Kathryn Legendre
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Kathryn Legendre

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Country Americana


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Just as sassy as Loretta Lynn, Kathryn Legendre is a singer-songwriter in Austin, Texas that is genuine and passionate about traditional country music. On a mission to keep the spirit of the old days alive, this hill country gem wears her influences on her sleeve, writing songs that are her modern take on the beloved sounds of country music past.

After releasing her debut album, Old Soul, in October 2013, Kathryn has been talked about in Lone Star Music magazine and Texas Music magazine. She was nominated for the 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year award at the 12th Annual Texas Music Awards. Adding to her accomplishments, Kathryn was selected to play the at the 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Regional Performer at the Ballad Tree. Most recently, she was Texas Music Water’s July 2014 “Musician of the Month.”

On July 29, Kathryn released her follow-up single, “Have You Forgotten Me?” which has already been reviewed by many music websites.


“There is a vintage quality to Austin singer/songwriter Kathryn Legendre’s newest cut ‘Have You Forgotten Me?’ Classic country blends with a contemporary spirit reminiscent of Emmylou Harris – a welcome throwback sound. Pedal steel and Texas-twang erect a pining testament to beaten, broken hearts that was once a staple of jukeboxes across every honky-tonk in this great land. Damn fine music to drown your sorrows by. I look forward to more.” – Baron Lane, Twang Nation

“Exhibiting the same brashness as the matriarch of country music, Austin singer/songwriter Kathryn Legendre recalls Kitty Wells with a Texas drawl on her latest single, ‘Have You Forgotten Me?’ Steadfastly beholden to traditional country music, Legendre eschews the trappings of current industry norms, creating an honest hill country waltz.” – bucketfullofnails.com

“Kathryn Legendre is truly an old soul. The Austin, Texas native’s debut album, ‘Old Soul’, clearly shows her roots in 10 original songs. Her traditional sensibilities and classic vocal style really set her apart and make her one to watch in Americana circles, her sass and storytelling abilities key characteristics that make her particularly impressive.” – Vickye Fisher, For The Country Record

“Kathryn is an amazing vocalist. Fortunately for us all, Kathryn wears her influences on her sleeve, easily, and our musical palettes are better for it. While her roots run deep, she’s undoubtedly her own woman on her own journey.” – Mike, Thumbin’ Radio

“Have You Forgotten Me? is a beautiful slice of classic country, with Legendre’s aching voice packing an emotional wallop as she contemplates on lost love and the difficulties of forgetting. Legendre’s voice is a smoother mixture of Elizabeth Cook‘s nasally twang and Emmylou Harris’ soulful wail. When Legendre sings, it’s not an empty lyric but a fulfillment of the vulnerable longing expressed throughout the rest of the track, the siren call of the slide guitar and waltzy shuffle of the rhythm section put into simple but frank words. It might be easy to forget that Austin’s ’70s rep was built on this kind of country, but Kathryn Legendre reminds listeners that this music never stops being relevant.” – ovrld.com

“Though still on the shy side of 30, Austin newcomer Kathryn Legendre ain’t kidding when she sings about being an “Old Soul” on the title track of her full-length debut. The song opens with her reminiscing fondly about “an AM country station that my grandpa dearly loved,” and each of the 10 tracks on Old Soul — nine of them penned by Legendre — would have fit right in alongside any of the old man’s favorites. A talented graphic designer by day, Legendre proves she’s also a natural singer, with a warm, husky drawl and pleasing hint of vibrato that fits her earnest take on classic country like a pair of brokenin boots. She’s a gifted lyricist, too, on sure footing both playing it light hearted and heartfelt.” With the standout, reverent tribute to gold-standard songwriter Guy Clark, she deftly captures the essence of the master’s gift for detail-rich imagery painted with Hemingway economy and precision.” – Richard Skanse, Lone Star Music Magazine

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