Wed, 20 June 2018
Our guest this week on the Standing 'O' Project/Art of the Song Coffee Break is Colorado singer/songwriter Katey Laurel.
Katey Laurel's new EP Daydream, her first release of new music in three years, represents the first step in the artist’s return to music. While written prior to her divorce, songs like “Lifeboat,” “Invisible” and the title track carry almost a haunting sense of premonition, as though Katey was subconsciously aware of the cracks in the foundation and the quake to come. Produced by Warren Huart and featuring her friends Mike Morter (formerly of Churchill) on mandolin and Dave Preston as a guest vocalist on “Lifeboat”, it is her most intimate and acoustic work to date.
Sun, 10 June 2018
Our guest this week on the Standing 'O' Project/Art of the Song Coffee Break is Kansas City singer/songwriter John L Keck.
John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion and moments in time that we can travel to and experience first-hand—much like a photograph captures the fleeting of an instant. With one foot in the South and one in the Midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional Americana and a willingness to be Undefined.
"People who haven't heard me play ask me what kind of music I make. I want to answer them, and not be rude, but it's difficult to give a 30 second elevator pitch on something you plan to work on your whole life... I don't set out to do 'one thing', so I've started saying 'I write songs for people who love Van Gogh's paintings'. I realize that's not an answer, but I want to have a conversation about what I've written. Even if it means we only get to have it with our eyes while I perform. I want to provoke thought and connect with people. I would also love to see if I can get you to dance, laugh and cry a little." - John L Keck