Katy Stephan | Saints of the Lost Cause Saloon

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Saints of the Lost Cause Saloon

by Katy Stephan

Beautifully crafted sonic valentines made from scraps of Chopin nocturnes, Puccini arias, vintage glass glitter, angels prayers, musical jewelry boxes, and a bloody beating heart. Packaged in a limited edition treasure box with original art inside.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Betrothal
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2. Here's to Us
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3. I'll Grow a New Heart
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4. Battleship Rose
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5. Clouds
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6. The Humming Chorus
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7. On Stow Lake With the Nightingale & the Rose
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8. Built to Fly
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9. The Revenant
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10. O Grace
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11. Aileen
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12. Some Where
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
You might have already heard Katy Stephan’s solo voice.

She can be heard on the opening and closing credits to the Warner Bros. film Catwoman and throughout DreamWorks\' Time Machine, the Sci Fi Channel miniseries EarthSea, and many other films, television shows, and advertising.

During her years with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Katy was a soloist on the Grammy-nominated Mass with the Deutsche Philharmonie under conductor Kent Nagano, and performed in the Meredith Monk 40th anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall. Katy has also recently been a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony under Michael Morgan, for Stephen Sondheim\'s Follies, and Bernstein\'s Mass.

Katy has performed in Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, the U.K. and the U.S. with various groups & projects.

She has been a singing salad for Dole, a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator, and the chirpy voice of more than one children\'s toy.

Katy has created original music for several live theatre productions in association with Upon These Boards, including Under Milk Wood (Porchlight Theatre), Word For Word\'s Three Blooms (Magic Theatre), Lysistrata Project (Berkeley Rep), Bury The Dead (Cooper Union, New York City) and The Inkwell Communiques.
She won a Bay Area Critics Circle Award in 2005 for her role as Luisa in The Fantasticks at San Francisco Playhouse.

After a decade of making music for a living, Katy crept off into a room alone with a piano to create her own songs. She then collected inspired performances from some of her favorite musicians, including Ara Anderson on trumpet and sousaphone, Alex Kelly on cello, The Blue Belles (vocalists Karina Denike & Christy Winn), Aaron Novik on clarinet, and Eric Perney on upright bass.

The resulting songs are beautifully crafted sonic valentines made from scraps of Chopin nocturnes, Puccini arias, vintage glass glitter, angels prayers, musical jewelry boxes, and a bloody beating heart.

\"The lyrics fly around like gold and gravel in a pan in some river where fools and magicians squat & hope.\" - Randall Stuart


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Amelie Mel de Fontenay

Takes your breath away
This is the most exquistily beautiful, intimate, riveting and original CD I've ever heard. Every song is a surprise, yet the whole album flows together musically and artistically as a long ballad.... Katy's voice is gorgeous and multi-faceted, her back up musicians are stellar (and what a great combination of unusual instruments). You could listen to this twenty times in a row--and hear something new every time. I really did find myself holding my breath over and over, to hear a new detail of the music or lyrics more closely.

Rune Kjær Rasmussen

A valley is singing
I imagine being in a valley after a tiring walk with a picnic basket and sitting on soft grass. I imagine being so lucky as to have these songs with me and the possibility to hear them right there. This is romantic, beautiful and extremely charming music which carries me away on winds of velvet and make splashes in soulful waters. Katy Stephan´s album is simply a very addictive box of treasures. Take your canoe and follow this river.

Don Kelley

Fasten Your Seat Belts!
This is a spectacular collection of songs by a very talented writer, and a virtuoso vocal performance by a very gifted singer - all in one package! Katy\'s writing is creative, diverse, inspired and intense, with numerous musical passages and lyrics that will just take your breath away. Her vocals are by turns powerful and tender, showing tremendous range in all dimensions. And the best part is, you\'ll find it grows on you and you like the CD even better after listening a few times. Give it a try!