Bitterroot is a Boulder-based trio comprised of Caroline Quine (The Keenas, The Clarks), bassist Matt Cantor (Gasoline Lollipops, Gipsy Moon, The Jeremy Mohney band), and former Cleveland-area guitarist Kevin Johnson (Mo’ Mojo, Hillbilly Idol, Brent Kirby, Famous Men). All three members have performed extensively in the Boulder area and beyond. Their Americana/folk sound draws on various roots influences — country, bluegrass, folk, blues — and features original compositions, engaging vocals, and soulful instrumentation.

Sample Audio

Live recordings from 6th Street Studios, Boulder, CO and *Still Cellars, Longmont, CO

All songs © Caroline Quine except where noted.


Filmed live a Still Cellars, Longmont, CO by Fox Tracks Music


Bitterroot | Boulder CO


Caroline Quine (vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriter)

Caroline comes from a musical family from Akron, Ohio. After raising her own family, Caroline re-ignited her musical aspirations with The Clarks (of Boulder) and The Keenas, who regularly performed in the Boulder area and throughout Colorado. Vocals are her strong suit, showcased by her melodic, narrative songwriting style.

Matt Cantor (bass, vocals, arranging)

Matt lends his considerable skill on acoustic bass and musical arrangements to Bitterroot. His style influences range from jazz to gypsy jazz to swing. A founding member of Gipsy Moon, Matt also performs swing with The Jeremy Mohney Swing Band and gigs regularly with other local acts.

Kevin Johnson (guitar, vocals, arranging)

Kevin is a musician’s musician and arranger, having developed and honed his chops playing all styles of music with cruise ship bands and orchestras. He has travelled the world with Cleveland-area zydeco band Mo’ Mojo, and was the bassist for Brent Kirby and Hillbilly Idol.  He performs regularly in the Boulder / Denver area with various jazz, swing, bluegrass, pop, and rock bands, including The Jeremy Mohney Swing Band and Famous Men.


Upslope Brewing, Boulder

Por Wine House, Louisville

The Laughing Goat, Boulder

East Simpson Coffee Company, Lafayette

Montanya Tasting Room, Crested Butte

Liberty Bar, Telluride

High Alpine Brewing, Gunnison

Old Oak Coffee House, Niwot

Stone Cup, Lyons

Jamestown Mercantile, Jamestown

Still Cellars, Longmont