Turf and TV!

This is a busy time. Sorry I haven’t been posting.

This SUNDAY night we play the Turf Club.
TURF CLUB. Sun Mar 24
Doors 8:00 PM | $5.00 | Main Stage
Yes, it’s a Sunday but lots of people have Spring break, so maybe you can join us. Fun line up. The Slush Puppies, The Meteor Boys (Who played on my CD) and then the Katy Vernon Trio at 11pm.
Don’t miss the Katy Vernon Band live on tv!

8:30pm to 9:30pm, Thursday, March 28th, 2013

TC Muzique is a LIVE show, so it will be airing Thursday March 28th, 8:30-9:30 on MTN Channel 17 (cable access) and also online via livestream at www.tcmuzique.org and www.livestream.com/nelharrisonstudios!

This is a super fun show. I was lucky enough to play it with Jim Walsh and the Mad Ripple. In fact that was my first gig ever with the Mad Ripple and the first time I met most of my band mates!

Fun and merry music making will be had by all.

Tune in to see how the new lineup is shaking out and also what dress I decide to wear : )

Newest press

It was pretty exciting to see a new article in the latest issue of White Bear Lake magazine. It’s a new glossy monthly and they ran a lovely picture that my husband took. It’s the same picture we used on the back of the cd cover. The photo was taken in Bayfield, WI. A really nice town on the other side of Lake Superior from Duluth.

The best part of appearing in local press is that kids from school run over to show me and get excited. That is always a fun thing to experience.

http://whitebearlakemag.com/article/katy-vernon/katy-vernons-debut-albumBeautifulKatyonrocks copy

The Driftwood Char Bar…

Hello again. This is a busy month. Just the right way to kick off a new year.

First of all the band will be playing at the Driftwood Char Bar in S. Minneapolis this coming Saturday, Jan 12th. Music starts at 9pm, we play around 10pm.

A funny story about that venue is that it was the first place I ever played a solo show. I was singing backup with The Mad Ripple’ that night and was asked to open. I was hesitant and not at all sure I was up to the task but decided to just go for it! I played for maybe 25 minutes and felt myself shaking throughout but I did it and it was a huge leap for me at the time. No-one booed me off the stage and I didn’t break anything : )

How sweet now then to be returning with my very own band.

Ever since I picked up the ukulele I have tried to live by the motto “Do one thing everyday that scares you”



New Website!

Hi there. Thanks to the talented Mr. Simon Husbands I now have an official website. I can’t tell you how exciting this is.

It’s still hard for me to put myself out there and talk about myself so darn much, but here goes.

Some of you have asked about my band name. It’s the Katy Vernon Band for now and who knows if that might change. It’s been a long journey getting my name out there though, so it feels right. As many of you know I lost my parents at a young age and it’s inspiring for me to feel like I am carrying on with their name.

None of this past years progress could have happened without the help and talents of my fine musician friends and cohorts. Huge thanks to Kevin Steinman (Who you just have to hear sing at www.kevinsteinman.com) for guiding the process of my solo cd ‘Before I Forget’ and to all the amazing musicians on the record.

I am lucky enough to be able to call them friends and for the most part band mates.

I will be sharing my thoughts, gig updates and other news in this blog. I hope you will enjoy it with me.

In the words of my guru/mentor/friend Jim Walsh “More to come”