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Kathy Murray and the Kilowatts / Press

“Kathy Murray has been an integral part of the Austin music scene for four decades, sneaking into the Armadillo World Headquarters at sixteen, and later sharing the stage with all of the greats, from SRV, to the T’Birds and Doyle Bramhall, Sr., and a host of others. Her vocal style may remind some folks of a cross between Wanda Jackson and “Miss Lou Ann” Barton, and Kathy, her husband, (guitarist Bill Jones), and the rest of The Kilowatts have just released fifteen originals entitled “Let’s Do This Thing!,” on Lectro Fine Records. Over the course of this album, Kathy fulfills her stated purpose of creating blues songs in the styles that influenced her, which covers dang near everything, from blues, rock, Tex-Mex, swamp pop, country, zydeco, and much more. And, by the way, you’ll be dancing your collective asses off all the way thru!! The butt-rockin’ starts with the leadoff tale of a “good rockin’ daddy,” “Let’s Do This Thing!” A cool horn section punches”

“AUSTIN CHRONICLE Kathy and the Kilowatts belie their neon wave sounding epithet to push pelvis-grinding blues into our spleens. They push it with style -notably the style of Kathy Murray, who is fast closing in on Austin's premier blues singers. She's a very pretty, very ballsy vocalist who strains and gyrates like it's orgasm time at Melody Ranch. Ms. Kilowatt crosses cultural, ethnic and gender lines with ease. The inspiration behind every eighth note and flattened third of rhythm and blues depends on the delivery of an emotional experience. Ms. Kilowatt feels it; she experiences it. This group loves the blues. It shows in their performance. Kathy is not just another pretty face. She and the Kilowatts perpetuate the truth about Austin music - it lives!”

“Online publication from Greece posted a March 2013 interview with Kathy and Bill.”

"George Harrison once said he never met a ukulele player he didn't like," offers Kathy Murray. She's been a musician in Austin for years, but for the last four, she's begun playing the blues on a ukulele with her husband, Bill Jones. Like the rest of the country, Austin's becoming a great place to play the ukulele. "There's no hierarchy and no jerks," she states. "No matter what style you're playing or what you're interested in, everyone's excited about what each other is working on." Like practically everyone else in the scene, Murray's close with the Austin Ukulele Society, a consortium of uke musicians who've been meeting once a month for two years. With a goal of simply uniting all local uke enthusiasts in fellowship and creativity, the group's first meeting gathered about 20 people. Now they're planning flash mobs.

“Interview with Kathy Murray on blues songwriting.”