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Bluebird

by KTB

A mix of folk, jazz and pop with a rustic approach.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Five
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2. Hole in the Road
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3. Loved
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4. Bluebird
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5. A Single Tear
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6. Fall
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7. Fish
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8. Red Meat
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9. You Never Left My Side
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10. Nothing to Say
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11. Where Heaven Meets the Sky >>> Holly Vallance
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
‘Sophisticated mix of folk, jazz, pop and rustica with intelligent lyrics’
The INDEPENDENT, ‘Bluebird’ review, Dec 2005

‘Strikingly original’
UNCUT, ‘Bluebird’ review, Dec 2005

‘KTB has honeyed rivers and mothering embraces for a voice. KTB has a mournful-joyful tunefulness rising so effortlessly from violin, cello and bongos that it seems more natural than breathing.’
Plan B Magazine, review of KTB Collective Truck Festival performance, September 2006

KTB (aka 23 year-old Katy Bennett) has been writing songs about elephants, vegetarianism and unrequited love since the age of 12. She released her critically acclaimed debut album ‘All Calm In Dreamland’ in 2002 (‘Gentle acoustics from the Nick Drake school… literate songs which ride youth’s emotional rollercoaster’ UNCUT, Jan 2003) and, later that same year, was a finalist at the BBC Young Folk Awards.
Her second album, ‘Bluebird’, was recorded in and around a portacabin studio on a farm in rural Oxfordshire between the summer of 2004 and the spring of 2005 with her brother Joe (of the band Goldrush) producing. Its beautiful, heart-wrenching eleven and a half songs deal with those universal emotions of love, loss, despair, friendship and hope.
Under the influence of such great writers and interpreters of song as Dory Previn, Patsy Cline, Gillian Welch, Kathryn Williams and Jolie Holland, KTB sings and plays guitar and piano in a country/jazz/folk/oddball pop style (if you feel the need to pigeon-hole), while her sparse arrangements are subtly augmented by guitars, percussion, strings and the occasional bass and drum kit. KTB is currently recording her third album, entitled ‘The Girl with the Sad Shoes’.
KTB has toured the UK extensively over the past few years, including support slots with Karine Polwart, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Erin Mckeown, KT Tunstall and Martin Simpson and 2 co-headline tours with Canadians Gabe & Ruth Minnikin (ex-The Guthries) and Rachael Dadd (of Whalebone Polly). KTB’s many festival appearances have included Truck, Priddy, Fishguard, Oxford, Salisbury Live and South by SouthWest 2004 in Austin, Texas.
She performs solo, as a duo (with guitarist Phill Ward) and with her band, The KTB Collective (ranging in size from three to sixteen depending on the occasion). Katy also leads music and singing workshops for children and adults in and around Birmingham as well as at festivals all over the UK (including Green Man and Stainsby).
In 2006, KTB’s professional singing career took a fruitful albeit unexpected detour when she was engaged by the RSC to sing (in Sicilian) for their production of Romeo & Juliet in Stratford-Upon-Avon as part of The Complete Works’ Festival season. So who knows what’s to come for the versatile Miss KTB…

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