credit: Sara Strick
Kathryn Legendre drives around Austin, with a GOD BLESS MERLE HAGGARD sticker on the bumper. You know, kind of like the "God Bless Johnny Cash" stickers, but her own take on it – custom. Her folks will tell you she's always gone against the mainstream. That encompasses Legendre's whole outlook on songwriting and, well, life.
Legendre thrives when she feels there's something missing. Therefore, she followed up her 2013 debut album Old Soul, and Summer 2014 single, "Have You Forgotten Me?" with the release of a new EP, Don't Give A Damn (released February 26, 2016).
Reflecting on this newest tome of music, Legendre said that she took some risks with the EP, whether it was in lyrical content or trying to please certain audiences. “In the end, I went with honesty, and I don't give a damn if anyone likes it or not."
If you want a slice of what this city’s young country music scene is like, Legendre is a good place to start. Her tastes are rooted in traditional country and folk music, yet are progressive in both form and substance.” – Matt Alpert, Wide Open Country
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