Monday, 29 August 2011

Available Light #005 - Kathryn Calder - So Easily



Meet Kathryn Calder-she is a Canadian Indie rock musician who performs as a solo artist and is a member of the band The New Pornographers. I came across Kathryn on " Alistair The Optimists " facebook page [ scroll back a couple of posts -to meet Alistair !!] She had left him a message very generously offering to do some backing vocals on the album he is currently working on-Kathryn had written quite simply -my mother died from ALS/MND .
I contacted her and asked permission to post this video on the blog and she was happy for me to do so sending me this link.
Kathryn is a former member of the band- Immaculate Machine, her first solo album Are you my mother was released on August 3rd 2010-The album was named after the childrens book with the same name -it was recorded when Kathryn was caring for her sick mother,the project was put on hold when her mother died , her new album is out on - October the 25th 2011 and is called" Bright and Vivid." I think you will I agree she has a beautiful voice- I love this song-enjoy !! . She will be starting her tour of Europe very soon -please look out for her !

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful post, it does go to show people, that MND can afflict anyone. I believe everyone must have someone or know of someone with ALS/MND - you would think they would be working harder on a cure.

Have a lovely afternoon Janet, a "Hi" to everyone!

Terry said...

So lovely, and so heart felt. I wish her the best.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I really liked that, Janet.

My best friend's son is dealing with something like MND, and it is a tough road.

Denise said...
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Denise said...

Wonderful lady, both in body and soul, beautiful voice. Thank you for this post Janet.

Jim said...

She is an 'old soul' and has experienced so much already. I will keep an open for her should she 'swing this way' back to Canada. Thanks for this Janet.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Janet I loved the song...she has a lovely voice and of course I'm going to like her because she's from my home Province of British Columbia ;) I was sorry to read about her Mom. That was very generous of her to offer to help out with that album. I hope your days are bright and sunny and you're enjoying early fall. We've finally got some cooler weather...yeay! Have a great day.
Maura :)