Artistic License

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L-R: Julian Kusnadi, Rich Brunner, Jason Dyer, Gabe Caretto

Artistic License is the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2011 Far Western District Champions and 2022 International 10th Place finalists.


Quartet Members

  • Tenor: Julian Kusnadi
  • Lead: Rich Brunner
  • Bari: Gabe Caretto
  • Bass: Jason Dyer

Former Members

  • Tenor: Todd Kidder (2011-2017)

Contest Placement

International - Open

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2022
17th 11th 13th 10th 9th 8th 9th 12th 10th


Recordings

Painting Outside the Lines A Very Artistic Christmas
It’s A Grand Night For Singing Silver Bells
Sixteen Tons I Wonder as I Wander
Let’s Just Stay In We Three Kings
Isn’t This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Looking At You/(Just One Way To Say) I Love You Welcome to Our World
All I Need Is The Girl Santa Medley
Gospel Medley Joseph's Lullaby
The Very Thought Of You What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
What Chance Have I With Love Auld Lang Syne
I Can Only Imagine I'll Be Home For Christmas
I’m Yours Go Tell It On the Mountain
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat Silent Night
The Parting Glass White Christmas

Extended History

Artistic License is a Barbershop quartet with a smooth sound, deep musicality and a lighthearted, professional style that audiences easily respond to. We sing songs from a wide range of origins and eras. From Tin Pan Alley to the Irish highlands. From jazz to Disney to contemporary pop or christian rock. Our choice of songs is guided by looking for songs that are meaningful and distinctive. We enjoy finely crafted melodies and lyrics and search for arrangements that will make our audience say "I love that song".

Dedicated to furthering the barbershop style and making it accessible to audiences everywhere, Artistic License is the 2011 champions of the Far Western District of the Barbershop Harmony Society, an honor won in our very first attempt! The quartet recently earned honors as one of the Top 10 quartets in the world, a distinction earned at the International Barbershop Harmony Championships, which included groups from as far away as Sweden, Spain, England, Australia and New Zealand.

Based in the greater Sacramento, CA area, Artistic License pleases audiences throughout the country, and we’d love to sing for you sometime soon!

Individual Histories

Todd Kidder

Rich Brunner

Gabe Caretto


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