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'Dreamtime' Ep release: Katrina Kadoski, Naked Blue

Mon. April 18th 2016 8pm - 10pm doors at 7:30 The Media Club (No Minors) 8pm - 10pm doors at 7:30
$15.00 at the door only.
With the release of 'Dreamtime', Katrina Kadoski hopes to
open hearts and console with haunting songs of comfort. “This album is like a
hot chocolate on a stormy night. It is rich, dark and warm. It encompasses both
the storm and the sweetness", says Kadoski. Of course, it is also about a journey,
both personal and linear.

Dreamtime has seven tracks on it and was recorded in Baltimore,
Maryland with Scott and Jen Smith at their Wood and Stone Room Studio. Jen and
Scott, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop
scene. They quit their day jobs in 1991 and have been writing, recording and performing
music ever since.

Katrina met the ‘Smiths ten years ago at a songwriting
retreat in Alaska and in January of this year they regrouped to record 'Dreamtime'.
This April they will travel and perform together from Tofino to Vancouver. It is a long and far odyssey from
Alaska, to Baltimore, to Vancouver Island, and over ten years in the making.

“Music has been a huge part of my life, I grew up listening
to my grandmother sing, play fiddle, and accordion, and my father play
guitar. I‘ve studied music,
written songs, and been on stage since I was a kid.” She knows who she is and her unique style of indie-folk-pop
displays her practiced voice yet reveals a raw edge to engage listeners and
guide them through the threshold of healing. "Some of the songs are very
personal reflections of people I am in close relationships with. Others are
about my inspirations from digging into the cave of the heart and imagining the
boundlessness of the soul", she says.

One of her biggest transitions as a person and a musician
came in 2007 when she moved to an off-the-grid historical homestead /garden
located 33 miles North of Tofino for three years. " I had all this time in
complete wilderness to dedicate to my craft and listen to my soul... and that
changes you," she says. These
years inspired Kadoski's most recognized performance; a one-woman show entitled
"Cougar Annie Tales".

The Dreamtime EP release concerts will include performances
by Katrina Kadoski with Scott and Jen from Naked Blue joining her, and also feature a set by Naked
Blue. Katrina also has a 4-piece
band called The Paperfriends (with Phil Rossner – guitar, Graham McKenzie –
drums, Andrew Uhlman- bass) are planning to record another new E.P. later this
year, and will be joining in on the South Island shows.

"In her new EP Dreamtime, Katrina Kadoski's voice
whispers and soars seamlessly… her songs here are stronger than ever…This
record feels very Canadian, and very heartfelt. It is filled with hints of
bigger stories, making you want to return to visit them again, to dig a
little deeper and discover a little more each time”.

- James Kasper, 101.7fm CIVL & Founder, Mighty Speck
Records/Vancouver Island Music Awards


Katrina Kadoski "pioneer songstress" (folk ballads and other)

Was part of former folk/pop group Honeygirl, Katrina performs now as a solo act, or with a duo, trio, or Five peice band. Also available as a background vocalist for studio recordings. She is currently teaching voice and beginner guitar in Sooke and Victoria. more info
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