The High-Tones, female fronted, fiddle forward country music for dancers, drinkers, and lovers of Texas country. From the Big D, playing originals and covers, find them at a local Dallas Fort Worth venue or regionally throughout Texas. Heather Kitzman, founder, vocals and bass, Courtney Elane, vocals and guitar, Sharla Franklin, fiddle, Chris Carmichael, drums, and Robbie Saunders, guitar.
Heather founded The High-Tones after singing, playing pedal steel, bass, and keys with several local Dallas bands. She loves to write tunes about the human condition. She has played throughout the state of Texas on stages big and small. She sings lead vocals, harmonies, and plays bass in The High-Tones. She spends her days as a scientist in the healthcare field.
Courtney sings with a variety of projects, lending her traditional country vocals and harmonies. She's been writing tunes throughout her life and played in a Christian band. She co-fronts and writes for the Venetian Sailors with her husband Robbie Saunders. She also co-fronts and sings lead, harmony, and writes for The High-Tones.
Sharla is a fiddle player/violinist based in Denton, TX. She's been playing fiddle all her life, and currently plays in several regional projects including King George, Honky Tonk Bar Association, Helium Queens, Boxcar Bandits, Star Party, and Levi Cobb and the Big Smoke. She's comfortable playing any style of music, playing festivals, orchestra pits, and stages large and small. She plays fiddle in The High-Tones, adding both melodic and harmony lines.
Chris has been playing music since his teenage years, playing drums in blues clubs before he could drink. He's a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, bass, guitar and keys. He's played in regional projects for the past two decades, and currently plays drums with the Madison King band. He's an audio engineer and owner of Rex-Tone Recorders, a small boutique recording studio in Dallas. He plays drums in The High-Tones.