I've been a songwriter for over twenty-five years, performing all types of music from punk to classic country, and the category of Americana has finally defined me. If you've been listening to me as your DJ during Sonic Blender, you know the kind of music that makes my boat float and I hope it has given you great joy - as it does for me. This coming year is a banner one for me - I am releasing my first solo release in oh, so many seasons. "Touchstone" is a collection of original songs I have been working on for the past two years. Some of you know that prior to that, I was performing under my stage name of "Kitty Rose", high points being awarded the OutMusic Award for Best Female Vocalist and then, performing with Kris Kristofferson. I have performed with a lot great artists, including Hootie & The Blowfish, Third Eye Blind, Cake, even Aaron Tippen, over the years. What sets this coming year up for me, however, is I will be hitting the road and the 'boards' hard doing what I love best. 13 is my lucky number and I certainly hope 2013 will be my lucky year! www.katharinecole.com