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KATHRYN O’SHEA Presents Her Debut Full-Length Album, Entitled JANUARY 9TH

Asheville born and based singer/songwriter Kathryn O’Shea offers you her debut full-length album January 9th, which she describes as a “tribute to the dates we find impossible to forget.” 

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Available everywhere for streaming and download on Friday, April 10, 2020 Name Your Price

Recorded and produced by her brother, Michael O’Shea, January 9th was recorded on its namesake date this year in a vocal booth built out of the closet that Kathryn and Michael used to share with their father, who passed away on the same date in 2014. 

Forged from the fires of grief, O’Shea’s debut album offers an exceptionally raw and vulnerable look into the aftermath of loss. Known best for hauntingly poignant lyricism and masterful vocal play, her heart-wrenching stories captivate listeners in catharsis. But despite a musical upbringing and an effortless knack for songwriting, O’Shea only played her original music to an audience for the first time in late 2018, when she opened for LA-based singer-songwriter Terra Naomi at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta. Upon the release of her debut single, music blog Immersive Atlanta wrote, “The moment Kathryn O’Shea’s enormous voice slips into the jaunty bustle of ‘Snow,’ you’ll surely wonder what record label she’s gunning for.”

Shortly after, she moved back to Asheville and quickly began carving out her place in the vibrant local music scene there. O’Shea competed in the 11th annual Brown Bag Songwriting Competition at Asheville Music Hall, taking 2nd place overall. This garnered significant local attention and resulted in an opportunity to play her first hometown show at Isis Music Hall’s Lounge, opening for Alexa Rose to a sold out room. Since then, she has taken the stage at Asheville cornerstone venues ranging from The Grey Eagle to Diana Wortham Theatre and has been featured by Sofar Sounds, WPVM Radio, WNC Original Music Podcast, and more. 

With the release of January 9th, O’Shea celebrates triumph in the face of trauma, a message we all need in this new era of coronavirus. She will also be launching a Patreon, in an effort to continue to find rich, accessible, socially distanced connection with her audience.

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