Hey all….May has been a fun so far. I’ve played shows at The Old Quarter in Galveston, one at Waldo’s Coffeehouse in the Heights, a house concert at my friends The Thompson’s house. There’s more to come….I’m playing my first Soup Night and the Hops House on Wednesday the 18th, and going to Kerrville this year as a Regional New Folk Finalist. I get to play a song at Ballad Tree on Thursday the 26th….Oh, and my usual gig at Bohemeo’s with the Big Lizard Band, I can’t forget that on Saturday the 21st at 2:00 pm. Remember, if you don’t have a copy of The White Cat Sessions yet…it’s easy to get. Follow the link and either purchase or download: www.cdbaby.com/cd/lesliekrafka
I really like this saying because it implies that even when the weather’s not what you want it to be, it will pay off dividends with flowers. The same can be said for life. We must be patient and remember that even when it life isn’t going our way, sometimes it pays big dividends later. Of course some real showers would be nice to. We’ve got half the state dry as a bone and fires cropping up everywhere.
Last weekend, I had the good fortune to be a part of the Songwriter’s Serenade in Hallettsville, Texas. I was the guest at the magnificent TR Ranch owned by the McDaniel’s. There in the rolling hills, with cattle lowing and a beckoning blue sky, 25 songwriters came together to compete, yes, but also to make new friends and share their art. In the end I did well, going to the finals on Saturday and placing somewhere in the bottom half (6-12) of the group. Honestly, I didn’t expect to make it that far.
Remember, if you haven’t purchased a copy of my CD, The White Cat Sessions, go to www.CDbaby.com or www.mytexasmusic.com and purchase or download a copy. Remember, I’m happy to personalize a copy and send it to you, just me an email here form the website at firstname.lastname@example.org
Van Buchanan talks to the animals
I’m getting press. Yipee! So far so good. Get your copy of The White Cat Sessions today.—Leslie
“Krafka is an excellent songstress, penning all but one of this baker’s dozen release. Her songs target love and relationships, both good and bad, peppered with the occasional poignant tune about life experience, and a clever song about Mary. Krafka’s voice is outstanding, acting as the lead instrument on every track.”—Lucky Boyd, My Texas Music 03/2011
“We don’t know much about this countryish singer-songwriter, but her Wandering Troubadour song is a good start.” —Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle 03/24/2011
“…her debut (CD) was well worth the wait.” —Michael Damante, Houston Chronicle 03/22/2011
Well, I’m a few days out from my CD release last Sunday at the Mucky Duck. What an amazing, fun and eventful weekend that was. I am so happy with how the release went. We had a full house, the band sounded great and I think Jack Saunders (my producer), Rick Richards, Rick Poss, and David Carroll did a great job. Thanks again to all the wonderful friends, family, neighbors, and fans who came out. You all have my deepest gratitude.
Looking forward, I’m still working on outlets for the CD. All 13 tracks are available now online at iTunes, Amazon, and other various sites. I’m also been able to pick up a couple of new gigs, which rocks! And, looking ahead, in a few weeks, March 15th, I’ll be playing in the Songwriters Serenade — a song contest in Hallettsville, Texas. I’ve heard such wonderful things about the Songwriters Serenade. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll keep posting updates….so check back often.
Ta-Da! Yes, my website has officially been launched. And in a few days, I will release my debut CD, Leslie Krafka – The White Cat Sessions. I’ve had a lot of help and encouragement from family and friends. It’s true, no man (or woman) is an island. My life is full a wonderful people. I’m lucky to know so many great folks, and I meet more everyday. All of the work and preparation for the launching of the CD, has been an eye-opening experience. It’s amazing how much work there is to do and how much detail needs attention. My friend Terri Hendrix taught me all about “The Part That Ain’t Art”. She even included it in a section of her new book “Cry Till You Laugh”, which you can get a copy of here: http://www.wiloryrecords.com/Wilory_Records/Store_&_More.html
I will continue to work on my website. But for now…I have the basics. If you can’t make it to my CD release Sunday, March 27th at the Mucky Duck; CD’s can be purchased at Cactus Music, Sig’ Lagoon, and online at My Texas Music.com, CD Baby (coming soon), as well as digital download on all the big boys like iTunes, Amazon, and etc. shortly. Check back soon, as there will be more to come.