Kathy Johnson | Great Big Dreams

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Great Big Dreams

by Kathy Johnson

Kathy's wonderful voice, a great choice of songs, evocative originals, and right-on arrangements with great players make this CD a real gem!
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Songs of Summer
3:53 $0.99
2. Coal Tattoo
3:13 $0.99
3. Blue Kentucky Girl
2:58 $0.99
4. Follow Your Dreams
3:03 $0.99
5. Both Sides Now
3:32 $0.99
6. Time After Time
3:42 $0.99
7. Younger
3:55 $0.99
8. It's Real
2:55 $0.99
9. Riders in the Sky
3:50 $0.99
10. Fresh Memory
3:19 $0.99
11. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
2:55 $0.99
12. Summer Solstice
3:14 $0.99
13. My Back Pages
4:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Kathy Johnson performs American acoustic music, including her own remarkable originals and an entertaining mix of folk music, cowboy songs, Americana, and music from the 20's, 30's and 40's. This engaging redhead's voice is appealing and unique, and her performances are marked by interesting material, witty commentary, and a fun, straightforward style. This engaging redhead's voice is clear, warm and unique.

Her originals range from the comic gender bender, "Well-Tanned, Hairy-Chested, Bare-Armed Men" (on her first CD) to the inspiring "Follow Your Dreams" and the carefree "Songs of Summer" on her latest (fourth) CD, "Great Big Dreams."

An experienced performer, Kathy has sung at festivals and clubs in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. A frequent visitor to Nashville, she has appeared at the Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, and other clubs, and has had several songs signed with Music Row publishers.

Johnson has performed several times at First Night Akron, where she has gotten very positive reactions from audiences. She is on the Artist Roster of the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center and the Ohio Arts Council's Performing Arts on Tour program. She has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the NewSong Academy Songwriting Contest. She was picked to showcase at the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference and Ohio Arts Presenters Network Conferences, and was an alternate for the International Folk Alliance Conference Official Showcase in Vancouver, B.C. Her song, "Way Out West" was the honored first track on the compilation Folk Train CD, featuring 24 musicians from the U.S., Canada, and England.

"Covering a wide gamut of subjects as well as styles, Kathy moves seamlessly from serious to hilarious."
- Kent State University Folk Festival, Kent, Ohio

"Kathy Johnson sings with a voice that evokes the openness of the American Midwest. She chooses her material from traditional cowboy gems to country, to 50's rockabilly, with a particularly good sense of what fits her voice."
- Scott Utley, WGMC-FM Radio, Rochester, NY

"This strong material is a big reason why her work so enjoyable. On all three of her albums, Kathy demonstrates terrific abilities of writing and choosing good material. All of her albums are very listenable. She has great respect for the material, and it shows in the presentation. There are never any gimmicks. No matter what Kathy sings, it's always honest. You can understand all the lyrics, and the emotion she infuses into each of the songs is appropriate and real. It's really easy to believe in her and trust her as an artist." - Fred Dolan, WJCU-FM Cleveland, OH - In a review of Kathy's third CD, "Home for the Holidays."

"Her songs are memorable, filled with wit, substance and humor. . . She has a way of grabbing ordinary moments and working them into something that everybody can relate to no matter what their background . . ." Country Songwriter Magazine - Trista Crossley

"Warm and inviting' may be overused when describing folk singers, but in the case of Kathy Johnson, the phrase is perfect." (Cleveland Free Times)



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