Kathy Simpson | Vagabond

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by Kathy Simpson

This 11 song collection of original songs and covers on "Vagabond" represent the "boon and bane" of my music (being a "mixed bag"). I hope you enjoy the variety.
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All Would Envy
5:20 album only
2. A Case of You
4:37 album only
3. Vagabond
4:39 album only
4. Twisted
3:55 album only
5. My Shining Hour
3:59 album only
6. Carey
3:25 album only
7. No Time Like the Present
4:16 album only
8. I'm Gonna' Make You My Man
3:13 album only
9. Can't Find My Way Home
4:43 album only
10. Jericho
3:25 album only
11. White Dove
4:17 album only


Album Notes
As I started to track the early release of this CD I was transported back to a simpler time when I was writing entertainment columns for a big city morning newspaper. One night I happened into a local restaurant in the trendy part of town and was immediately captivated by what I heard. A young woman was offering up crystal clear vocals backed by lovely piano riffs. She moved fluidly from original material to covers of popular songs of the day and standards from the traditional catalog.
She was charming. Captivating. Immensely talented. My review of her performance that night said that.

Over the years Kathy and I have become friends and now, some forty years later, I find myself once again recommending her to the attention of any and all who will listen to her. From "Twisted" to "A Case of You" and "Carey" she still has the lovely voice I remember from all those years ago. And the maturity and mastery that comes with time is manifest in her original compositions on this record. I am a lucky man. I know now what I knew then: Kathy Simpson is a true talent and a gift to all who hear her. ~ Bob Sammon

I was born in Cuyahoga Falls , Ohio where my father was the minister at Grace Brethren Church . That's where it began; me standing on a step stool between my parents, singing in church.

My mother taught me to play piano, but when I discovered a guitar stashed in the corner of my uncle's closet, I instantly wanted to go to “the dark side.”

My parents finally broke down and bought me a guitar for my 12th birthday, and when I learned enough chords (3 of them), I started writing my own songs. After high school, I took that guitar and my songs to local college coffee houses and concerts.

What followed was years of performing in clubs and lounges, locally as well as nationally; as a single, in duos, trios, rock bands and show groups.

In 1979, I met and studied voice and piano with a brilliant musician and vocal coach, Herb Buchanan Eidemiller (Dionne Warwick, Eydie Gorme, Teresa Brewer), who had moved back to Covington Ohio from New York City when his wife became ill.

In 1980, I recorded and an album of original music at Cybertecnics in Dayton Ohio , titled "Girls Don't Play Rock and Roll.” The song “Stoned Kitties” (which took the least amount of time to write) received the most airplay.

In 2000, I also recorded an album of 11 contemporary Christian songs “He Touched Me” at Encore Studios in Dayton .

My latest project was recorded at Greene Glen Productions. Titled “Vagabond,” it is a collection of original songs as well as a few covers, and is available here. ~ Kathy Simpson



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