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Katie Herzig Weightless (2006)

 

Katie Herzig Weightless
  Katie's second album. Indie, singer-songwriter, raw sound not often found in female artist who might find herself on the next Garden State Soundtrack.
Birth name: Katheryne Lee Herzig
Born: California, United States, March 6, 1980
Origin: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Location: Nashville, TN
Album release: January 31, 2006
Record Label: Marion-Lorraine
Duration:     50:26
Tracks:
01. Jack and Jill     2:45
02. Sweeter Than This     2:44
03. Until You Try     4:18
04. Crazy     4:01
05. Fools Gold     2:48
06. The Offer     3:27
07. Charlie Chaplin     2:42
08. Butterfly     3:37
09. Not Even Close     4:34
10. Weightless     3:20
11. Jenny Lynn     4:28
12. Diamond Ring     3:51
13. Child I Can See Ya     5:21
14. Middle     2:31
Copyright © 2013 Katie Herzig
Album Notes:
Early life: Katie Herzig was born in California to a musical family. When she was a year old her family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where she attended Rocky Mountain High School. In her senior year of high school, Herzig received an acoustic guitar from her father which prompted her to begin playing the instrument. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she majored in journalism with emphasis in broadcast production. In 2000, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
∏  Katie Herzig was the lead singer of Newcomers Home, Boulder, CO-based band, for 8 years until deciding to continue on with a solo career. While in the band, Newcomers Sold around 15,000 cds on their own and released four albums including the most recent self titled album in May of 2005.
∏  In her mid-twenties Katie's become an over-achieving, under-divafied artist who will undoubtable have a long and fruitful career with her highly accessible music . "Initially, making a solo album was just an indulgent outlet for my songs and ideas, because I was in a band. The project was not a stretch because I had so much material just waiting for an outlet."
∏  That outlet has turned into a new career for Herzig. Already Herzig's first cd solo cd, Watch Them Fall, has had national TV play on WB's "Smallville" and radio play on NPR playing stations.
Her sophomore solo album, Weightless, will undoubtedly have a similiar if not wider impact. Her first self-produced and recorded album was mixed by Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Mindy Smith, Dolly Parton, etc).
∏  Wondering who her influences are? "Well it's a big confusing collage of Shawn Colvin's guts and poetry, Patty's raw goodness, Enya's layerings of harmonies and texture, a smidge of Ani's guitar punch, Norah's soft and tasty production and my love for Coldplay." It is what it is.
∏  Herzig's style begs a definition of its own.
Description:
∏  Katie Herzig was the lead singer of Newcomers Home, Boulder, CO-based band, for 8 years until deciding to continue on with a solo career. While in the band, Newcomers Sold around 15,000 cds on their own and released four albums including the most recent self titled album in May of 2005.
∏  In her mid-twenties Katie's become an over-achieving, under-divafied artist who will undoubtable have a long and fruitful career with her highly accessible music .
∏  Her sophomore solo album, Weightless, will undoubtedly have a similiar if not wider impact. 
Website: http://www.katieherzig.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/katieherzig
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/katieherzig2
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katieherzig
Agent Jordan Burger: jordan@flemingartists.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/katieherzigmusic
General director: Paul Brown: redhat22@mac.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/katieherzig
∏  Katie Herzig has steadily become a fixture in Nashville's up-and-coming indie music scene. She's spent the last few years touring the US, sharing the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile and The Fray and been apart of the Ten Out of Tenn and Hotel Cafe tours. In 2008, after her song "Heaven's My Home" was nominated for a Grammy, Katie was featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Now Hear This” as well ...as one of PASTE Magazine’s 25 “Best of What’s Next” Artists. Her songs have been featured in several television shows and movies, including Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Sex and the City: The Movie, Going the Distance and New Year’s Eve. Most recently, Katie’s music has been featured in a national Target advertisement and in the trailer for the film We Bought A Zoo. Her latest record “The Waking Sleep” is a spellbinding, uniquely immersive listening experience that manages to be at once playful and impassioned--challenging and comfortable---intimate and epic… which is exactly what listeners have come to expect of Katie Herzig. She continues to out-do herself with each new musical endeavor. Favorite artist ever. So inspiring and so talented. Love. Katie Herzig with Will Sayles at Music City Center.
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Biography by Margaret Reges
∏  Katie Herzig struck out on her own after eight years as the frontwoman for Newcomers Home. Herzig was no stranger to the solo game, having released her first solo album, Watch Them Fall, in 2004, so it was no surprise when, following the dissolution of Newcomers Home in 2006, Herzig put together a second album, Weightless, which was released that summer. Comprised of quirky, heartfelt songs that nodded to twangy, warm-voiced artists like Devon Sproule and Neko Case, the album generated quite a bit of critical buzz, and several songs from the album found their way onto network television shows, notably Grey's Anatomy. Herzig spent the next two years playing gigs, collaborating with other artists, and writing new material, and she even managed to snag a 2007 Grammy nomination for one of her songs, "Heaven's My Home" (performed by the Duhks). Her third full-length album, Apple Tree, was released in the spring of 2008.
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Discography:
Watch Them Fall (2004)
Weightless (2006)
Apple Tree (2008)
The Waking Sleep (2011)
Live album:
Live in Studio: Acoustic Trio (2009)

