Kathryn Williams Morski
Kathryn has been blessed with music her entire life. Living with a father who taught piano and voice, a mother who sang along with songs she knew on the radio, and singing harmonies with her two sisters and her brother, she was surrounded by music as a kid. She began piano lessons at age five and sang in church choirs. In high school she officially studied cello, but at home she picked up her sister's steel string guitar and started the path to being an idiosyncratic fingerstyle guitarist. Eventually her twisted way led through being bass player in a bluegrass band, singing in the chorus of the Detroit Opera Theater's Escanaba production of La Traviata, and Northern Tapestry, consisting of Kathryn, Cathy Wilson, and Vicki Soderberg, all of Escanaba at the time.
Writing songs fulfills the literary part of Kathryn's soul, the part that loves to play with words in any form, from verbal puns and good conversation through writing for magazines, newspapers, publicity functions, plays, poems, and stories.
Day jobs have included being a waitress, grain inventory clerk, secretary for a log home company, real estate closing person, reporter, and more. Kathryn has also been Chair of the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority, a Girl Scout leader, 5th grade boys' basketball coach, treasurer for a food buying club, and president of Delta Folks.
Currently Kathryn is Public Relations Coordinator for the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba. This incredible facility has a climate-controlled Gallery, a large Studio, a Pottery Studio with six wheels and two kilns, and a professional-quality theater. What it lacks, as do all quasi-public facilities now, is funding. Feed your arts center!
If you have any questions for Kathryn or just want to chat, drop her a line at email@example.com or look for one of her Blog posts (they are there, really!). She's open to dialogue!
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This piece is part of a tryptic by Kathryn that got accepted to the Photo(GEO)graphy exhibit at the Bonifas Arts Center.
'SKI is still planning our summer 2010. If you know a library where 'SKI should play for the Summer Reading Program, e-mail us and let us know!
Keep your eye open for a remastered version of 'Ski - Live at the Jo. Same great music, different sound!
'Ski is currently recording our new CD "Resisting Rhyme"
E-mail us with suggestions for what songs to put on it.
In our 'Ski-D players:
Anything by Bonnie Raitt
MC Chris is Dead - MC Chris
Black Gives Way to Blue - Alice in Chains
Shine - Bond
The Three Musketeers (1995) OST