Thanks to James Cahall for including selections from Cathy's "Let There Be Joy" CD on this season's newest app for apple products that features some of the best solo piano artists Christmas music.

Digital Media Interactive presents the Christmas Piano iOS app, a collection of relaxing and seasonal melodies. Featuring FREE music, news, photos, videos, and more from 9 of today's greatest pianists. Stay connected with all the latest updates from these wonderful artists on your iOS device. Available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Check out Kathy Parson's latest review of Cathy's "Let There Be Joy" at Mainly Piano where she gives kudos to the new Christmas release. 

We were blessed to meet Kathy (Parsons) on our recent trip to Oregon and Cathy (Oakes) will be making a return visit to Florence next Spring when she will play a house concert in Kathy Parson's series that will also include Rhonda Mackert on March 13. 

Kathy is also a great resource for online piano lessons as well as proofing sheet music. While you are at the Mainly Piano site, check out all of the other resources and information and sign up for the monthly Pianotes newsletter that is always full of interesting stuff.

Thanks again to Kathy for a great review!

 

Cathy will be appearing at the Autumn Blaze Arts Festival in Waverly, Tennessee this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
She will be playing music from her debut CD, "like a Song" and well as Christmas themed music from "Let There Be Joy" that was released on Tuesday.
The Autumn Blaze Festival is presented annually by the Humphries County Arts Council and features all forms of art available for sale and viewing.
The event will be held at the old G and A Building in Waverly Plaza at West Main and Clydeton Road. Admission is free. We look forward to seeing all of our friends from Waverly on Saturday.

Cathy will be appearing at the Autumn Blaze Arts Festival in Waverly, Tennessee this Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


She will be playing music from her debut CD, "like a Song" and well as Christmas themed music from "Let There Be Joy" that was released on Tuesday.


The Autumn Blaze Festival is presented annually by the Humphries County Arts Council and features all forms of art available for sale and viewing.


The event will be held at the old G and A Building in Waverly Plaza at West Main and Clydeton Road. Admission is free. We look forward to seeing all of our friends from Waverly on Saturday.

The countdown to Christmas is starting at CathyOakesSoloPiano.com and by our calculations there are 76 shopping days left until the big day. Nothing makes a better pre-holiday gift, stocking stuffer, or present than the gift of music that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

The official release of "Let There Be Joy" is today, October 9th and is currently available at CD Baby as well as directly from the artist in the widget to the right. If you would like a signed copy, order through the widget and note exactly how you want it signed.

If you would like to buy several copies of either of Cathy's CDs, please email us at buddyoakes@hotmail.com for quantity discounts and customization to your order. We will even wrap and send a gift directly if you wish.

There are 90 second clips mixed in the player above or at the page "Let There Be Joy Clips" linked above.

Over the next few days, downloads will be available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Emusic, Spotify, MySpace, Rdio, Rhapsody, and anywhere else downloads are sold.

Thanks for everyone's support and we wish everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and many Blessings in the New Year.

 

The official release date for Cathy Oakes' Christmas CD, "Let There Be Joy" is set for Tuesday, October 9th but you can order it now and have it mailed immediately from our PayPal store using the widget on the right of this page. You can buy either of Cathy's CDs there for $15 with free shipping, or both together as a package for $25. When you buy directly from Cathy, she will be happy to sign your copy if you request that with your order.

If you wish to buy several for holiday gifts, email us at buddyoakes@hotmail.com for the best prices for multiple copies.

The CD will be available for download at CD Baby and all other sites within the next few days. Samples of all songs should be up over the weekend here at Cathy's site.


 

 

"Let There Be Joy" is headed for the presses and ready for an October 9th release. The master, which was enginered and mixed by Joe Bongiorno, in sealed and ready to be mailed. The all original artwork by Matt Strieby, that is based on our Christmas fireplace, has already been submitted. Here's a little preview of the cover.

 

Thanks to Alejandro Clavijo at Reviews New Age for a great review of "Like A Song." Alejandro has a great site and has recently released a CD "The Best of Reviews New Age: The Piano" that is wonderful. Check out the review here and take a look at the rest of the site while you are there.

Go here for the full review and to see all the other great stuff at Reviews New Age (Use Google Translate) 

Thanks to David Nevue for adding three tunes from "Like a Song" to Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, the most listened to Internet radio Station in any genre. The title cut, "Like a Song," as well as "Falling Waters" and "A Tender Soul" will be added to the Whisperings rotation in the near future.

Cathy is in Seattle recording her Christmas CD this week and attended last Saturday's concert at Piano Haven with Whispering artists David Lanz, Louis Landon and host, Joe Bongiorno. 

After the show, she posed with Wisperings artist Lanz, Landon, Bongiorno, Rhonda Mackert, and Amy Janelle.

