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October 9th, 2012

Katie Frank’s Debut EP Heralds A Great New Philadelphia Voice

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In one of the most refreshing first-listens in recent memory, we recently stumbled upon Katie Frank’s first EP, Covered Bridge Road, on BITBY, a record she worked on with local¬† producer-engineer Josh Werblun. It came out a few weeks ago and you can give it a listen on SoundCloud.¬†The Temple grad and West Philadelphian’s got a voice. The record’s definitely got a country flavor, but more in the strain of one of our recent favorites, Lissie, and classic lady singers like Neko Case, Maria Taylor, Lucinda Williams or Brandi Carlile. She’s no Tanya Tucker. She’s got the good sense to blend elements of pop, gospel, blues and soul into the mix and it should help her catch on with a bigger, wider audience.

She recently got her spot blown by Phrequency and XPN’s Helen Liecht. And hopefully the accolades will keep on comin’ as her EP spreads through the land. The Elizabethtown native plays with a band she calls The Pheremones, filled out by Jon McNally on drums, Greg Orlando on bass, and Matt Jurasek and Werblun lending electric guitar and vocal support. You can catch her on October 19th at The Grape Room in Manayunk. Go ‘head and LIKE her on Facebook.

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