Baines Kinnison | Owner | Production Manager | Lead Technician
With 30 years' of experience in the music and event production industry, KAW servers up a powerful and streamlined service chock full of cutting edge technology and superior organization. Serving the central Texas region since 2010, Baines has worked along side some of Texas' most respected events, artists and organizations including SXSW, Universal Music Group, 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. His experience, patience and methodical efforts are assets we thrive on.
"Doug" | Best Bud
Doug is the epitome of "Man's Best Friend". As expected, he enjoys belly rubs, naps, squeaky toys and humans. But, we also think he might actually enjoy making people laugh too.
He brings to the team a seasoned fetch game, but can often be found snoozing on the job.
Breed: Brussels Griffon. Alias: "Bink-Bonk"
Favorite song: "Shave The Cat" by Alejandro Escavado.
Follow his adventures on instagram: @dougthebrussels