 

We received so much good feedback on Cathy's CD release concert from the weekend that we have put the complete download of all 14 songs on sale for $7.99 exclusively at CD Baby, our preferred vendor.
If you were thinking about a few songs, here is the chance to get it all for one low price, now through August 3. Go to CD Baby here to get the preferred price. Act now as the prices will return to $9.99 when the sale is over. 

We received so much good feedback on Cathy's CD release concert from the weekend that we have put the complete download of all 14 songs on sale for $7.99 exclusively at CD Baby, our preferred vendor.


If you were thinking about a few songs, here is the chance to get it all for one low price, now through August 3. Go to CD Baby here to get the preferred price. Act now as the prices will return to $9.99 when the sale is over.
 

 

Cathy Oakes celebrated her CD release with a concert from her home on Friday, July 27, 2012. Special guests Cory Levine, Joel Asher, and Joseph Akins also appeared. Enjoy the video.

It may be July and 95 degrees but Cathy is keeping cool by putting the final touches on her upcoming Christmas CD entitled "Let The Be Joy" that will be recorded at Joe Bongiorno's Piano Haven in Seattle in late August. Here is a rough video of a version of her original piece called "Christmas Past." The CD is being produced by Sierra Keys Music and will be available in October 2012.

 

Check out Kathy Parson's latest review at Mainly Piano where she give Cathy's "Like a Song" a thumbs up for a great first CD.

Go here to read it and while you are there take a look at all the other wonderful resources for solo piano fans including over a thousand reviews of albums and tons of interviews of the best folks in the genre.

Kathy is also a great resource for online piano lessons as well as making perfect sheet music. She also hosts a great concert series at her home with upcoming shows with an incredible list of solo piano favorites. 

Cathy Oakes' new release, "Like a Song" has moved into the rotation at Piano Haven Radio

Piano Haven Radio is a unique listening experience that features some of the best known Solo Piano Artists with every song having been recorded on the famous Piano Haven Studio Kawai RX7 piano that has become a favorite destination for recording solo piano.

You will hear artists like David Nevue, Joe Bongiorno, David Lanz, Philip Wesley, Joseph Akins, Louis Landon, Rhonda Mackert, Amy Janelle, Joe Yamada, and many more.

The Piano Haven Studio was created by Joe Bongiorno and features full audio and video recording facilities, and also hosts monthly concerts featuring the best solo piano artists worldwide.

Piano Haven is located in the Seattle, Washington. Go here for full details of their facility and operation. 

 


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Thanks to Matthew Mayer and SoloPiano.com for featuring Cathy Oakes' "Like a Song" on the front page of their website.  

SoloPiano.com is a site that strives to provide a quality platform for solo piano artists worldwide, while being the premier source for discovering solo piano music. The site features "The Stream" which is a 24/7 high quality feed of solo piano music from artists around the world.

Go to SoloPiano.com and give them a listen!

Cathy Oakes' new album, "Like a Song" is spreading across the internet and is getting great reviews.

Kawai Solo Piano artist, Joe Bongiorno, commented "VERY moving & inspiring! What a fantastic debut album... so melodic, emotional & pure.... Her heart shines through so vibrantly. Looking forward to more music from Cathy, gonna be hard to top this gem!"

After the release of the CD on Tuesday, more digital sites are picking up the CD for play and download every day. Pricing is competitive so check out a variety of sites for the best deal. Our main base is CD Baby, but you can also go to iTunesGoogle PlayAmazon, and anywhere else you like to download music. You can also find downloads at the Music Store at Cathy's Facebook page.

 

Sierra Keys Music is pleased to announce the release of Cathy Oakes’ debut CD entitled “Like a Song” on June 26, 2012. The album consists of 14 solo piano pieces and is the first of several projects planned for the coming year.

You may order a jewel box CD directly from the artist now by going to the “store” widget in the right column. It will also be available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and most other music download sites over the next few weeks.

Cathy has her own unique sound that carries through the entire album of solo piano compositions while still managing to display a wide variety of melodies and tempos. For 90 second samples of all 14 songs go to the “audio” link at the top of the page. 

The album was recorded in April at the Piano Haven studio in Seattle, Washington and engineered and mastered by Joe Bongiorno, who is also a popular solo piano artist.

We would love to hear from you and we are easy to find. Use the contact tab to email us, “Like” Cathy on Facebook, or sign up for our monthly newsletter to find out about upcoming concerts and releases.

Cathy is available for concerts at individual homes, churches, coffee houses, pubs, restaurants, or larger venues. Please contact us if you would like to inquire about a date. 

Cathy Oakes has partnered with Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tennessee to play her original solo piano compositions each week for visitors and patients in the main lobby of the hospital.

Being a patient or having a friend or family member in the hospital is never a pleasant experience. It is a blessing for Cathy to be able to give back to the community by playing her calming solo piano music to lift the spirits of those in attendance.

Cathy usually plays at MRMC from 10 a.m. until noon on Mondays, as her schedule permits. Check our site weekly for updates to insure that she will be there before making a special trip.

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