REVIEWS for ‘Suit Of Hearts’
Suit of Hearts is a complex, multidimensional album that defies easy description. The sounds range from pop to country, and Vernon’s sweet voice ties it all together. 5/16/19 – Americana Highways Gary Schwind
Vernon’s unique vocal performance matched with her ukulele and excellent songwriting makes for a sound which is truly blissful. We have not heard an album which is as unique and as characterful as this in a long time. 5/7/19 – FV Reviews
It’s rare to come across an album so consistently delightful. However, ‘delightful’ is the only appropriate word to describe Vernon’s Suit of Hearts. Yes, she could have easily become a blues singer, based upon her difficult familial upbringing. But she didn’t. Rather, she’s one that’s learned to find joy, and expresses this joy through music. Dan MacIntosh -Skope Magazine
Vernon’s new album titled Suit of Hearts is an emotionally-charged musical journey with a refreshing sound. Suit of Hearts consists of twelve tracks. Coupled by the musical craftiness of her band, Vernon has put together a very soulful work. Tracks, like Listen and Look To The Sea, are great examples of Vernon’s creative range and inventiveness. Vernon’s voice has an enchanting flare that is sure to capture audiences. Suit of Hearts excels as an album for its innovative qualities musically and profound lyrical content. 5/10/19 – Warlock Asylum
Advance Praise for Suit of Hearts
Dramatic, cliff-pondering folk-rock. It’s a triumphant, feel-good record wirh wistful music to match – Chris Riemenschneider – Star Tribune
Intimate and unguarded, the songs on “Suit of Hearts” transform sad memories into happier moments. Erik Thompson – City Pages
“Suit of Hearts” is the sound of an artist simultaneously growing and in full bloom, and it’s exciting to hear. Jim Walsh
The songs on the album deal with sadness and regret, but when you listen, you hear a woman also finding strength and opening doors to a brighter future. Colleen Cowie – Minnesota Public Radio
Suit of Hearts, the title song, has the biting irony of a Lily Allen, the key change of a Brandi Carlisle and the unique almost falsetto voice of Katy. The lyrics speak to the everyday hero, carrying on and both appreciating the heroes around us and within us. Ann Treacy – Mostly Minnesota
Katy was born and raised in London, UK but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the busiest musicians in Minnesota. Combining melodic pop/folk songwriting with her twangy Americana band. She has appeared at Festivals in the Midwest and UK, such as the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, Taste Of Minnesota, Stars of the North, Big Turn Fest, and Hazelfest. Her newest record ‘Suit Of hearts’ Was just named as a top ten record of the year by the Star Tribune. She has just returned from her third UK tour.
Coming soon. ‘Suit Of Hearts’ street date 5/17/19. Local release show 3/23/19.
2015 ‘PRESENT’ https://katyvernon.bandcamp.com
2012 ‘Before I Forget’ https://katyvernon.bandcamp.com/album/before-i-forget