Katy's newest album Long Way To Go is a collection of original songs written by Katy and friends (Ted Lindsay, Noah Slater, Dave Ray), the album explores themes of the solo traveler longing for adventure and new horizons, the ups and downs of relationships and moving on. A rocking, upbeat country vibe featuring lots of electric guitar drives the music forward. Jack Miele leads production and his Dream Team form the backbone of musicianship. Check out the terrific review in OffBeat Magazine.
Long Way to Go was produced and engineered by Jack Miele and recorded at JMP Studios, New Orleans and Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, La. Additional Engineers: Kassie Netherland, Graham Robinson, Jay Wesley, John Fohl. Mixed by Jack Miele. Mastered by Joe Causey for Voyager Mastering.
Jack Miele - Guitar, Bass, Piano, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Kassie Netherland - Backing Vocals
John Fohl - Guitars
Graham Robinson - Guitars, Rhodes, Mandolin
Sean Carey - Bass, Harmonica
Jimmy Messa - Bass
Doug Belote - Drums
Woody Dantagnan - Drums
Darrin Triay - Drums
Emily Zeisler - Cello
Order the Digital Version at https://katyhobgood.hearnow.com/
Katy's newest album Long Way To Go
I Dream of Water, a collection of original songs written by Katy Hobgood Ray and Dave Ray, is available on the Out Of The Past Label. Inspired by events in coastal regions and cities along the great rivers of the USA, the album is both social commentary and personal reflection on how increasingly intense storms and rising waters are affecting daily life, futures, hopes, and dreams.
I Dream of Water was nominated for two "2019 Best of the Beat" Awards from OffBeat Magazine!
Produced by Greg Spradlin and recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock and Marigny Studios in New Orleans, the album incorporates elements from the Delta blues, gospel, country, and jazz. ORDER THE ALBUM
I discovered great joy in writing songs for the kids in my New Orleans neighborhood to sing. Kids music is playful, observant, silly, fun! I also find inspiration in the clever lyrics and melodies of the Great American Songbook.
I'm host and producer of the Confetti Park radio show and podcast, which features children’s music and stories from Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. Syndicated on the Pacifica Radio Network.
I have a master's degree in musicology from Tulane University, with a specialization in early New Orleans jazz. My research focuses on my great-great uncle, pioneering jazz guitarist Snoozer Quinn.
Music video for "Rollercoaster" performed by Katy Hobgood Ray, from the album Long Way to Go.
Lyric video for "Washed Away" performed by Katy Hobgood Ray, from the album I Dream of Water.
Katy sings a classic Memphis Minnie tune with the band Steve Howell & the Mighty Men.
Katy collaborates with the Confetti Park Players children's chorus and the NOLA Pyrate Society on this piratical tune.