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Katie West fronts 40 Watt Dreams, playing guitar and banjo, singing gritty songs that range from dark hillbilly blues to irresistable pop. Katie began her career in New Orleans, where she played wash tub bass and piano in the streets and clubs of the French Quarter. In 2003 she formed the popular Alt-Country duo,Truckstop Honeymoon. She continues to tour with Truckstop Honeymoon in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US. Katie also records with numerous artists produced at the infamous 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor recording studio. .
40 Watt Dreams are a five piece band based in Lawrence, Kansas. Manchester born singer songwriter. Danny McGaw plays electric guitar, while maverick bluegrass producer, Mike West, picks banjo. With Paul Scmidt on bass and Colin Mahoney on drums, 40 Watt Dreams make high energy music with a distinctive sound, combining rock’n’roll, bluegrass banjo and powerful vocal harmonies.