In 2008, Kathryn gave birth to her second child — a daughter, and to the glimmer of an idea: making her third album. So, between diaper changes and pre-school pick-ups, she wrote. And re-wrote. And wrote some more. By late 2010, Kathryn had a collection of songs, a 2 year old and a 5 year old, and a new Taylor guitar. It was time to go back into the studio.
Kathryn’s new CD, Rich Girl, is produced by John McVey (named 2011 Producer of the Year by The Colorado Sound) a Nashville veteran who has also produced award-winning albums for Americana duo Driftwood Fire, cowboy poet Chuck Pyle, and R&B singer Hazel Miller. As an album, Rich Girl falls somewhere in the non-patrolled borderlands where folk, Americana and Pop meet. Nick Forster (Hot Rize, E-town) plays banjo, mandolin, and electric guitar; Christian Teele and Chris Engleman (E-town) are the rhythm section; Eric Moon (Jill Sobule, Jeff Finlin) adds some truly unique keyboard sounds; and Denver’s John Macy (Big Head Todd) rounds it all out with pedal steel. Rich Girl has already been named one of the top albums of 2011 by 91.5 KUNC and Scene Magazine.