Kay Miracle began her singer/ songwriter journey at the knee of her grandfather Claude Wood, who played upright bass with such notable artists as Hank Williams and Doris Day. Seeing Kay as a “chip off of the old block”, Claude bought her an acoustic guitar on which Kay and her little sister Kim performed as the “Miracle Sisters,” traveling state fairs, talent contests and local TV shows around the West coast. Kay competed and won the Miss Washington Pageant in which she walked away with the “Best Talent” award along with a college music scholarship for an original composition that she wrote and performed.
While attending college in Washington State, Kay played in local country rock, folk roots and bluegrass bands while building a large portfolio of original material. Ready to take on the world, she was selected to tour overseas with the Pacific Air Force and USO military tours, entertaining troops stationed in the Far East and other points across the globe for 7 years. While in Japan, Kay met and joined a Syracuse, NY-based band and eventually made her home in central New York state.
As the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the alternative country band “Reckless Drivin’ ” she took home a total of 5 SAMMY’s (awards honoring Syracuse’s local artists): 2 awarded to Kay personally as “Best Country Vocalist.” Today, Kay performs as a solo artist while showcasing her original songs with her Americana Duo / Bands “Kay & the Miracle Cure” and the “Ghost Town Ramblers.”
She has released 2 CDs, which have aired on “Woman of Substance” Radio, “TeXchromosome” Radio and its affiliates, “Highway Woman” with Brigitte London, Reverbnation, Song Ladder, Lady Lake Productions and the Rebel 105.9 Soundcheck.
Kay showcases her original tunes regularly at the “TeXchromosome” music series during SXSW in Austin, Texas, on “Last Honky Tonk” songwriter tours from Nashville to Louisiana, the “Stage of Nations Blue Rain EcoFest” as a Native American artist, the Tucson Folk Festival, and the Tumbleweed Music Festival in her home state of Washington.
Kay took 2nd place for her Americana song “8 Ball” in the SAW international songwriter contest in Washington, D.C. She volunteers her musical talent working with disabled students, in Veterans programs, and has written and performed original tunes for the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” ceremonies. Recently, Kay completed her certification as a Creative facilitator to use her songwriting to help heal trauma. She has founded her program called “Blood to Ink” to work with Veterans through songwriting, and also assisting teens and seniors with finding their authentic voice by telling their unique story through song.
She is the founder of The Americana Historical Songwriter series, in which old roots meet new in when a historical landmark or museum is paired with a local songwriter.
Kay’s “musical musings” have captured her view of American life as a song, delivered to her audience with driving guitar, roots laden vocals and a strong sense of knowing the power of a good lyrical hook. With a portfolio of over 200 original songs, she is constantly recording as “Kay & The Miracle Cure” and released her first solo CD “Buck Naked Demos”. Joining forces with singer songwriter Lou Kaplan, the Americana Roots duo “Ghost Town Ramblers” was formed, releasing a self titled CD in 2018, and a follow up CD titled “Outlaw Highway” in 2020.
Kay is currently recording original songs from the road in studios in both New York and Washington states, and plans to collaborate with community programs to release songs of healing.
You can find Kay Miracle on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation, YouTube, and Song Trader. Information on her songwriting workshops for healing can be found at the Liverpool Art Center in Liverpool NY as well as on Kay’s website at www.kaymiracle.com.