Hi Friends near and far when you are done browsing please head over to http://myspace.com and leave me a comment or a personal message about your thoughts n feelings,request my band The EZY RYDERS to play Festivals and shows in your neck of the woods! If you have a song you would like to collaborate on or that would be great for our next cd please send to firstname.lastname@example.org (I will consider all...cuz there could be a gem out there...cuz computer people and myspacers are a pack of talented bunch of friends!
Speaking of "talented bunch o' friends my myspace logo was designed by...very well known Commercial photographer CHUCKARELEI in SEATTLE and MARK B a well known artist whose satisfied art clients include: John Kay & Steppenwolf Goldy McJohn Jim Dandy & Black Oak Arkansas Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown Buddy Miles & the Bluesberries Peter Kaukonen Danny Johnson Drivin' Rain Rocky Athas Tommy Bolin Festival Classic Rock Revisited (BIG TYME KUDOS to the both of them for creating my new KKR logo design)
Also on that site you can check out the slide show of our band KK RYDER & EZY RYDER and see us performing on YOUTUBE, and show em some luv and make em your friends (my first friend plays some whoop'ass guitar in our live show RANDY SHEMWELL-make him your friend and click on the band link to and give us a shout out and befriend us too!
Soon You can download some of our original songs and a few others on both sites!
Allow me to introduce myself,n get ready cuz I'm a writer and have been keeping an on-going journal of my life for 20 years! My nick name "the Rebel Princess" since 1992 came out of a song that I had written for my "muse" after coming out of the BLUE MOON CAFE in Federal Way Washington early in the morning. I was wearing a leather jacket, jet black hair my stage boots from the night before and my cleanest dirty jeans and a "drunk outside" slurred "THERE GOES PRINCESS REBEL" I thought to myself huh...princess rebel and went home and wrote the Rock n Roll song REBEL PRINCESS which also became my ASCAP PUBLISHING CO. and is now also my dogs name who you will see in my photos...TRIX FOR TREATZ to follow on youtube...right Rebel?
This is who I am "I'm just a red white and blue blooded rockin' rollin' country girl" who just so happens to love to SING,TALK and ACT, I like to do silly voices and serious one's too! Meaning I am also a VOICE OVER ARTIST. You can book me thru VOICE 123! I also love comediac acting look for youtubes with me playing a couple of characters to be posted soon! kkryder.voice123.com
**** People often ask me what my Ancestry is, I was born and raised in the good ol U.S.A. I am Romanian, I am also Native American(Grandmother is full blood Cherokee loves to sing and has a giggle on her that won't quit )(Grandfather was Cheyenne and Irish) so I have the luck of the Irish on my side, I find four leaf clovers everywhere, but I don't usually keep them...I give them away with a smile so other people can have good luck too! I grew up on a small cattle farm in Plainfield Illinois and started performing on stage at 3 1/2.
When I was 16, during a family vacation to Austin Texas while visiting my Aunt,Uncle and cousin Sheila, Robert and Tyson,earlier in that day their neighbor Leon Coffee (yes the FAMOUS RODEO CLOWN) and I had gone on an awesome horseback ride in the morning...he had work to do with his horses and had just shown me how his "trick pony" sits,counts, stuff like that and something in me just went POW,BANG and POOF, my first actual song popped out that afternoon I was so inspired by LIFE that I wrote my first song "I had been thinking about some boy back home and daydreaming" under a shade tree across from a field of Texas Longhorns. I had always written poetry, but to actually have a melody pop out while writing... that was kewl" (And I have been writing songs ever since.)
After graduating High School I did a three-year stint in the U.S. Army in Germany and was the lead singer in a few "Country-Rock" bands playing the NCO Club circuit.
When I arrived back in the states I moved to the Seattle area. This is where I came alive on Stage and became a "Seattle Music family member". I have been on stage singing with such notables as Sam Andrew (Big Brother and the Holding Company)Sky Saxon, Darryl De Loach(Iron Butterfly)The Fabulous Wailers,Roger Fisher, Michael Derosier and Steve Fossen and Ben Smith (Heart) Alan White (Yes)Goldie McJohn(Steppenwolf),Randy Hansen,Leon Hendrix Mysterience,All my Ezy Ryder's,Leon(JR Christian),Monika,Jeff Kathan and Lynn Sorensen(from the Fabulous Johnson's & Paul Rodgers) ,Marino Coria, Doug Mcgrew,Aury Moore,Tim Turner,Laurie Miller,Polly O'Kerry and the Resistance,Randy Oxford,Gretchen Christopher(The Fleetwoods) Rick Spano,Donna Marie,Geoffrey Castle,Denny Mason,Marc-Alan Barnette...too many to mention! oh and lots of Harmonica cats who I pick up tips from(I'm learnin') and even Otha Major (International Beatbox Legend)(I'm not learnin' that,but I think it's kewl!)