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Weightless lyrics:
Green, color of trees that grow
Well, I am barely breathing
A tangle of hate and love
I can't tell if I am numb or feeling
Cause I am brokenhearted
And you are beautiful
I am undecided
And you are weightless
Sun, behind the blinds
I can't open what I can't find
And lies that taste so sweet
I'm not cravin' anything I need
Well I am brokenhearted
And you are beautiful
I am undecided
And you are weightless
Songwriter: Katie Herzig
Copyright: Downtown Music Publishing Llc
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INTERVIEW
Written by Evan Schlansky November 14th, 2011 at 6:00 am
“The best album reviews tend to just come from fans,” says singer-songwriter and former journalism major Katie Herzig. The talented songstress, who migrated to Nashville from Colorado, recently wrapped up a tour with Ten out of Tenn. We asked Herzig about receiving this year’s Sammy Cahn Award from ASCAP, her new album, The Waking Sleep, and how you go about getting your songs on Grey’s Anatomy.
∏  How old were you when you first started writing songs? Were they good right away, or did that come later?
They were most definitely not good right away! They were cheesy. I didn’t write my first song until I was in a poetry class in college right about the time I was learning to play the guitar, so I put two and two together. It took lots of time to figure out the craft.
∏  Who are some artists that inspired you to start writing?
In the very early days of my writing I was listening to artists like Shawn Colvin, Jonatha Brooke, Ani Difranco, Toad the Wet Sprocket — those were the artists I was looking to guide me. Of course that has evolved over the years but I associate those early days with them.
∏  You majored in journalism. What are your thoughts on music criticism and album reviews? Fair and balanced, or a lot of semi-informed fluff?
Now that I’m the one getting reviews, I see how few journalists take the time to really dig into the record they are reviewing. Yes there are a lot of semi-informed journalists out there who are probably very busy, and find it hard to find the time and care it takes to review a record. It takes time, it takes genuine interest and of course it is all subjective. So it does come down to just an opinion. But when someone comes along who really takes the time and get’s it, it’s so nice. The best album reviews tend to just come from fans.
∏  What’s the key to getting your songs on TV shows?
It comes down to having songs that happen to work for the placement. But it’s so fluky. The first placement I had was because a guy I knew from high school worked at the show. Second one was because my song was played on KCRW and the wife of one of someone at Grey’s Anatomy heard it and shared it with the music team. But in the long run, I have worked with an incredible licensing company that has pitched my music over and over again for several years. But even with all the connections, it comes down to if the song works for the use.
∏  How did it feel to win the Sammy Cahn award?
It is very very flattering as a songwriter. To hear the artists that have won it before and to be apart of that group is awesome. My song, “Closest I Get” is what won it, and that song to me represents patience and simplicity and honesty. Those are the things it took to write it. So it’s great to have those qualities recognized.
∏  What’s a song on The Waking Sleep your you’re especially proud of?
“Daisies And Pews,” because it doesn’t really follow any rules. It just feels good and could go on forever in my opinion. It has an outro that I hoped would put people to sleep, as it’s the last song on the record.
∏  What’s a lyric on the album you’re especially proud of?
From “Closest I Get”:
What if I wait and you don’t show
If I left you half just to keep me whole
What if I held my breath so long
Would you notice the silence had lasted so long
What if the closest I get to the moment is now
Are there any words you love, or hate?
Not really, it has just got to feel right. If it doesn’t feel right in a song, that word can be quite a soar thumb. I do love the puzzle of finding the word that feel right. Usually it’s a simple one.
∏  Do you revise a lot, or do you like to write automatically?
I revise a good bit. Some songs stick just as they were initially written, others need many drafts of edits.
∏  What’s a song of yours that’s really touched people?
“Wish You Well.” It’s a goodbye song, it’s helped a lot of people say goodbye to people they’ve lost.
∏  Who’s an underrated songwriter in your opinion?
Well this probably doesn’t count because he’s insanely successful, but Chris Martin of Coldplay comes to mind. He’s in one of the biggest bands in the world but I’ve heard him get grief for his lyrics many times. People say how does he get away with it. Because it feels good. And the words he chooses and pictures he paints mixed with those melodies are so large. I think it’s paved the way for how large they are.
∏  What advice do you have for aspiring songwriters?
First write for yourself. When you start with yourself it will translate to others.But you’ll figure out soon, how people connect with your songs. Pay attention to the ones they do and why. Songwriting is mysterious, it requires as much listening and waiting as it does doing. Embrace the miracle, mystery and simplicity of it all.
∏  What do you consider the perfect song?
“July Flame” by Laura Veirs is up there for me. Since the first time I heard it, it spoke to me. It feels amazing and the lyrics fit so nicely with the feel. If I can listen to a song hundreds of times and still crave it, that means something. That song has become that for me.
Fortaken: http://www.americansongwriter.com/ © Bumbershoot 2012
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