First of all, thanks so much
for subcribing to my email list. Lately, I've been working very hard. But things
seem to be paying off, because I have some good news!
It's offical: I'm making
my first full-length album! But I could really use your help in reaching my musical
goals. I've been given a great opportunity, so if you'd like to be part of this
exciting time in my life, you can donate to my "make an album" fund on
Kickstarter. Besides being forever indebted to you,
and totally loving you, I'm offering a lot of great rewards for your sincere generosity!
Without sounding too cheesy, help be a part of my musical dream-come-true, and let
me give back to you in the best way I know how – through my music: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/836481988/kathryn-legendre-old-soul-debut-album
is running until 10pm on June 7. Any money that I make up to, or surpassing my goal,
will be used to give back to everyone who supported my music, in the form of CDs,
merch, and more. However, if I do not reach my goal of raising $3,000, I won't get
any of the pledges made.
I also know that money isn't always easy to give, so if you'd
still like to help, you can share this information with anyone and everyone you
know. Spreading the word is half the battle!
I hope you all have a great rest of your week,
and stay tuned for more music coming from me in the summer!
"Though still on the shy side of 30, Austin newcomer Kathryn Legendre ain’t
kidding when she sings about being an “Old Soul” on the title track
of her full-length debut. The song opens with her reminiscing fondly about “an
AM country station that my grandpa dearly loved,” and each of the 10 tracks
on Old Soul — nine of them penned by Legendre — would have fit right
in alongside any of the old man’s favorites. A talented graphic designer by
day, Legendre proves she’s also a natural singer, with a warm, husky drawl
and pleasing hint of vibrato that fits her earnest take on classic country like
a pair of broken-in boots. She’s a gifted lyricist, too, on sure footing both
playing it light hearted (the playful “Roy Rogers”) and heartfelt (as
on the beautiful elegy “Hard Road to Go.”) With the standout “Guy,”
a reverent tribute to gold-standard songwriter Guy Clark, she deftly captures the
essence of the master’s gift for detail-rich imagery painted with Hem Richard
Skanse, Lone Star Music Magazine
"Kathryn Legendre is
truly an old soul. Citing influences such as Loretta Lynn, Guy Clark, Linda Ronstadt
and Ernest Tubb, the Austin, Texas native just released her debut album, ‘Old
Soul’, and it clearly shows her roots in 10 original songs. Her traditional
sensibilities and classic vocal style really set her apart and make her one to watch
in Americana circles, her sass and storytelling abilities key characteristics that
make her particularly impressive." Vickye Fisher, For The Country Record
"Kathryn Legendre's a
great singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas that makes country music at that simple
and classic way in a modern style that we like so much on the Roots and Boots. Legendre
has probably as much Guy Clark, Loretta Lynn and Dolly early in his record collection.
It does not, however, her pale copy of their idols, but she absolutely can stand
proudly with the guitar's neck when she performs her own songs.
"Old Soul" is Legendre's debut album and is a straight through consistent and solid
disc with both ballads perfect for a chilly autumn evening with a glass optional
whiskey, and more action-packed articles that will get your boots to stomp intensively
under your desk at work." Roots & Boots