Katy Vernon performs in the Radio Heartland studio
by Mike Pengra
March 21, 2019
Katy Vernon's bio describes her as a "singer of sad songs with a happy instrument," which is brilliant and accurate given Vernon writes and sings with a ukulele. But when you ask Vernon about that, she says, "Actually I am the happy instrument."
Suit of Hearts is Vernon's new album, and it's being released in concert this weekend at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis. The songs on the album deal with sadness and regret, but when you listen, you hear a woman also finding strength and opening doors to a brighter future.
I finally had the opportunity to meet Katy Vernon when she brought in her whole band to do some songs from the album live in the studio.
"In Your Shoes (For Daisy)"
All songs from Katy Vernon's 2019 album, Suit of Hearts.
Katy Vernon - ukulele, vocals
Simon Husbands - keyboards
Clay Williams - guitar
Reed Pagel - bass
Chris McAtee - drums
Paul Odegaard - trumpet
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