Music, singing, is such a part of my very fabric that I continue to adjust to life since losing my voice, the voice I’d always known, in 2014. I’ve only sung publicly once since then and it was pretty rough (summer 2018 big band concert); yet I had such a wonderful time, I’ve spent the past year since that performance rethinking my voice; meaning, I’ve had to accept that what’s left of my voice doesn’t have to mean the end of singing, it just means I have to learn to sing with the voice and limited air control that I have now; its a different sound.
Singing isn’t just about pitch and tricks; its about honesty of sound, the conveyance of life, emotion, love and pain, sass and rebellion, protest and unity; its expression, a channeling. That said, I do miss the range and capacity I had with my voice.
And, looks like I’ll have the opportunity to try out this lower, raspy voice with a new attitude about it this summer. The Frank Bregar Orchestra, the big band I’ve been lucky enough to sing with over the past eight years, has been requested back for the Fruita, Colorado, Thursday Night Concert Series summer 2019! Still kickin’ it! I’m going to be ready this time. Lower ranges, less power, but hey, its the blues!
Singing with the Big Band July 2019
- Thursday July 18, 2019
- Fruita, Colorado, Thursday night downtown concert series
- Frank Bregar Orchestra (11-piece Big Band; click below to hear the band; they’re wonderful!)
Frank Bregar Orchestra / Big Band Song clips (We recorded these songs at Aspen Leaf Studio, Grand Junction, Colorado 2012)
2007 The Blue Side of Jazz: Krystyn Hartman with Gary Smith & Paul Schneider
Recorded in Grand Junction, Colorado. Gary Smith producer.
For All We Know
Stormy Monday Blues
When I Look In Your Eyes
God Bless The Child
The Blue Side of Jazz
Fine & Mellow
1998-1999 Krystyn sings vintage ballads with Ian Bernard
Recorded in Santa Ynez, California. Ian Bernard producer.
Good Morning Heartache
Love For Sale
For All We Know
1985-1986 Krystyn Vaughn sings Country
For backstory on this stage of my life, see post dated 12/25/18 “Wow. Found online $1. Krystyn Vaughn sings Country Blues. My 1985 debut single.”
Slow Dance, demo recorded Dallas, Texas
Love Comes Better, planned second single release recorded Hendersonville, Tennessee
Country Blues, debut single recorded Hendersonville, Tennessee
1981 First pro demo: Krystyn Vaughn sings jazz standards with Fred Crane
Recorded in Dallas, Texas
Cry Me A River
No More Blues