Katie Kern - Blues For The Highway (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 351 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 MB | 00:57:59
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Wolf Records
Katie Kern was born in Vienna in 1973. Her parents, both art teachers, sense the musical talent in little Katie and gave her extensive classical piano lessons. Her dad, an accomplished piano player teaches her improvisational skills and also some singing techniques. Right at the time of her high school graduation Katie picks up the guitar and turns her back on classical music. She manages to teach herself by copying music from Beatles records, and in 1994 she has a life changing experience- her encounter with the blues. By coincidence watching the Ry Cooder movie Crossroads she becomes infatuated with the historic blues, especially the outstanding music of Robert Johnson. To learn how to play guitar solos she listened to the CD of B. B. King Live in Cook County Jail. Also strong influences were Bonnie Raitt and Mississippi John Hurt.