to the world of Kristin Bigness and her comrades. Enjoy!

SURF + TURF | 2011

All songs written by The Bigness and recorded by John Bueno at MachineGod Studios (thanks Dave!) and in our apartment above Fran's hoagie shop (sorry neighbors!).

Produced by The Bigness and Jay Laughlin. Mixed by Jay Laughlin. Mastered by Dave Grubb

© 2011 The Bigness

Fun Fact

The album photography was taken on the way home from eating seafood in Fishtown with John's parents.


Meet the Bigness

Uber-melodic folk Americana meets punch-you-in-the-face guitar riffs and bluesy undertones. Think British Invasion guitar work, grounded in a steady folk strum and backing vocals that scream Air, Lennon/McCartney, and The Supremes all at once.

It all started with a serendipitous meeting that led to a collaborative effort between front-woman Kristin Bigness and lead guitarist John Bueno (Bueno and The Goods) that is charming audiences and gaining momentum.

The band's debut album, Surf+Turf, combines these two lifetimes of songwriting and performing into a refreshingly addictive new sound.

The Bigness is folk music with balls.


  • (clockwise from left)
  • David Kovach
  • John Bueno
  • Gavin Potts
  • Kristin Bigness
Venue Date Time
Melodies Cafe w/ Adam Monaco and Oh, Jeremiah Friday, June 20 8:00 PM
UPMC Sunset Music Series @ Presque Isle Wednesday, July 2 7:30 PM