FORMER EASTMOUNTAINSOUTH SINGER-SONGWRITER KAT MASLICH-BODE REALIZES SOLO DEBUT WITH ‘THE ROAD OF 6’
NASHVILLE, TENN – It’s been a Road of 6 for Kat Maslich-Bode, as in six years, the time it’s taken to complete her solo debut since parting in 2004 with Peter Bradley Adams, as the duo eastmountainsouth. The album, due January 18 via Mishara Music, is produced by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Strays Don’t Sleep, Matthew Perryman Jones) and features guest vocals by Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 2001, Kat and Peter Bradley Adams signed to Dreamworks Records. Over the next three years, eastmountainsouth would release a debut, climb radio charts with the single “You Dance” and tour the country with Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez and Nelly Furtado amongst others before performing their last show at the Hollywood Bowl in September 2004 opening for Lyle Lovett and Shelby Lynne. Soon after, Kat began writing some of the first material for The Road of Six, and in the time between married, moved to Nashville and became a mother. “This recording was a labor of love and literally almost six years in the making,” recalls Kate. “I am truly blessed to have so many amazing friends, musicians and singers join me on the record.” Appropriately, The Road of 6 features six songs beginning with the highly personal “March” featuring guest vocals by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Kat recalls, “I wrote this song for my husband on our wedding day. But, it’s also special because our daughter’s heartbeat in-utero begins and ends the song.” On “Sky Falls” and “Back Home”, Kat’s warm, resonant vocals bring an uplifting and hopeful outlook to some darker subject matter – depression and loss, respectively. And she also delicately breaths her own spirit into Tim Easton’s “JPMFYF” from his 2006 album Ammunition. “It’s considered by some to be a controversial song. But, in my opinion, I think the message is positive and moving.” Kat will perform select dates in support of The Road To 6 in the New Year and is currently working on her full-length follow up, due in late 2011.
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