Kathy Johnson - CDs, Excerpts, and Reviews

Great Big Dreams (2014)

Kathy's wonderful voice, a great choice of songs, evocative originals, and right-on arrangements with great players make her latest CD a real gem! And in 2014 Great Big Dreams was in the running for a Grammy for Best Folk Album! It includes five of Kathy's well-written originals and unique covers of songs by other writers: "Both Sides Now," "Coal Tattoo," Time After Time," Riders in the Sky," "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Younger," "Blue Kentucky Girl," and "My Back Pages."

Click here to hear "Riders In The Sky"

Click here to hear "Summer Solstice"

"Great Big Dreams is a modern masterpiece: with melodious lyrics and sophisticated arranging. Thank you for enriching the world with your beautiful music and creative spirit!...We consider you an incredible talent, someone who infuses art with passion, intrigue, and thoughtfulness." (Kabir Sehgal, Grammy-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author)

Small Town Girl (1998)

Kathy's first CD features twelve originals and two old cowboy songs. Her originals range from heartfelt to quirky, including the comic gender bender, "Well-Tanned, Hairy-Chested, Bare-Armed Men," the lovely nature-inspired "It's Snowin' Tonight," and the memorable folk anthem, "A Little More Fair, A Little More Free."

Click here to hear "A Little More Fair, A Little More Free"

Click here to hear "Well-Tanned, Hairy-Chested, Bare-Armed Men"

"What a guileless and charming album! . . ." - Sing Out! Magazine

"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

"'Warm and inviting' may be overused when describing folk singers, but in the case of Kathy Johnson, the phrase is perfect. A down-home presence runs through Small Town Girl, making listening a treat." - Cleveland Free Times

"Appealing tremolo alto with a wistful slice-of-life lyric backed by a sparse little fiddle/guitar/rhythm section/harmonica combo. Sweet." - Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine

Way Out West (2000)

Click here to hear "Way Out West"

Click here to hear "Happy Trails"

"A charming collection of both traditional and original cowboy songs. I like everything about this from start to finish. . . How can you not dig an album that features heartfelt performances of classic songs like "Happy Trails," "Home on the Range," "Red River Valley," and "The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)"?. . .The most pleasing thing about this record is the blending of Johnson's warm voice with the subtle arrangements of fiddle and guitar. . . highly enjoyable." - In Review, Nashville, TN

"A Winning Release! ... terrific collection ...Her lovely voice has a haunting quality that cuts to the essence ... Kathy's 'Shenandoah' is also the most heartfelt version of that song I have ever heard." - WJCU-FM, Cleveland

"Catching the spirit of the Old West ... authentic-sounding ... always engaging." - Cleveland Free Times

"Wonderfully captures the cowboy way ... some howlin' fine tunes." - WRUW-FM, Cleveland

Home for the Holidays (Dec. 2003)

Click here to hear "Home for the Holidays"

Click here to hear "Button Up Your Overcoat"

"I had a feeling this would be something special, and it is! ... The four original songs are all standouts ... Very listenable ... Do yourself a favor and add Kathy Johnson's Home for the Holidays to your festivities. It's like spending time with an old friend." - Fred Dolan, WJCU-FM, Cleveland

You can find all these cds and hear excerpts of the songs on CD Baby.

Singing Bridge Music
P.O. Box 4847
Akron, OH 44310

Email me: info@kathysongs.com

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