Baines Kinnison | Owner | Production Manager | Technician
With 28 years' of experience in the music and event production industry, KAW's owner-operator Baines Kinnison servers up a powerful and streamlined service full of cutting edge event audio and lighting technology. Serving the central Texas region since 2010, Baines has worked along side some of Texas' most respected events, artists and organizations including SXSW, Tribeza, BazaarVoice, Ray Benson, Shakey Graves, Ruby Jane, Walker Lukens, Harvest Thieves, Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Yelp.com to name just a few.
"Our pride and joy is delivering a dynamic and quality result through efficient systems, current technology and an eye for the little details."
Photo credit: Leah Muse Photography, Austin, TX.
Kris Nicholson | Lighting & Visual
Kris brings a decade of talent and expertise to the table, having cut his teeth with a handful of lighting and production companies handling everything from corporate events to concerts both modest and massive. Having all the new gear is great but it's the talent and vision to deploy whatever is available in a manner that can still wow an audience by yielding the most dynamic result from the equipment in your budget.
Kris loves food and travel way more than anyone we know.
Elias Bucci | Audio & Stage Management
From bands to corporate functions, "Eli" has had his hand in the audio and music business for the better part of 15 years, and has worn many hats throughout his career. As a sound engineer and tour manager, he has served on national tours with bands such as Cayucas, Ra Ra Riot, Misterwives, Redlight King, and Marcus Foster. Additionally, he boasts over 8 years experience in live event booking, show logistics, and event production management.
Gary James | Audio
This talented audio craftsman is the owner of Bell Tree Recording Studio which regularly hosts some of Austin's most well-known artists. Gary can also be found turning knobs as an audio lead with KAW as well as assisting in system design for special events and installations.
"Doug" | Best Bud
Considered the company-wide "Man's Best Friend," Doug enjoys belly rubs, naps, squeaky toys, humans, and making people laugh. He brings to the team a mean fetch game, and can often be found snoozing on the job.
Breed: Brussels Griffon.
Favorite song: "Shave The Cat" by Alejandro Escavado.
Follow his adventures on instagram: @dougthebrussels