a very good job. He was flexible to our needs, open to the novelty and cooperative, and he was willing to learn new songs just for us. As an artist Kevin has the ability to play very complex songs with great technique and a very very rare lightness on the guitar strings. He is also a harmonious singer.
With gratitude, Francesca and Stephen.”
Francesca C., Denver, CO


“Every bride wants their special day to be delightfully memorable. Kevin selected and played a beautiful display of music that delighted the entire crowd. His professionalism and excellent communication throughout the wedding preparation process was seamless and stress free. Kevin went out of his way to learn and play a special song that I requested, and would sing to my husband during the event. I was extremely appreciative, and my husband was touched by the surprise. I highly recommend Kevin to play at any event. He is well rounded and a great person to work with.
All the best,


“I can’t tell you how great it was to have you play! Your music added so much to the atmosphere of the event, and so many folks complimented us on the music. So I’m glad to pass on the accolades, Randi”
Randi F.

End of Section Marker