This weeks featured artist is Katey Laurel. She is a multi-talented individual, not only is she a songwriter and musician but she is also painter. You can see some of her paintings at her website http://www.kateylaurel.com where you can also learn more about her music.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Katey last Saturday and also catch her performance at the Root 40 Music Fest in Denver. She did about a 45 minute acoustic show of her material and a cover version of a Beatles song. Despite a small crowd and her performing late the night before, Katey did a wonderful job and played as if there where hundreds of people. I found myself enjoying each song she played, her music has heart and she has a great voice.
Katey played the French Horn while growing up but she also grew up listening to “Tommy” by The Who which was her first real exposure to hearing the French Horn and understanding what it was. When she was in 5th or 6th grade she would pick up her horn and play the overture from the rock opera. Rock and folk have always been in her veins. She said she had a dream of becoming a songwriter long before she became one. Thankfully for us she moved away from the French Horn to guitars.
Katey has released two CD’s so far, her first one was “Upstairs Downstairs” and the second one titled “From Here” She is working on a third CD called “Periscope” I will be featuring music from her second CD, a live version of “Battlesong” one of the songs that will be on her next CD, and the song “Two Birds” which you can watch the video for below. You can purchase her CDs from iTunes and CDbaby.com.
I hope you can join me Sunday night at 7:00pm Mountain Time, or on demand afterwards, at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/frontrangeradio to hear and learn more about this talented artist.