The Saltbound is an exploration of heritage and storytelling, a blending of Irish and American folk music in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan— a city known for its deep roots, great beer, and love of the arts. Founded in 2012 as Cailean by singer-songwriter Colin Cooper and vocalist Kaity Jansma, The Saltbound quickly grew into a rich five-piece set with the addition of guitar/mandolin player David Simmer, renowned cellist Emily Drafta, and folk percussionist Bill Drafta.

The band has performed their unique mixture of original and traditional pieces throughout the Great Lakes region alongside a variety of acts at venues of all sorts. They are scheduled to release an EP in Fall of 2014 and are writing for a full-length release sometime in 2015.


The Saltbound