Kandia Crazy Horse – Stampede

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Kandia Crazy Horse – Stampede
Bluebilly Records – BBL-000-001
With few exceptions, country music and Americana are not known as a providence often trod by African-American musicians and artists. Kandia Crazy Horse is on her way to changing that perception with this wondrous debut. To avoid becoming a Nashville stereotype, the first throaty and fervent strains of “California” actually bring the country side of Janis Joplin to mind. “Congo Square” has a toe-tapping hooky quality with a soulful power to the vocal work. “Gunfight At The Golden Corral” smacks of old time two-stepping honky tonk, complete with home-spun humorous lyrics. The aptly titled “Americana” is a minimalist acoustic track where Kandia further displays the vibrance and controlled emotion of her wonderful voice. If this CD seemed gimmicky, that would be one thing, but it is anything but. This is music created by a lady with a very high level of…

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The Filtered Excellence [ Interrobang!?] | 11.28.2013

Crisp production, outstanding musicianship and Kandia’s countrified soul chops makes Stampede a sound late entry for one of the year’s best albums.


Resident Media Pundit | 09.29.2013

“As far as Americana goes, this writer is always looking for something new to love and adore. So when the latest song from relative unknown Kandia Crazy Horse slid its way into the inbox, this guy was pretty excited. Then the song played and hot damn, this is a name to keep an eye on. Equal parts Southern gospel, soul, blues and Americana, “California” is an enveloping, intoxicating and arresting array of first-rate songwriting, effortless vocals and some of the best five minutes of Americana this writer has heard this year from someone not named Isbell or Fulks.”

Bold As Love | March 9, 2013

An award-winning rock journalist unveils her engaging vocal ability. Who knew?