Music Artist Talks about Favorite Summer Adventures
Reflecting as seasons change and appreciating my favorite moments!
1. Record Release Party
I celebrated the release of my sophomore pop album called "Driven."
It was the third album I released this year!
Read more about Katie Ann's three new albums released this year here.
For the first time ever, at the record release party, I performed my original songs with a live band. An amazing band at that!
Katie Ann's record release party at Babeville!
Check out some of the footage filmed from the awesome event.
Learn more about Katie's awesome record release party here.
2. Being on TV!
A whole episode dedicated to the music of myself and my husband, MC ZiLL. You Can! With Suzanne was aired on June 22nd at 6:30pm on Spectrum Buffalo and Lockport channel 20. If you missed the airing you can watch the episode here!
3. Exposure Festival!
After being on Suzanne's talk show ZiLL and I were part of her yearly music festival to help promote against domestic violence. A wonderful cause close to my heart and a great concert turnout. Thank you Suzanne for all of the memorable summer moments we shared with you!
4. Infringement Festival!
A two week long music festival in Buffalo that invades the streets and almost every music venue in the area! The festival carries an expressive theme focussing on abstract art forms. This year I catered my performance to singer songwriter cafe style for a few different shows during the festival.
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary in Lake Geneva, NY. Engaging in one of our favorite activities- wine tasting!! We dream of having our own winery one day.
6. Bobby Angels Open Mic Nights at Tudor Lounge
A super talented, good friend and musical confidant in Buffalo, Bobby Angel, is now hosting an open mic every Tuesday night (8pm-2am) at the Tudor lounge in Buffalo. It was truly one of the best open mics I have been to. Featuring a plethora of talented local artists, the perfect fun atmosphere to bond and network with other artists... not to mention free drinks for the performers and super cheap drink specials for patrons. It gives Clarence Coffeehouse a run for it's money when deciding which Tuesday night open mic to attend.
7. Student Summer Program
I created an in-depth four part summer program for my piano and vocal students. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I scored a nice article written about my summer program and musical ambitions. Check it out!
Katie Ann school of music at GCR Audio Recording Studio!
Katie Ann school of music benefit recital at Ashkers
8. Music Is Art Festival
An incredible festival hosted by the bassist of the goo goo dolls, Robby Takac. This year was by far the best! Check out my blog all about MiA here.
9. 15% Boating Adventure
When the weather app says chance of rain is only 15% and hardly a cloud in the sky we will not be canceling our only boating trip of the summer! Halfway through boating down the Niagara river the sky turned black and rainclouds rolled in. We quickly turned around to head back to the dock. A treacherous ride back through thunderstorms with rain soaking us. Luckily, we made it back to the dock safely, then minutes later the winds picked up terribly and three tornadoes made an appearance in Buffalo. A very rare occurrence in our region of the world. We can joke about our 15% chance boating adventure now but there's no doubt about it, mother nature will have her way.
10. Producing the new song "Say No to the Con Con"
Voting for a new constitutional convention in New York is on November 7th, only occurring once every 20 years. We have a lot to say about why you should NOT vote for a constitutional convention reform! Look out for our new song and music video dropping very soon!
11. First show out of the country!
I performed in Canada at the Buffalo Canoe Club with my brand new TC Helicon voicelive extreme foot pedal. A tool that has made a major transformation with my performances.
12. Releasing New Music Videos!
Check out the music videos I released over the summer:
Video from Sundress Covers Series
Episode 5 from Sundress Covers!
Episode 6 from sundress covers is coming soon!
Doing nothing but catching sun rays in the pool. Music artists have lives too.
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