Kala Farnham a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter hailing from the Quiet Corner of CT. Kala's signature songwriting has been described as a reinvention of the folk tradition made popular by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez: she has been praised for her classical undertones and playful dose Broadway theatricality onstage, and a lyricism that springs to life with creative storytelling, cultural references, and rich metaphor. Her first full-length studio album, "Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart", was nominated for "Best Americana Album" in RI's Motif Music Awards alongside a nomination for "Best Female Americana Vocalist". In 2015, she was selected to be an Official Showcase Artist in Folk Alliance International's SERFA Music Conference. October 2016 marked the release of her 2nd studio album, "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are" as well as another Motif nomination for Best Americana Album. Kala is an alumni of the 2017 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and the winner of the 2017 Rhode Island Songwriters Association Performing Songwriter Contest.
Kala Farnham: Lyrical Letters (2017)
Kala Farnham offers beauteous sophomore album Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are (2016)
Kala Farnham, Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart (2014)
Roots Report: Don't Let These Shows Pass You By (2014)
Kala Farnham Off to Promising Start with Debut CD Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart (2014)
The Best of 2010 (2011)
Three for 2010 - Chieftains, Farnham & Beck (2010)
Farnham's Take on Solo Artistry (2009)
2014 Motif Music Awards Finalist -"Best Americana Vocalist (Female)"
2015 Motif Music Awards Finalist -"Best Americana Vocalist (Female)" and "Best Americana Album"
2015 Official Showcase Artist - SERFA Music Conference
2017 Motif Music Awards Finalist "Best Americana Album"
2017 Johnny Mercers Songwriters Project alumni
2017 Winner of the RISA Performing Songwriting Competition
"Kala Farnham’s second album Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are offers bold musical accomplishments and one of New England’s best voices in one of this year’s best written and best recorded works."
- Bill Copeland Music News (read the whole review here)
"Kala is a performer not to be missed. The delicate beauty of her vocals and piano playing will leave a lasting impression."
- Theresa MacNaughton, Hartford Stage
"Her voice gave me chills. It stopped every conversation at the bar."
- Jessica Kendall Hauk, Motif Magazine
"This is what happens when a truly gifted musician invests a lifetime perfecting her skills but somehow maintains the spontaneity of a young and curious poet. It is rare to find both paths intertwining so comfortably together..."
- Don Tassone, The Mediator Stage, Providence RI
"Kala Farnham's show at our coffeehouse tonight blew everyone away. That young woman has so much talent it's shocking. The beautiful melodies, complex arrangements with classical and Broadway chops mixed every now and then with Billy Joel, the complete confidence and utter humility..."
- Stephen Holloway, Harbor Church Common Ground Coffeehouse, Block Island
"Just a note to thank you for the beautiful music and superb audience engagement last Friday for the "67 Park Place" Performance Series. Your melodies, lyrics, poetic references, and voice set in the gallery made for a truly unforgettable and artful evening. Your performance provided the best possible example of how work scaled for chamber presentation can have powerful impact..lovely!"
- Mary, Samaritans of RI
"Kala Farnham shows that she is an ever-growing, ever-engaging, and ever-imaginative artist who continuously stretches the boundaries of genre with honesty, musical grace, and superb song-writing skills. By doing so, she gives us songs that start as a change inside of her, but change us too - And this is what great music is all about."
"Your CD was the highlight of my post-SERFA listening experience. I love your composition and melodic sense and your voice is exquisite."
- Jim, Billboard Top 10 songwriter
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