Carrie Katz

Carrie Katz

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Carrie Katz's performances are deemed polished and disarming, her voice reminiscent to Natalie Merchant, Janis Joplin and The Cranberries with her own personal take on the world; from social commentary to the human condition.

Biography

When you think of a pop song, Joe Jackson or Elvis Costello might not come to mind, but they put in just enough to be part of our pop culture. Carrie Katz has that same quality. She will find a good hook, but won't over use it, she'll write a captivating chorus, by the end of the song you want to hear it again. The style is spare, but potent. This is somebody who crafts her songs, heart on her sleave stuff. The honesty is brutal but beautiful. She knows story telling in the song form of alt-rock-pop.

Carrie Katz has been playing music for the past 10 years in and around Montreal. She started to perform in University, then played in Europe, but when she came home to Montreal her music carreer really took hold. Fronting some of Montreal's most engaging bands, with this experience she went to LA, came back and started to work in Documentry film, while continuing to be part of the Montreal music scene. Involved in Montreal contempory chior, M'Ruta Mertsi, she started the Carrie Katz Band in 1997. Two years ago while she let her band go, she got picked up by a side project, Dragosh, that got signed and distributed by Universal Canada. Last year, she set out on her own, solo indie path and has been performing in Montreal clubs building a strong and loyal following.

Lyrics

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

Written By: Carrie Katz

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

California facing west
Where the setting sun is trying to rest
I’m not alone on this long journey
And I’m travelling light
Faster than the speed of light
I know there’s time before I have to go home

‘Cause Buddha sits in the garde
I hear the traffic near by
His hands put together and
I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
And the Pumpkin Vines are creeping over everything
Well the plane was flying high
Scraping a line in the sky
It’s all so far it all seems to fade
The pain that went with missing you
And I don’t know when it changed
But the change changed my life
And I wish I could leave it all behind,
It’s one of those things that stay with you

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
It’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
So much time has passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through,
I need a warm embrace
I need to slow the pace
I need to feel the Groove life has to offer

Well I loved you once
And I loved the three way hugs
And I know why I loved Love way too much
I had my beliefs
And they were important to me
I cannot forget but now I can find some Peace
‘Cause Buddha sits in the garde
I hear the traffic near by
His hands put together and
I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
And the Pumpkin Vines are creeping over everything
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
It’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
So much time has passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through,
I need a warm embrace
I need to slow the pace
I need to feel the Groove life has to offer

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

Written By: Carrie Katz

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

California facing west
Where the setting sun is trying to rest
I’m not alone on this long journey
And I’m travelling light
Faster than the speed of light
I know there’s time before I have to go home
Chorus:
‘Cause Buddha sits in the garden
And I hear the traffic near by
His hands put together and I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
And the Pumpkin Vines are creeping over everything
Well the plane was flying high
Scraping a line in the sky
It’s all so far it all seems to fade
The pain that went with missing you
And I don’t know when it changed
But the change changed my life
And I wish I could leave it all behind,
It’s one of those things that stay with you

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
It’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
So much time has passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through,
I need a warm embrace
I need to slow the pace
I need to feel the Groove life has to offer
Well I loved you once
And I loved the three way hugs
And I know why I loved Love way too much
I had my beliefs
And they were important to me
I cannot forget but now I can find some Peace

‘Cause Buddha sits in the garden
And I hear the traffic near by
His hands put together and I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
And the Pumpkin Vines are creeping over everything
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
It’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
So much time has passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through,
I need a warm embrace
I need to slow the pace
I need to feel the Groove life has to offer

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

Written By: Carrie Katz

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

Music and Lyrics by: Carrie Katz

Immaculate Pumpkin Patch

California facing west
Where the setting sun is trying to rest
I’m not alone on this long journey
And I’m travelling light
Faster than the speed of light
I know there’s time before I have to go home

‘Cause Buddha sits in the garde
I hear the traffic near by
His hands put together and
I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
And the Pumpkin Vines are creeping over everything
Well the plane was flying high
Scraping a line in the sky
It’s all so far it all seems to fade
The pain that went with missing you
And I don’t know when it changed
But the change changed my life
And I wish I could leave it all behind,
It’s one of those things that stay with you

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
It’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
So much time has passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through,
I need a warm embrace
I need to slow the pace
I need to feel the Groove life has to offer

Well I loved you once
And I loved the three way hugs
And I know why I loved Love way too much
I had my beliefs
And they were important to me
I cannot forget but now I can find some Peace
‘Cause Buddha sits in the garde
I hear the traffic near by
His hands put together and
I think He’s going to cry
The Orange Tree is still green
And the Pumpkin Vines are creeping over everything
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
It’s been years since I’ve been by
Oh me oh my, oh me oh my,
So much time has passed me by
I need my solitude, I need gratitude
I need all of these things to get me through,
I need a warm embrace
I need to slow the pace
I need to feel the Groove life has to offer


Discography

Out There Land, Indie 5 Song EP,1997
Omen, Don Carlos and Friends, Full Length1997
Bent Stillness, Full Length1998
Carrie Katz, Shekinah Records, Full Length 2001
Where You Dream, Tox Records, Dep and Universal Canada, 1004
Immacualte Pumkin Patch on, on line radio, Best OF Canada
Cloudy Day, played in over 20 countries