Lori Kats
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Lori Kats

Eugene, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Eugene, Oregon, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter

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May
03
Lori Kats @ The Woodpecker's Muse, 372 W. Broadway

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Jul
31
Lori Kats @ Saginaw Vineyards

Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA

Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA

Jul
13
Lori Kats @ Hideaway Bakery, 3377 E. Amazon, Eugene (behind Mazzi's Pizza)

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Lori has put together an outstanding CD of well written songs that are skillfully and thoughtfully produced and arranged. The fine instrumentation adds a brilliance that does not distract from the gentle heart touching lyrics and passion that comes from the core of this singer-songwriter. She not once falls into the easy trappings of overproduction and lets every word reach out and grab you. The CD is filled with harmonies that will warm your soul. From The Inside is a delightful CD. - Jay Howlett


Left Turn Only has truly been a great addition to our Concert Series! Lori Kats and Mel Stark not only connect with their audience with their personable and friendly manner, but their voices combine to produce a wonderful and melodic sound not unlike a fine wine. A smooth, round tone enhanced by subtle characteristics of each performer that results in vibrant and exciting music. We look forward to their next appearance! - Jean Stover


"Left Turn Only has always provided amazing entertainment at our wine bar. The crowd responds in equal measure to the quality of their performance, the excellence of their original songs and has captivated the audience with their beautiful voices. This is one local group to keep an eye on. We look forward to having them back in the future." - Brie Malarkey


Discography

To Fly - 2002
From The Inside - 2010

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Bio

Lori currently resides in Eugene, Oregon but was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii by two very artistic parents. As a child, music surrounded Lori – classical, rock, folk, slack key were all part of her home environment. She took ukulele lessons at a very young age, then went on to study piano. She picked up guitar later in life and started writing songs after attending a workshop on inspiring creativity. Since then, Lori has continued to focus on honing her craft and following the beautiful mysteries of songwriting.

Lori’s sophomore album, From The Inside, reflects the many facets of her life: from relationships, to life on the road, to discovering her true passions in life. It also proves that the nine years since her last album gave Lori fertile ground for “looking inside and writing new songs. Jay Howlett of Blah, Blah, Woof, Woof Music and Media had this to say about From the Inside:

“Lori Kats has put together an outstanding CD of well written songs that are skillfully and thoughtfully produced and arranged. The fine instrumentation adds a brilliance that does not distract from the gentle heart-touching lyrics and passion that comes from the core of this singer-songwriter. She not once falls into the easy trappings of overproduction and lets every word reach out and grab you. The CD is filled with harmonies that will warm your soul. From The Inside is a delightful CD.”  

Lori also performs as part of the popular duo, Left Turn Only. They play a variety of venues up and down the I-5 corridor in Oregon, from Portland to Ashland, and have been known to perform as far south as San Diego, California. Their wide-ranging music includes haunting ballads, touching love songs, and upbeat, guitar-driven numbers. The duo are told again and again that their harmonies are what really pull people in, touching the center of a listener’s heart.

As a child, I loved music. Id listen to my albums over and over, acting out the guitar solos and singing all the parts. For most of my life, the guitar has helped me release the feelings and music locked inside. I never thought I'd be a songwriter, but here I am, writing songs and loving it!”

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