I’m very excited to announce that my song “Caught” is a Top 5 Finalist in the 2014 American Songwriting Awards!  The heartfelt-ballad written by myself and Michael J Powell is among the TOP SONGS in the Performance Category, which recognizes excellence in songwriting as well as the artist’s delivery and performance. This very competitive category also encompasses ALL music genres.

American Songwriting Awards Trophy!

I have always loved “Caught”.  It’s honest, simple and beautiful arrangement allows the true emotion in the vocals to shine.  I am so thrilled to have it receive this type of recognition. Listen to it on the music page!

2014 American Songwriting Awards 

What’s more, “Story of a Broken Heart” was a semi-finalist in the Peformance Category, making the top 10!   One of my brand new yet-to-be-released songs, “Prince”, was a semi-finalist in the R&B/Soul Category.  I’ll let you guys hear it very soon!  It is a JAM!

I have so much exciting news.  But I’ll just tease you with this for now.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been grinding, from coast to coast, in the recording studio!  I am pleased to announce that I have ten unique and exciting songs finished!  I am eager to share them with all of you once they are mixed, mastered and ready for the airwaves.  Trust me…they are hit-tastic!  Classic Stephanie K– edgy, sassy, pop/rock with enticing lyrics and driving, hypnotic beats!  You’ll even get to see a softer side of me on a new ballad!

Many thanks to Trend Def in Los Angeles (who have worked with the likes of Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Linkin Park, to name a few) for their hospitality while I was on the West Coast!  And, as always, my gratitude to all of the great musicians and studios who have had me on the East Coast and the Detroit area, including Grammy-Award winning Producer Michael J. Powell.  I have enjoyed working with all of you and I can’t wait to let the world hear these tracks!

In the booth!

West Coast Working! 

Get ready.  You’re gonna love this stuff!   

On Thursday, March 13, I was thrilled and honored to play with my band at Bourbon Girl for the RedGorilla Musicfest as part of SXSW!  Bourbon Girl, a venue located in the heart of 6th street in Austin amidst all the action, was PACKED!  The crowd was incredibly receptive during our set, which started at 10 pm.  It was an incredible experience to be a featured artist in such an exclusive and world-famous music festival and to perform alongside such accomplished and famous artists.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our show!  The “encore” chants and all of the compliments and kind words from concert goers, fan and press alike, were very much appreciated.   

 SXSW Performance! 

The Band 

I am glad people so enjoyed my live show and I look forward to many more performances this year! 

 Enjoying SXSW

On Friday, March 7, I had the pleasure of singing the national anthem at the sold-out Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets game for the return of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the TD Bank Garden in Boston.  The crowd was enthusiastic and very welcoming!  I was even stopped by several members of the Celtics staff to comment me on an amazing job (including head coach Brad Stevens)!

Thank you to the Celtics Organization for having me fly out for this special event!  And thanks to all of the amazing fans who greeted me with such kind words and compliments!

 National Anthem

Two of my favorite things:  music and basketball.

National Anthem in Boston!

Apparently, people enjoy hearing me sing about seeking revenge on an unfaithful boyfriend.  Ever wanted to crash his Porsche or rack up a ton of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Versace charges on his credit card?  We all have.  And that’s the subject matter for my song “Breaking Up.”

I have been informed that “Breaking Up” is a semi-finalist in the very prestigious International Songwriting Competition!  This year’s contest saw almost 19,000 entries from over 100 different countries.  I am extremely flattered and thrilled.

Let’s hope it wins the whole thing!

ISC Semi-Finalist