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Kolby Knickerbocker

Today we have Kolby Knickerbocker on the show. Shay & Kolby discuss his new EP Over and Over. 

Kolby hails from Bend, Oregon in the United States where he creates incredibly soulful folk music filled with tributes to community, his family & his experiences. 

FOR RELEASE February 10, 2021

BEND, OREGON (January 25, 2021) – Kolby Knickerbocker announces the release of the single “Over and Over” on February 10. A modern take on the 50’s doowop of Otis Redding and Ben King, the song is dedicated to his wife as a reminder that his love will not waiver. Mixed by Sean Moffitt (Mat Kearney, Josh Groban, Ingrid Michaelson), it’s the title track off the upcoming mixed EP due out April 2. 

Commitment. Stability. Love. A testament that no matter how difficult it gets, no matter how strong the emotion, no matter the challenge, he’ll always be there. That’s the message Knickerbocker wanted to send to his wife in the song, “Over and Over.” To reinforce the message, he recorded 15 separate vocal parts to recreate a gospel choir effect. The result is intimate, raw, and powerful.

Knickerbocker says, “This song is very special to me as I think of my daughter and son when I hear the lyrics. Knowing that they will one day feel the emotion that I have for their mother, my wife, and knowing that they will one day be able to really hear the dedication that we had as a couple is very personal and special to me.”

While the title track is about coming back to love and relationship “Over and Over,” the EP’s title has a double meaning behind it. The EP is a nod to Knickerbocker’s feelings about being a musician. He says, “It can be draining, with long nights and lots of hard work, but I always come back to it because it is something that I love to do. It is endlessly challenging and endlessly fulfilling, so I will come back to writing songs and being a musician Over and Over, no matter how challenging.” 

About Kolby Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker started his professional musical career early on, releasing his first album with Kitty’s Musicbox (2004) as a sophomore in college. He has since released an additional full-length album Red Dust (2015) and two EPs, Rodello’s Machine (2012) and Animus (2016). Nate Donnis who’s received industry attention from the BBC’s series “Skins” and the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, appeared on Rodello’s Machine. Knickerbocker has received critical acclaim from industry tastemakers including Indie Shuffle and KCRW. His music has been featured in television shows like MTV’s Degrassi High, 90210, Heart Signal, and Barely Breathing.

The lyric video to the second single of the Over and Over EP.

Lyrics: Pray, God please help me live this day Bring peace and joy Let these memories stay And this I know, To love her always Mmmm… Pray, God please help me live this day Let beauty overwhelm me Take my breath away And when the years have gone Watching the setting sun May these memories Of her Stay beautiful Amen

The lyric video to the title track single, “Over and Over”. 

Lyrics: It’s been a long day It’s been a long year It’s been a long life And I’m still loving you Through mistakes and heartaches Through kisses and words unkind Through silent nights I’m still loving you Lay your head down Breathe in and breathe out Cause I will love you Over and over again Live, laugh, and love Lay your worries aside I will love you Over and over again There is nothing you could say Nothing you could do, to turn me away I will love you the best I can Over and over again Darling, you could leave me You could run for the hills I’ll be waiting For you to come home I know your heart is wild And impossible to please So I’ll be waiting For you to come home Lay your head down Breathe in and breathe out Cause I will love you Over and over again Live, laugh, and love Lay your worries aside I will love you Over and over again There is nothing you could say Nothing you could do, to turn me away I will love you in every way Over and over again Lay your head down Breathe in and breathe out I will love you Over and over again Over and over again Over and over again Over and over again

From Kolby:

Here’s a little tutorial of how I play the song “Promise”. I included chord progressions and some handy dandy tricks that I use to get that finger-picking pattern right. Post any questions in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer them. Would love to see any covers of the song you make and how you would play this! Tag me in any videos you post. Looking forward to seeing the magic!

 

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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