She's Country Strong and She Is Black!
Kandia Crazy Horse
Nationwide (August 26, 2013) -- Bluebilly Records releases California on iTunes and Amazon and Google Play, the first single from the debut album, Stampede, by award-winning writer-turned-country artist, Kandia Crazy Horse.
Crazy Horse is an African American, and she may bring the biggest surprise to country music in 2013. Buzz about Kandia and her recording project has been going around since the early part of this year. Early next year, she will release a full-length album, Stampede. Country music will now have an African American lady ascending the charts.
Kandia's music is born out of her strong cosmic and sonic connection to the California Canyon sound. Her Zeus is Crosby Stills & Nash. Her tree of influences include Jackie deShannon, Kris Kristofferson, Stevie Nicks, Ray Charles, Tom T. Hall, and Gram Parsons.
Albert Menendez, California's producer, and Olgui Chirino, background vocalist, became available when Colombian hit-maker Shakira took time off to have a baby and do her turn on The Voice. The rest of Kandia's players, most with Cuban roots, have decades of touring and doing studio sessions at top levels behind them. Their turn at country brings an interestingly fresh extension to the genre. The music comes strong with newly conceived take-backs to the sixties and seventies when the golden state's coolest musicians had big impact at the top of the charts.
Indeed, coming out as a country singer-songwriter and creatively joining with mostly Cuban-American musicians, she will probably send the comfortable cognoscenti reeling backwards. Kandia is a gamechanger when it comes to putting out fresher and more probing ideas on culture and music.
When the Stampede album is released, the biggest revelation will be for the public and media, to be fully introduced to the arrival of a new wave of African American country singers slugging their way up country and crossover charts.
Kandia has a real thing about horse power (project name for a second album already in the works). She plans to take her creative energies full throttle, as she makes creative and artistic imprints upon country music's landscape.
The Florida-based Bluebilly Records brings to the forefront a new, extended voice in country music and a forward-looking stable for emerging and independent artist. Kandia plans to take her creative energies full throttle, as she makes creative and artistic imprints upon country music's landscape. For sure, her sassy tag not only rings right it is also country strong.
BE PREPARED TO SADDLE UP!
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