Rondi Marsh (formally Kitty Dakota) offers an eclectic folk/pop/rock/country mix of original songs. She has absorbed and exhibits the variety of vocal styles of many of the female artists that she admires. As you listen to 'Alice May' you can see why she won 'Best asthetics and Harmony' at Los Angeles's 'Call to the Arts' conference from this CD. Reviews and Quotes Evor.com review by Bill Carrera: "It has been said on many different occasions by far more scholarly a person than I, that music works to move the soul, fill the heart, and stir the emotions. When you find such an artist or artists that has that special talent to touch all three then it is important to include them in your musical listening agenda. I know we all have that song, the one that triggers a special feeling or memory, bu tin (her) offering "Cache", so many feeling come to the surface"...."Painfully, Beautifully Rich" the first song on the Cache disc, jumps right into a wonderful trip that will last for the next 11 songs. " ....."If you haven't had a chance to listen to (her) and might be looking for a reference voice, think of Ann Wilson, less edgy, but with more feeling behind the delivery. I use the Heart lead singer mainly because I think she is one of the best female rock singers out there. (She) has been described as one of the best female rock signer out there. (no joke)', after listening to her I find myself not arguing that point very hard."".."The disc is a good listen the first time you give it a spin, but it gets better the more you listen, a relaxing experience." Starpolish.com. What people are saying about Kitty's first release 'Cache'. Central Washington Entertainment news: Editor: Tim Anderson 'Her new release...is a stunning collection of music that brings to mind the voices of Alannis Morrisette, Joni Mitchell, Ricky Lee Jones, etc., and songs that reflect the many journeys this very talented performer has taken. Don't miss her!' Yakima Herald Republic: Maisy Fernandez: writer 'A feisty but amiable firecracker with a contagious smile,(she) seems to bring positive from the negative in her songs. But one thing's for sure: Her music makes listeners think' Starpolish.com: Robert Doerschuk, music critic/journalist '...Dakota writes memorable tunes and delivers them with vivid yet well modulated emotion...commercial yet genuine, polished and powerfully expressive. Kitty Dakota is a major-league talent. Her students are lucky to learn from her. Ev: Or.com: Founder, Charlie Harrelson. 'Kitty Dakota, the finest female vocalist in the world (no joke). We actually have a number of great artists in our talent pool, Kitty is truly the voice of the angels.' Webentertainmentawards.com: 'Amber Sunset' (track 3) selected as 'song of the week'. 'Kitty blends lush vocals with rich lyrics and memorable music. 'Amber Sunset' is just one of a tremendous CD.' MP3.com Thousands of listens and downloads to date. Four songs to be in the top ten in the Folk/Rock and jazz vocals categories in 2001. Her song 'Ramblin' Wind' was selected to be included on MP3.com's 'For the Road' compilation CD. Public Radio *Showcased live on KBCS radio in Seattle for Northwest Folklife festival May 2002 with Dan Maher as host. * 'Painfully, Beautifully Rich' aired on 'Women In Music', a nationally syndicated radio program with Laney Goodman. * 'Painfully, Beautifully Rich', 'More Than You're Sayin'', 'Walk on Over' aired on Northwest Public Radio on Robin Rilette's 'Fresh Blend' radio program. Thorny Bouquet CD-Release date: September 2002 Thorny Bouquet is a new stunning collection of 10 original works by Kitty. Again, with the assistance of Cascade Recording's Producer, Bob VonFeldt and Alan Larsen, Engineer and some of the very best Northwest musicians at her side she has taken her craft to an even higher level.
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