Head of Revelations
Evocative of a journey just beginning, yet filled with flashes and signposts of the wisdom and experience of one who has taken these steps over and over. This dichotomy is the music of Kat Downs. Questions filter through the fog yet there are glimpses of a grounded, focused singer/songwriter, a gypsy who has come to 'take it in stride'. Beginning as both a classically trained pianist and flautist, Kat Downs eventually added the guitar to her repertoire. Singing was something she honed without formal training; it is a natural gift. Influenced by an eclectic mix- Billy Joel to Dire Straits, Ben Folds Five to the Pet Shop Boys, Weezer to Leonard Cohen- Kat left Wisconsin for California in 2001 and spent the next year creating the songs that would become 'Head of Revelations'. Between the creative times she performed throughout the Bay Area with her band 'Good Natured Mortals' covering alternative and classic rock, and recently joined 'Sparrows Point' - a theatrical heavy metal group. Here is the true revelation- Kat Downs' musical journey implores each listener to travel along.