News & Updates
It is wild to me that another year has flown by. 2017 was filled with starting anew! I personally was growing a child for most of the year. My baby girl, Norah Bee, was born on July 12th, 2017! She is an absolute beautiful blessing and she is surrounded by music everyday! While in the womb she traveled to many gigs with me! All the way to Abu Dhabi to sing for the troops to experiencing an Ice Storm in Alabama to San Fran where someone stole my guitar (sad!) and up to Duluth (amongst other places) and back again!
Back to other happenings.
MR DR (mister doctor), my band with Dave Mehling released an EP called "Summer in the Backseat" and I can say with all sincerity, is one of my favorite batches of songs written to this date. We also released a music video for the song "You Got Me, I Got You". It's purdy cuu-it. We had fun releasing that record and playing around the state of MN. My last gig was on a VERY hot day in June for the final release show for that record! Can you imagine what my pregnant self looked like!? It was an outdoor show, played near the banks of the Blue Earth River. We had a blast!
Speaking of last gigs, my final gig with the cover band Dirty Word was of course a long drive out to Sturgis, SD and back again! Whew! That band was also such a good time. What an inspiration it was to play with such talented musicians. Love that crew too!
My 2017 rounded up with a few more original shows with MR DR and a few wedding receptions in the Fall. I also celebrated being a sober human for three years (wow!). My sister also became engaged on that very same day (wedding in 2018!)! Then this Christmas season, for the first time ever, I wrote two Christmas songs! HA! With just the right amount of "cheese". The best way to describe the tunes is they were filled with "cheesy cheer!" And that they were. I felt as though my soul needed to be just a little quirky instead of so serious. Practicing positivity.
Another joy is we purchased a '79 Toyota Enterprise Mini Mini Motorhome at the end of summer--maybe it'll become the "tour bus" for the year of 2018 because I am FINALLY releasing my solo record! YES! SOLO RECORD! Date TBD on the release of that!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention--- I will be in the interactive play, Tony and Tina's Wedding this February 15-17 and 22-24 playing the role of TINA! Wowzers! So, my time as of now is filled with taking care of my baby girl, teaching lessons, spending time with Dain and the fam, and rehearsals with the Tony and Tina crew! OH and I just sang the National Anthem for a Maverick's Hockey game in the Verizon Wireless Center--that was a thrilling experience! I have embraced this idea in DOING positive things that kind of rustle up my soul a bit. Keeping those butterflies moving. Challenging my self in new ways.
Thanks for reading a bit of this fragmented update! And of course, thanks for supporting original music! Have an amazing day. -SK
Holiday Cheesy cheer.
You're welcome (lol).
The Girls been Singin' | on the road in 2016
NEW LIVe-in-room song "Wild flowers"!
All live-in-room are just that, LIVE. This song "Wild Flowers" will be on Stacy K's next album, release date TBD.
what's been going on!?
So much to share. I have been keeping busy with the Dirty Word band, traveling a bit, and recording the debut Mr Dr album in which I am so excited to share when the time is ready! My original music is also still in the works, however because it is soley mine, I tend to take my time. I believe life has its ways in unfolding as it should. I have also made quite a geographical transition in moving out to the country, living right along the Blue Earth river in Southern Minnesota! Talk about "going back home" or "returning to your roots". I am originally from a small town and grew up half in the country and in town. Now I spend half my time in Minneapolis (I teach at Twin Town Guitars) and the other half counting stars, country side! I plan to keep an updated blog of my travels this summer. You can follow it here: http://stacythek.tumblr.com/
Be sure to check out my schedule and come on out to a show! I'll be around.
Be well, SK.
Mr Dr at 7th Street ENTRY | MPLS | Feb 2016
PHOTO BY JASON LARKIN
MR DR at homegrown kickoff 2016
MR DR PLAYS DULUTH HOMEGROWN KICKOFF
FIRST STACY K SHOW IN 2016! 7TH STREET ENTRY.
stacy k plays kuwait | united states air force for new years eve 2015 with the dirty word band!
october 15th-rift magazine interview
Interview by Rebecca Marx
Rift has been aware of the very talented musician Stacy K for quite some time, and after reviewing her 2013 album Swarming With Frenzy, Swirling With Delight, I felt that Rift would be wise to keep an eye on her. Stacy K’s recent release: Hotel Colfax, delivers big time on the promise of bigger things for the future. Check out her EP Hotel Colfax, and read on to see what her next move is. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE.
Photo by Darin Back.
stacy k and dave mehling in mr dr
Stacy K and Dave Mehling have their first show Friday, October 2nd playing under the name MR DR (mister doctor). Catch them live at Day Block Brewing in Minneapolis at 1105 Washington Ave, show starts at 9pm, $5 with Cool Pollution and Human Kindness.
gearing up for the show this saturday!
