Copenhagen Songwriter Festival


This entry is a little late, but heartbreak has been delaying this post. Insert tiny violin here to accompany my sad words :).. Copenhagen was both great and awful. So I'll start with the awful because that came first (when I arrived), followed by the great that saved the trip. The awful was that I fell in love with someone there over a year ago, and recently that had to end. I could write a comical script about my tragic love life, if you can call it that. Maybe I will someday. With the death of Dad soon after came the death of a serious relationship. I guess this is the year I will lose things I love and grow a new layer of skin for whatever is coming next. 

So I'm going through a love-sucks kind of phase. Not sure when it will end. I'm trying to find the humor in it all, which has been challenging as I feel like somebody is manually ripping my heart out of my chest right now. So that's how Copenhagen started when I arrived as I spent so much time with my former beau there..

Fortunately though, through all of this I connected with new friends (and old ones) that saved me from this personal hell. Namely - Anna Lidell (a remarkable person and songwriter I know) - here is a short clip of me singing with her duo marstal:lidel . She and Henrik (Marstal) are putting out beautiful new material. I sing on several tunes on their last EP... 

Another new face and songwriter that saved me - Andy Fite. We decided if we got married my name would change to Katy Gunn-Fite. An endless barage of giggles and joy I had talking with Andy.. Here is a link for him. I can't find some of my favorites on youtube right now, but this one is in the spirit of what makes him so wonderful. His writing and performance at the festival were top-notch and I can't wait to see him live again. And of course - Martin Krogh, whom I LOVE playing with (he is in the photo up top with me on the main stage at the festival). Martin is a bad-ass and I can't wait to play with him again. He's also  a good friend. 

The festival itself was great - there were, of course, great performances at every turn. Also - because this is one of the smaller, more intimate festivals, you connect with people more easily  - both performers and fans. Everybody feels like a friend and it's easy to talk and hangout - unlike a larger festival where you are kind of swimming through a sea of people with harder access to the artists. All in all it was a good trip.

Sometimes through our worst pain we find connections with others to open us up in order to heal - which is truly a blessing. This was the case for me in Copenhagen. 

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  • A fan.

    A fan. West

    You go, girl. I love it that you are open to ALL that life has to dish out. You own it and live through it and then look for help and healing. You are my heroine.

    You go, girl. I love it that you are open to ALL that life has to dish out. You own it and live through it and then look for help and healing. You are my heroine.

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