Kathryn's second CD, Heavy as a Feather, was nominated for Best Instrumental Album--Piano for 9th Annual ZoneMusicReporter (ZMR) Music Awards. The album made it to #2 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart, stayed in the Top 10 for three months, and remained on the chart for 10 months in 2012. Heavy as a Feather has gotten fantastic reviews, and you can check them out on this site. Voting is underway, and Award Winners will be announced in New Orleans at the ZMR LIVE Music Award Show on Saturday May 11th, 2013.
Kathryn continues to be very productive. In March, she recorded the piano tracks for a third album at Will Ackerman's studio in Vermont. The overdubs were done in early summer, and the CD is now mixed and ready for mastering. The exact release date is uncertain, but Kathryn's not taking any breaks. In October, she's going back into the studio to start work on album number four, for which most of the songs have already been written.
On April 20, Kathryn was interviewed on One World Radio (OWR) in the U.K., by Steve Sheppard and Chrissie Monck on their show, The Perfect Remedy. Her album Heavy as a Feather was number 10 on the OWR Top 20 for March. As of April 21, the interview was available as a podcast at http://oneworldradio.org.uk/#/podcasts/45555774313. It's embedded in the rest of the show, but in addition to hearing Kathryn you'll get to listen to some other great music--and Steve and Chrissie are wonderful hosts.
Kathryn's second album, Heavy as a Feather, was released December 1, 2011, and immediately sailed to #3 on the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) airplay chart for the month of December. For January it move up a notch to #2. ZMR is the organization that, among other things, tracks radio airplay across a number of musical genres, including acoustic instrumental, jazz, neo-classical, solo piano, new age, and others. The CD is available at most online retailers, including CD Baby,amazon.com, iTunes, and the other usual online suspects.
Heavy as a Feather was chosen by Jelke Bethlehem, of Radio Rijnwoude in The Netherlands, as Featured Album for the week of January 22, 2012.
Kathryn's first album, Dreaming Still, was nominated for Best Instrumental Album - Piano in the 8th Annual ZMR Music Awards for music released last year. Kathryn also was nominated for Best New Artist. After three months in the number one spot on the ZMR Top 100, and 10 months on the charts overall, Dreaming Still was ranked number 2 (out of more than 2300 recordings) on the ZMR list of the Top 100 Recordings of 2011. Dreaming Still continues to be highly acclaimed, and Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com ranked it among her favorite albums of 2011.
"Time Moving Slowly," the lead track from Dreaming Still, won Honorable Mention in the Instrumental category of the international 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2011). This put the song in second place for all entrants in that category.
Kathryn opened for Will Ackerman in a benefit concert for Canada Without Poverty, in Ottawa, Ontario on September 30, 2011. Also on stage were Jill Haley (English horn), David Cullen (guitar), and Alvaro de Minaya. Alvaro is an Argentine percussionist now living in Ontario.
"Requiem," composed by Kathryn shortly after the destruction of the World Trade Center, was one of a select group of songs featured on the September 11 memorial shows by Women of Substance Radio. "Requiem" has not yet been released on CD.