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Album of the year (Country/Folk) L’Etoile Magazine
Top Ten Album of the year #6 Pioneer Press
Top Ten local song of the year #8 (PEARL) The Current 89.3
Top albums of the year Rift Magazine
Born and raised in London, UK, Katy now calls Minnesota home. She has written songs for as long as she can remember and is always happiest when she’s singing, even when dealing with some pretty tough challenges. Katy’s debut solo release was ‘Before I Forget’. This was both a tribute to her parents, whom she lost as a teen, but also an embrace of her new solo direction after discovering the ukulele and the songwriting it inspired.
In a deliberate effort to use her writing to move beyond the grief and sadness of her earlier work Katy wrote the song ‘Pearl’ which she released as a single prior to this full length release. Each song on ‘Present’ is an exploration of the effort to embrace the here and now. Exploring the realities of life, the good and the bad, without being numbed or sugar coated.
Katy Vernon has also used her enthusiasm and knowledge of the local ukulele scene to organize and perform at her successful Annual Uke Fest Concert, now expanded to a two night celebration and fundraiser benefitting Arc GTC. Katy has been featured on TPT’s Almanac, WCCO’s Women Who Rock, The Current, KFAI, and more. In addition to clubs and festivals she has performed at venues including The Guthrie, The Cowles Center with the James Sewell Ballet, and even the Fitzgerald Theater with Garrison Keillor!
Tim Houlihan is an Americana singer songwriter whose songs are carved from real life with hooky enthusiasm, strong grooves and sophisticated playing. Tim’s performances have traversed the United States and Europe from living rooms to large halls and he draws in listeners with intimate stories and warm anecdotes. Tim’s library of work continues to grow across a never-ending horizon.