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Detroit singer Kathy Kosins is one of the USA’s hidden treasures of the music scene and „the real deal“! Born and raised during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was (now president of Blue Note Records), which led her to become one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for Carrere (Sony), Quality Records and toured with Was/Not Was.
With her latest solo album „Uncovered Soul“ (Must-Have Jazz/Membran, June 2016), where the ASCAP awarded composer & lyricist teams up with Kamau Kenyatta, the stellar long time producer of Gregory Porter, she will re-unite with her soulful and groove skills. A contrast to her previously released and highly acclaimed album „To the Ladies Of Cool“, "Uncovered Soul" follows in the footsteps of Kamau Kenyatta’s production of Gregory Porter’s Grammy nominated CD “Water,” his associate production of Gregory Porter's “Be Good" CD, and the Grammy nominated track "Real Good Hands" from the Grammy award winning "Liquid Spirit" CD. “Uncovered Soul” is based on a sonic worldview shaped by the interpersonal and musical landscape of Detroit in the late 60s and 70s. “Uncovered Soul” however, is not merely an urban reality: It is also the common thread that binds the relevancy of the words and music of Curtis Mayfield, Gene McDaniels, Bill Withers,The Neville Brothers, Amos Lee and Burt Bacharach to the present. Three original compositions were added to “Uncovered Soul” to provide a contemporary point of view. It is my hope that the beauty and accessibility of the arrangements and the vocal and musical performances transmit this feeling to listeners globally". ~Kamau Kenyatta~
During her live performances Kathy Kosins wows audiences with her unique warm, smokey, soulful voice and an impeccable elegant flawless pharsing and a deep-rooted passion for the story that seems to got lost in the current music scene. She will be mostly touring her album „Uncovered Soul“ including her very own interpretations of songs like “People Get Ready” (Mayfield), “Compared To What” (McDaniels), or “Grandma’s Hands” (Withers) combined with original material and some straight ahead jazz.