Kate Blechinger | Under a Dancing Sky | CD
Kate Blechinger is an inventive Edmonton based vocalist, composer, and arranger. Musically, Kate takes direct influence from the vast prairie landscapes of her youth to create expansive, evocative folk-jazz compositions and arrangements for listeners to enjoy.
“[Her] arrangements are sculpted perfection and Blechinger's voice like liquid peace.” Chris Haynes, CBC News, September 2019.
A tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell, the unfurling creativity of Kate Blechinger, and the Canadian prairies that unite the two songwriters.
Released November 29, 2018 on Bent River Records
All songs composed by Kate Blechinger, except:
tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, and 12 composed by Joni Mitchell.
All arrangements by Kate Blechinger.
Vocal harmony arrangement on track 3 by Christopher Pennington.
Album artwork by Jill Chipman.
Photography and design by Raine Radtke.
Kate Blechinger - Lead Vocals
Chris Andrew - Piano, Keyboards
Brett Hansen - Guitar
Rubim de Toledo - Bass
Joel Jeschke – Drums, Percussion
Christopher Pennington - Back-up Vocals (track 3)
Mallory Chipman - Back-up Vocals (tracks 6, 9, 10, 12)
Christine Hanson - Cello (tracks 1 and 6)
Joseph Semple - Clarinet (track 8)
Audrey Ochoa - Trombone (tracks 2 and 8)
Engineered, mixed, and produced by Paul Johnston.
Recorded in 2018 at The Audio Department & MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB.
Mastered by Guy Hebert at Karisma Audio, Montreal, QC.