The Simple Things

by The Simple Things

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    10-song CD features 6-panel digipak with original illustrations by Zach Clark.

    Includes a selection of tea to brew while you listen to the songs.
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Music Street Journal describes the album as ""between jazz, soul, and moody modern progressive rock."
Kaitlin McGaw (vocals), Michael Gallant (keys), and Raymond Ruiz (bass) arranged and performed these ten songs, looking to the space between the notes to tell the story as much as the song itself. Featuring minimalist arrangements of bass and piano with powerful female vocals, "The Simple Things" was produced by the trio, with vocal production by Raz Kennedy (Metallica, Counting Crows, Los Tigres del Norte), engineering by Scott McDowell (Birds & Batteries), and mastering by Michael Romanowski (The Lovemakers, Jacqui Naylor).


released October 23, 2008

Vocals - Kaitlin McGaw
Bass - Raymond Ruiz
Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ, Melodica - Michael Gallant
Vocal Production - Raz Kennedy
Engineering/Mixing - Scott McDowell
Mastering - Michael Romanowski
Package Design and Illustration - Zach Clark
Songs composed by Kaitlin McGaw & Raymond Ruiz. "Gone, Gone" composed by Kaitlin McGaw, Raymond Ruiz, and Michael Gallant.



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Kaitlin McGaw Oakland, California

Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, Pop, Children's music; stalwart fans of these genres would have trouble finding much crossover between them, but Oakland based singer songwriter Kaitlin McGaw writes and performs them all. A testament to the breadth and strength of a vocal talent being praised as nothing short of "enchanting," compare her sound to Sara Bareilles, Carole King, and Liz Phair for starters. ... more

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