Kay Miracle is a Singer/ Songwriter touring as a soloist or in her duos "Ghost Town Ramblers" with Lou Kaplan, and "Kay & The Miracle Cure" with guest artists. She has over 200 original songs and performs around the Central New York area as well as Nationwide at various songwriter festivals. Kay also writes customized songs for advertising, weddings and special events as well as studio work for voice overs and recordings.
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What to Expect
Kay Miracle is an Americana artist with deep roots planted in Country, Folk, Bluegrass and Rock. She has toured the world both Nationally and abroad with USO military tours and songwriter festivals and events as both a soloist or with her duo's "Kay & The Miracle Cure" and the "Ghost Town Ramblers". When attending one of Kay's shows you will discover a creative mix of humor and heartbreak with a little bit of "attitude" mixed in. Be it playing clubs around the Central New York area or opening for National acts, Kay always delivers her unique original brand of music with an honest roots sound that will have you tapping your toes and singing the song's hook the minute she delivers it. Her performances have been described as "heartfelt" and "energetic" with a lot of laughter mixed in. Kay's following is a "community" built on "raw, organic, roots style of music" in which their stories are told in the form of a song. No show is ever the same and she keeps her set lists fresh with a wide assortment of "life's musings" with a melody.
With over 200 original songs in her portfolio, Kay is constantly in the recording studio as a soloist or one of her duos. She currently has released two recordings and the first "Ghost Town Rambler" CD will be out in the Spring of 2018. Her CDs have been played on the independent stations such as "Woman of Substance", TeXchromosome Dewberry Radio", "Last Honky Tonk songwriter series", "Lady Lake Productions" and "The Rebel" out of Syracuse, NY. Besides singing Kay uses her writing skills to customize songs for charities, weddings, special occasions and marketing. Kay's voice can be heard on the radio for marketing campaigns and advertisements for various businesses in the Syracuse NY area.
Americana Singer/ Songwriter KAY MIRACLE was raised in Arizona but truly began her musical journey at the age of 12 after moving to Washington State. At the knee of her grandfather and mentor Claude Wood, an upright bass player who once performed across the northwest with a Dixieland country swing band, and toured with such notable artists as Hank Williams and Doris Day, Kay listened and learned and fell in love with the old time songs playing from Grandpa’s recordings. Seeing Kay as a “chip off of the old block”, Claude bought her a Bass, and acoustic guitar on which she learned to play her first song “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, while listening to Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris.
As a teen, Kay and her little sister Kim performed as the “Miracle Sisters” traveling the west coast state fairs, talent contests and local TV shows. Kay competed in the Miss Washington Pageant and walked away with the “Best Talent” award along with a college music scholarship for an original composition that she wrote and performed.
While attending college, Kay played in local rock, country, folk and bluegrass bands around the Washington music scene while building a large portfolio of original material. Ready to take on the world, she auditioned and was selected to tour overseas with the PACAF (Pacific Air Force) and USO military tours, entertaining troops stationed in the Far East and other points across the globe for 7 years. While in Japan, Kay met and joined a Syracuse based band and eventually made her home in Central New York. It was here that her musical roots, experience, and love of performing captured the attention of like-minded musicians and the band Reckless Drivin’ was formed.
As the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and founder for the alternative country band Reckless Drivin’, Kay was able to blend her influences into a unique sound and new direction. Over a span of 6 years the band took home a total of 5 SAMMY’s (awards honoring Syracuse’s local artists) in which Kay won 2 as “Best Country Vocalist”. The band released two CD’s, appeared on main stages at various regional music festivals, and was voted by the Syracuse New Times readers to represent the local music scene at the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto Canada. Reckless Drivin’ made “No Depression” magazine’s “Ultimate New Band List” and opened for national artists such as Brad Paisley, Paulette Carlson, Mark Collie, Rick Trevino, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kevin Sharp, Steel Magnolias, The Remingtons, Great Plains, Western Flyer, Louise Mandrell, the Canyon River Bluff Band, Sons of the Desert, Burnin' Daylight, and Doug Stone. After a long successful run of 15 years the band members decided to take a break to pursue their own individual dreams.
Kay now performs as a solo artist as well as the founder and lead singer for two original Americana bands. In 2013 under the former name of “Kay & The Kavemen”, she released her debut recording “Tracks From Memphis” through Cayuga College Records. Later the name was changed to “Kay & the Miracle Cure”, a “Folk Roots” group with Sara Procopio on Viola and special guest appearances by local artists. Wanting to give back to her community through music, she started the “American Roots Historical Songwriter Series” in which “Kay & The Miracle Cure” would host a showcase at various historical landmarks and museums featuring local songwriters. Kay also joined forces with Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist Lou Kaplan in the Outlaw Country band “Ghost Town Ramblers”. While sharing a stage at a local songwriter showcase, it was evident that they were a perfect fit musically. Lou’s portfolio includes touring with national act “Savoy Brown” for many years and later forming the widely acknowledged Southern Rock band “Mad Jack”. Wanting to pursue “all things original” Lou and Kay merged their songs and headed to the studio to work with Mick Walker on their first CD to be released in 2018.
Kay showcases her original songs at the “Not so SXSW” venues in Austin, Texas with the “TeXchromosome Women with Texas Spirit” showcases and internet radio. She has been featured on Brigitte London’s Highway Woman radio shows, and toured with her “Last Honky Tonk Train” songwriter series throughout the East coast and into the Southern States of Louisiana and Texas. “Kay & the Miracle Cure” released their first CD “Buck Naked Demos” which has received national airplay on “Women of Substance Radio”, “Lady Lake Productions”, “Song Trader”, “Song Ladder”, and was selected for the “Independent Music Awards”.
Both “Kay & the Miracle Cure” and “Ghost Town Ramblers” has appeared at the “Native American Stage of Nations” at the Blue Rain Ecofest in Hanover Square, Syracuse New York, the “American Roots Historical Songwriter Series”, along with various festivals, and television shows. Both bands continue to record Kay’s extensive portfolio of music and with the addition of Lou Kaplan’s originals, the “Ghost Town Ramblers” are constantly in the studio working with musician and engineer, Mick Walker. You can hear the latest recordings at (link hidden), with links to both bands on their perspective Facebook pages, Reverbnation, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
Outside of playing clubs or on the road touring, Kay volunteers her time with disabled students in an after school music program, as well as performing and writing songs of awareness at various Relay for Life ceremonies for the American Cancer Society. She supports our veterans through various concerts at different military “non for profit” organizations such as “Wounded Warriors” and the “Syracuse Patriot Guard” along with entertaining throughout the US and as far as Hilo, Hawaii at VA hospitals, and VFW/ American Legion facilities.
With guitar in hand, Kay continues to live her dream and is prepared for her next musical adventure as a writer and musician. Her “musical musings” have captured the essence of her life experiences in song, in which she takes her audiences with her to the very roots of American music. As a performer, Kay’s infectious energy, powerful vocals, and her ability to make every song deeply personal to the listener, sets her apart from other songwriters.
Influences & Inspiration
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Hank Williams, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Pretenders, Emmylou Harris, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, Wanda Jackson, Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Byrds, Kim Richey, Ray Wyley Hubbard, Kasey Chambers, The Jayhawks, Ryan Adams, Margo Price, Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Todd Snider, James McMurtry, Old 97s, Allison Moorer, Levon Helm, Hayes Carll.
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