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Kristy Lee Burky / Blog

Birthdays make me think about life

This was my stream of consciousness last night. Sometimes I want to know I am enough- that I measure up. I want my life to mean something. To know that it wasn't all for nothing. Thinking about death at 31. Will I still have a father or will I have a son? Birthdays cause me to reflect on life..what I did; was it wrong or right? Cuz I don't want the light to grow dim inside my soul that used to burn so bright. I've always felt set aside for something...a purpose, a goal, that race I'm still running. B/c I so desperately want to cross the finish line with air still in my lungs. Thinking about death at 31. What will they say about me and what I've done? Did I leave a bandage or a scar on you? Birthdays cause me to reflect on life. The past, present, and future tense. Did I cause tension or was it prevention? Thinking about death at 31 makes me think about life. [unedited] There you have it.

Pushing Forward (literally)!

Hey you! I wanted to take some time out and thank you for being a part of what keeps me going as an artist....yes you, who are reading this! I have sold almost 200 CD's since the release of "Pushing Forward" this past June. And, that's without touring and headlining much at shows. Thanks to each and every one of you who either bought a hard copy or downloaded my album on itunes or cdbaby.com. You have helped me reach many of my musical goals this year such as #1) Releasing a full-length CD #2) Not only reaching 1,000 people in my network but exceeding that goal #3) I've played the most gigs I have this year than ANY previous year! [I'm guessing somewhere around 55 if not more] Lastly, today is the final day to take advantage of ordering my CD with shipping at just one cent for any amount of hard copies you order @ www.cdbaby.com/kristyleeburky Also, if you could, can you give my facebook page a like found here? www.facebook.com/kristyleeburky Thanks so much for reading this and for taking an interest in me as an artist! I hope this time of year is unstressful and that you are able to spend it with loved ones while still counting your blessings! Peace, Kristy

New News!

Hi there! It has been such a gift from God to be able to get a gig playing regularly @ Potbelly Sandwich Shop at Belden Village in Canton, OH 3x a week during the lunch hrs! I'm more background music to be enjoyed while enjoying a sandwich or soup, but people have been very generous with their tips lately and it's been a way that God has been providing for Seth and I after my worker's compensation case from my last job did not end up how we thought. I left that job even in the midst of the case going underway and it took 7 whole months for my injury at work to come to resolution finding out that I would not be compensated for my lost wages and that we would be stuck with the medical bill of my physical therapy. And, yes what makes this even harder is that I worked in a program that was held in a Christian megachurch. However upsetting that situation was and has been, God has given Seth and I continued peace about how we handled this circumstance. It's just proof that God is always in control and we have to trust him even though we may not understand how he is working. So, when I was not even looking for another job, God presented me with an opportunity to get paid part-time doing what I love, which is to play music! God is good all the time. Also, I have at least 6 shows booked outside of working at Potbelly for the month of October. I will be busy, busy, busy! I also have 3 songs that I'm in the midst of writing which I need to complete! It's a challenge! :p So, thank-you....yes YOU for reading this blog, for being a fan in someway, for liking my facebook page, etc. Remember you can stream my new album called "Pushing Forward" for FREE on spotify! And, if you like what you hear, please support me by downloading the mp3's from cdbaby.com It is hard to make any progress or income in this industry without support from fans like you! Thanks again!

New Album out NOW!

Hi Everyone! I would like to announce the digital release of my first full-length album called "Pushing Forward!" It's finally here and I hope you all enjoy it very much. You can download it here: cdbaby.com/pushingforward or you can get it on itunes under Kristy Lee Burky...just search for Pushing Forward! I hope you enjoy the tunes as much as I do! It is light years ahead of my previous acoustic ep and it has a full-band sound. Plus there is something for everyone on this record! So, go NOW and give it a listen! I would appreciate any and all feedback! Thanks!

Out of the Harbor

Greetings this holiday season! If you are wondering how the recording/producing process is going for my upcoming full-length cd to be released some time in 2014 then read on!

Here is where we are at: 3 songs are completely done, meaning recorded, mixed, and mastered! Woot! YEAH! 3 other songs have acoustic guitar and vocals completed! Paul will add other instruments as we both see fit and then mix and master those (Mostly all of the songs on the record are going to have a full band sound with more instruments). That's 6 songs I've mentioned so far, which leaves us with the remaining 4. On 1 of those songs I pretty much just need to nail the vocals, which is what I'm going to work on NEXT! 1 song needs to be completely recorded, but it is all the way written. And, the last 2 are still going through the writing/recording process....more like co-writing which Paul and I are getting good at! :) Smiles all around.

This full-length bears much excitement for me. I'm proud of what's been done so far and cannot wait to finish it and get it out for all of your listening ears! Be patient along with me b/c it's been a long process as this is not Paul's nor my full-time job. ;)

Paul is a joy to work with and I hope to capture at least a little bit of video of SOMETHING before this process is over. I know I really need to get on youtube. I just don't have an adequate video camera.

If you have any video or photos of me whatsoever, from any show then by all means feel free to email them to me or message me on my facebook page. Be sure to give my fb page a like as well as follow me on twitter!

facebook.com/kristylee12 twitter.com/kristyleeburky1

Thanks for your support in 2013 and here's to hoping 2014 will bring more amazing music!

Remember to leave the harbor every once in a while as you can't stay docked forever.

New Beginnings!

Hi Everyone! Just a quick write to let you all know that I only have 5 hard copies of my acoustic ep "Past Beginnings" left in my possession, which is a good thing! But, if you want a copy, either let me know or you can go here and order one www.cdbaby.com/kristylee12 or you can download it at the same site! It's also available to download on itunes or to stream for free on spotify! Thanks for all of your recent support. Know that I am working hard with my co-producer on an upcoming full-length cd, which we are very excited about. Brick by brick, right?!? I hope you all are well and that you all have hope. ;) Until next time...share your story. Everyone's got one.

My newest personal blog!!! Hot off the press!


Free at Last!

You can read my latest personal blog here! http://xrocker4himx-convalescence.blogspot.com/2012_11_01_archive.html

New Ep and upcoming shows!

Hi everyone! It's been about a month since the release of "Past Beginnings!" Thanks to anyone and everyone who's already bought it! If you haven't gotten your copy, you can order it herehttp://www.cdbaby.com/kristylee13 or digitally download it there it as well. Make sure you do so, so you will be able to sing along at my upcoming shows! The Wyoga Palooza event this past weekend that I play at every year was a blast! There will be pictures and video to follow. It's not all the time I get to play a gig outside by a lake! My next appearance will be @ Arabica cafe in Hartville on August 17th. This is a totally free show! And, I will be playing with Cory Heddleston (7-9pm). Next, I'll be playing at a private company picnic for a good friend. :) After that, I will be hitting up the Vortex in September! I had a great time the last time I played this venue in Akron, OH. So, make sure you set aside some cash for a ticket to that show. I look forward to these next 3 shows and can't wait to jam out live with you and book even more! Thanks for all your continued support. And, remember I'm on spotify now too--just type in "Past Beginnings" in the search bar and the ep should appear! Cheers!

The release of "Past Beginnings"

Hey all! As I'm sitting here sipping my chai latte, I am listening to the final version of the ep! Soon you will be able to listen to these songs for yourself! The ep will be submitted to cdbaby.com any day now and be available there for digital download. I will have hard copies of the cd in my possession after it goes through the duplication process! As soon as I have them, they will be available for purchase at my shows w/ cash. So, tell your friends about my music and that it is coming out very SOON! For now, listen to "Out of the Harbor" as it will be the first track on my acoustic ep. I hope you enjoy this track and all the others!