WINTERSTATE is an alternative rock duo co-founded in 2015 in Valencia, Spain by Berklee College of Music alumni Kelvin Killmon and Alexander Ortberg.
Alexander Ortberg and Kelvin Killmon grew up in Minnesota - almost close enough to share an area code - but they were destined to cross paths 4,500 miles from home under the sun-bleached palm trees at Berklee College of Music in Valencia...
Today - Valentine’s Day - my band WINTERSTATE is releasing our lyric video for “Roses and Evergreens”. This one is for rain-soaked Seattle streets and creaky wooden waterfront piers, the beautiful wild parks littered with needles, the dancers pulling a double to pay off their student loans, the old paper smell of Powell’s books, for baggy-eyed baristas who woke up before the sun. This one is a love letter to the Pacific Northwest. Hope you like it
"I’ve been busy writing, recording, and performing with the guys in Twin Lakes Band, and I have to say it’s been a blast! However, that meant I needed to step away from other projects for a while...
But I’ve got GOOD NEWS! Starting this Christmas, there will be NEW MUSIC coming out by Kelvin Killmon and yours truly! Might even be a cover of a well-known band’s song somewhere in there too 😜 get ready for a FULL LENGTH ALBUM of awesomely awesome jammy jams, and a few singles along the way 🤤
It’s been two years in the making, and it’s time for you to hear this stuff. I can’t wait to share it with you!!!"
World Alzheimer’s Day is on Thursday, so I've teamed up with Alex Ortberg and Janet Bartucciotto to make "Little Things", a beautiful song for those coping with Dementia about finding hope and love in the face of unavoidable loss.