Be sure to catch Stacy K at Whole Foods Market Hennepin Block Party Sat Sept 26 at 4:30pm. The Fontanelles are playing with Stacy K for this all ages show. See you there!
CATCH STACY K SINGING BACKUP FOR THE FONTANELLES CD RELEASE AT ICEHOUSE SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2015. SHOW STARTS AT 10PM. 21 PLUS.
HERE'S A LIVE VIDEO SHE SANG BACKUP FOR RECORDED AT THE HIDEAWAY IN MPLS:
NEXT SHOW! HENNEPIN BLOCK PARTY! SEPT 26TH
4:30PM | FIRST AVE & 2ND STREET NORTH | ALL AGES
Twin cities media: STACY K OPENS THE DOORS TO 'HOTEL COLFAX'
"To kick off the release of her new EP ‘Hotel Colfax‘, Minneapolis based singer-songwriter Stacy K performed a very intimate set at The Icehouse on Tuesday evening. 89.3 The Current claimed her as one of the “Best new acts to keep an eye on”. This couldn’t be more true. One look around the room and the faces of those in attendance really said it all. The set was incredibly captivating and tracks from the new EP were deeply rich. Stacy K was joined on stage with her backing band, the Fontanelles, who delivered with superior quality." -DAVID RUBENE
THE LOCAL CURRENT BLOG: NEW RELEASES
"One moment Stacy K is grunged out and another she’s sullen within a world of fuzzed-out electronics that drone along with her guitar. She’s dynamic, to say the least. From her intimate “Live in Room” videos on her YouTube to her “Stubborn Man” video—which Andrea Swenson included in last week’s Friday Five—Stacy K seems to be at home with a band or not." -THE CURRENT STAFF
"Her writing is catchy enough for pop sensationalism while raw, witty and poetic enough to derive a pastoral Joni Mitchell vibe—begging to instigate an onslaught of nostalgic memories for anyone who has the pleasure of listening." -Alaina Oehrlein
THE LOCAL CURRENT BLOG: FRIDay five
Stacy K's video "Stubborn Man" was showcased on The Local Current Blog "Friday Five" which showcases weekly the top five new videos from the Minneapolis music scene.
"There is something entrancing about Stacy K, who layers her voice over itself on this sparse track to create a sound that is both vulnerable and mesmerizing." -ANDREA SWENSSON
ep release at icehouse mpls
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
Stacy K's Official Music Video of "Stubborn Man" off of the Hotel Colfax EP.
Director: Stephanie Braun
Director of Photography: Joseph Hendrickson
Video Editor: Marc Wiltshire
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
Stacy K's Official Music Video of "Your Room" off of the Hotel Colfax EP.
video of single "Stubborn Man" to be released summer 2015!
Check out some screen shots of the video below!
Stylist | Director: Stephanie Marie Victoria Braun
Director of Photography: Joseph Hendrickson
Live Photos | the hexagon, mpls | May 16, 2015
MORE SPRING SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
March 9th: 7th Street Entry | MPLS, MN
March 12th: The Nicollet | MPLS, MN
March 17th: Lone Oak Grill | Eagan, MN
March 23rd: Honey | MPLS, MN
April 22nd: The Nicollet | MPLS, MN
May 16th: The Hexagon Bar | MPLS, MN
May 29th: The Grand | New Ulm, MN
June 7th: The Aster Cafe | MPLS, MN
2011 Single is now available on itunes
rift Magazine posts stacy k song
Minneapolis Rift Magazine posts one of Stacy K's songs on their site from her "Live In Room" weekly series found on YouTube.
Tiny Desk Concerts: the Minnesota mix
January 26, 2015. A scan of YouTube finds a number of Minnesota-made entrants, along with plenty of banjos, guitars, cityscapes, countryscapes, snow banks, frozen lakes, house pets, beer and good songs. And the winners are... [part of a list] Stacy K | "Stay" -Jim Walsh.
Stacy K plays bass in side project: Mr dr
Book Notes from Nicole Helget's "Stillwater"
February 24, 2014. [In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.
Stacy K "Nobody Knows" from Swarming with Frenzy, Swirling with Delight
This one's for Angel, a beautiful, mysterious woman, who survived her mother's repeated attempts to poison her and who, in her most vulnerable moments, is mystically capable of communicating with her twin, Clement. Despite being abandoned and abused, she grows up to be strong, if cold and mostly alone. I like the feel, sound, and lyrics of Stacy K's song. "She went walking through the midnight air…going where nobody knows, no one knows."
October 7, 2013 | Sofar Sounds, MPLS
"Stacy’s been around the Minneapolis scene in other bands and finally decided to do her own thing - which may have been her best decision yet. Her vocals are spot on in pitch and style, and the whole show was honestly just fun to see and listen to."