About Kathleen Blackwell
ARTIST: Blackwell’s debut “To Be Human” CD was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy — King Crimson, Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Missing Persons), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Pink Floyd), Nels Cline (Wilco), Robert Fripp, as well as various projects featuring members of Tool, Ministry, Weezer, and Yes — and was nominated for 'Album Of The Year' in AAA (Adult Contemporary) for the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2009.
“Drawing influence from Tori Amos, the classically trained Blackwell makes quite an impression on the piano-based ‘I Don't Know.’ Her edgier side is revealed on ‘Imago,’ but seduces listeners on the breathless, jazzy title-track, ‘To Be Human.’” — "Pop Making Sense" by David Byrne; Windy City Times
Working again with Producer Ronan Chris Murphy, Blackwell's follow-up EP, "Knockout," took a new sound direction — Hard-Rock Dance-Pop (for Girls Night Out) — and is an analog-recorded concept-album using only a Moog Little Fatty, a Fender Rhodes, Drums (aka Beats), a Hog Fiddle, plus Blackwell on some sizzling vocals, and was initially created as a co-branding piece towards marketing her sassy and vibrant, boutique fashion line for women 35+ called, Cougar Rock. Blackwell's motto? "Live life to the fullest; no matter what your age."