Mainer to release CD

Posted June 14, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.

BREWER — Orrington native Kristyn Murphy will return to her home state to celebrate the release of her new CD, “Barefoot Soprano,” during a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Next Generation Theatre, Center Street.

The album was produced independently and funded by sponsors from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia through a fundraiser website, IndiGoGo. The project, which has been guided by industry professionals from Maine and New York, is garnering anticipation and wide recognition.

“She is equally at home singing an Irish ballad, a religious aria, a Broadway power ballad, or a 1940s radio song,” said Steven Olivo of New Jersey about Murphy’s singing.

“We recorded portions of the CD here in Maine during summer and winter breaks, locally at My Thrill Studios in Winterport,” said Murphy, “I feel Maine has a lot to offer artistically, so it was nice to be able to record some of the CD here.” Maine natives violinist Nate Lesser and cellist John Frankland, both studying music out of state, also are featured

on the album, as well as New York-based musicians Mike Copps, Amanda Pitcher, Dan Bouza and Jay Sager.

Murphy, a graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, is studying music business in New York. She said she hopes someday to return to her home state to work with some of Maine’s talented young musicians.

“Barefoot Soprano” will be available for purchase worldwide from download sites such as iTunes and Amazon later this summer. Tickets to the CD release concert, which features a concert, an afternoon tea and CD signing, are $10 and can be purchased from the Next Generation Theatre, or online from http://www.kristynmurphy.com. Tickets also will be available at the door. For information about the concert, contact the theater at 989-7100.

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