June 6, 2011 (Graham, NC) – Katie Basden, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Durham, NC, and a new name in country music, will perform for the first annual
Dream Factory Family Fun Day in Graham, NC, on June 11, from noon to 1:20 p.m. at 104 East Elm Street behind the Colonial Hardware Store. On her song list are two songs from the new soundtrack CD for “The Mahogany Door.”
J. Mark Boliek, author of “The Mahogany Door,” a fantasy-adventure book for young readers, will be on hand to sell autographed copies of the book and to donate the proceeds to the Dream Factory of Central Carolina.
The Dream Factory is a national non-profit organization founded in 1980 that serves critically and chronically ill children ages three to 18 by granting “dreams” for them. The local chapters are run entirely by volunteers.
Basden will perform “Rear View Mirror,” a song she wrote that she allowed Boliek to use on his book’s soundtrack CD. She plays acoustic guitar and provides the vocals on the CD track.
She will also perform “Goodbyes,” a song written by Mark Boliek with Mary Alice Bell specifically for the soundtrack.
“With her charisma and big voice, Katie is a terrific young talent with a bright future ahead of her,” said Boliek, who also co-owns Split Rail Multimedia LLC in Durham with his wife, Jill. Split Rail Multimedia produced “The Mahogany Door” CD.
The Dream Factory Fun Day will go on until 4 p.m. and include three bands, inflatables for kids, a fire truck, and an information booth offering the latest efforts of the Dream Factory as well as volunteer opportunities. For more information visit www.dreamfactoryinccnc.org.
To hear Katie Basden’s performances on “The Mahogany Door” soundtrack CD, go to www.jmarkboliek.com/the-music. She also maintains an active Facebook page.
About Katie Basden:
Katie Basden grew up in Durham, NC and attends Belmont University in Nashville, TN. As a singer/songwriter, she was inspired by country music from a young age. The daughter of singer Anne Basden, Katie honed her talents during years of singing in her church and in school. She hopes to leave her mark on country music much like her favorite singer/songwriters Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, and Victoria Banks. Katie can be found on Facebook and YouTube.
About The Mahogany Door:
Published by Split Rail Books in Durham, NC, The Mahogany Door is a new fantasy-adventure book for young readers written by J. Mark Boliek as the first book in The Bruinduer Narrative trilogy. An all-original-music soundtrack CD by the same title accompanies the book when it is ordered through the author’s website www.jmarkboliek.com/cart. Songs from the CD can be downloaded at most online sources for music including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, and from the Facebook source WaTunes. For more information visit www.jmarkboliek.com.