Wednesday, October 9, 2013

this weekend!

i'm thrilled for so many reasons. one big one is that i'm playing this saturday at the mulford gardens arts & music festival in san leandro. what an awesome event this is! come out, hear local musicians, check out local art, and support a wonderful neighborhood community! i'd love to see you there!

check out their website here and i will hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

it's here!

an album is the sum of so many parts...daydreams, lyrics scribbled on post-its, melodies hummed on long walks, heartbreak, love, misunderstandings, catnaps, and late nights plunking away at the piano,   singing, singing, singing. and when you have a full-time job, and are possibly even pregnant, there's a lot of things on your to-do list other than write music and record. so thank goodness for music, which, luckily, won't take no for an answer.

and, thank goodness for the amazing people who i have been lucky enough to work with. bonnie hayes, grammy-award-winning musician, is a hell of a rockstar producer -- a sweet, funny, dynamo of a woman who calls it like she sees it. great thanks to the fantastic kyle caprista on drums and mike shiono on bass, to patty espeseth who played cello on 'little rock' & 'virginia rose', and rich armstrong who played flugelhorn on 'same difference'. big ups, too, to harry green for design.

big thanks to seth, who supported my running off to the studio every week, and who continues to be an amazing and loving presence in my life. and for being such a great dad to 'lil willa.

and thanks to you, for reading this and for listening to the tunes. if you like them, please say so! write a review on cdbay or itunes, or visit my facebook page and leave a note there. i'd love to hear from you.

cheers & thanks! -k

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

writing is like.

writing a song is like dating. you're not necessarily sure where it's going to go. there's a spark, a glimmer of a connection. there's flirting. you have some ideas & you throw them out there. you think you like it, you're not sure. you hang out with it a little, see where it goes. you try to steer it one way, and that feels right, for a while. but you don't necessarily have seems to want to go a different direction. so, depending on the connection, you follow that hunch, thinking maybe this will be it. maybe this will be the one. and sometimes it is. and sometimes it isn't. but sometimes it is.