While attending one of the NARAS Grammy Parties in Seattle I was asked if I would like to be a part of M.A.N. www.musicaidnorthwest.com We provide non-profit Concerts with top entertainment to create relief funds for Mankind. (i.e. our first show was a "Tsunami" Benefit held at the Premiere Nightclub in Seattle.)and I am proud to say... I was voted in as one of the Board members and today I also serve on two other non-profit Boards WPAF www.louiefest.com and the Jimi Hendrix Foundation (if you would like more info on any of these non-profit organizations hit me back here!
At the beginning of 2005 I began my first co-writing experience through a lyric evaluation with hit songwriter Pamela Phillips Oland www.pamoland.com I enjoyed the creative process so much that we have collaborated on two songs so far.
Upon doing a "google search" on the two words "Nashville and Write-ups" I found Marc -Alan Barnette www.marcalanbarnette.com and made my first trip to Nashville in August 2005.
No sooner than I arrived, Marc and I co-wrote two songs together and I was "hooked"(my single THAT'S STILL ME was the first co-write with Marc-Alan. With the two songs in hand and working with up-coming Artist-Songwriter Meghan Linsey, I just caught fire and fell in love with the whole creative co-writing experience and even had my first Nashville songwriting "appointment" with Bud Tower and Doak Turner www.nashvillemuse.com I also had a vocal lesson with Randi Michaels to help get me sounding more "countrified" when I sing my demos and perform on stage.
Marc-Alan Barnette hooked me up with a couple of N.S.A.I. songwriters and I am currently writing with a few of them as we speak if you live in the SEATTLE TACOMA OLYMPIA AND BEYOND AREAS IN WASHINGTON STATE I WILL BE ONE OF YOUR COORDINATORS FOR N.S.A.I.!!
I strongly believe in the saying "bloom where you are planted"and with this much "rainfall" in Washington State I am helping our songwriting community blossom by actively supporting N.S.A.I. www.nashvillesongwriters.com also by keeping my songwriting and performing chops up!I have a fantastic bunch of guys that I do shows with and you can check out our band on www.myspace.com/kkryderandezyryder
NEWS FLASH***** I TOOK A SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO NASHVILLE AND I WILL WRITE MORE SOON BUT FOR NOW HERE IS A LINK TO SOME PICTURES OF A GREAT PARTY THE REVIEW IS FOUND HERE ON MY SITE! photobucket.com
NEWS FLASH***** I WILL BE FEATURING SOME NEW ARTISTS AS WELL IN MY LIL' PUBLISHING COMPANY THAT I AM WRITING WITH!(RAMBLIN' JOE DURBIN) BEING ONE OF THEM! I HAVE A COUPLE VINYLS FROM THE 70'S OF RADIO PLAY CLASSIC COUNTRY SONGS OF HIS THAT I AM IN THE PROCESS OF REMASTERING TO CD!***FLASH*** check him out! he is one of my top friends! We are working on an interview to put on his site too! SO LOOK FOR THOSE AND AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT RAMBLIN' JOE DURBIN FROM THE STAGES OF ILLINOIS TO NASHVILLE WHERE HE WAS ASKED TO PERFORM AT THE HOUSE OF CASH IN FRONT OF JOHNNY CASH AND HIS FAMILY,HE PLAYED ON STAGE WITH LORETTA LYNN AND WAS A FEATURED GUEST ON THE WILBURN BROS. SHOW! BY THE WAY...THIS INCREDIBLE PERFORMER IS MY UNCLE JOE HE PLAYS GUITAR...AND HAS NO HANDS! STAY TUNED FOR AN ARTICLE WITH ARCHIVAL NEWS PAPER CLIPPINGS AND HIS OWN MY SPACE!
NEWS FLASH! HOP TO MY MYSPACE AND CLICK ON RAMBLIN JOE DURBIN in my TOP 24! U-ALL RRRRRRROCK! bigggg hugggz 2 u all! kk