In My Mind
Release date: October 2021
“In My Mind” is Ilana’s upcoming 2021 release. It’s been four years since her last solo record, and Ilana’s vocals have been percolating alongside her songwriting. All but one cut are originals. This record – lyrically and musically – stems from her rootsy Blues fiddle platform and explores the gamut of life’s joys, challenges and conundrums. Here’s a sneak peek video of one of the tracks “Ain’t No Why”.
Produced by Ghost Town Blues Band leader Matt Isbell, this record is sure to be celebrated by Katz fans old and new. Official release date coming soon. Sign up for Ilana’s newsletter for updates or check back here.
“ilana Katz Katz travels handily across wide and personal terrain in Movin’ On, spanning blues and old-time American tunes and songs, and featuring some of her own ‘take no prisoners’ compositions. Great contributions from blues icons Barry Levenson, Bobby Radcliff and Louisiana folk virtuoso Cedric Watson help to make this a fun and uplifting musical journey.”
– Bruce Molsky, Appalachian Fiddle and Roots Music Guru
“Ilana Katz’s gorgeous new release is a breath of sweet, honest air that takes the listener on a journey thru old time traditional fiddle and blues inspired originals. She effortlessly makes the old sound new again, mining past treasures and informing them with her unique sonic signature. She wears her heart on her sleeve while daring her listeners to step back into the future.”
– Anne Harris, Blues Fiddler
“Brilliant and soulful.”
- Ronnie Earl, Blues Guitar Master
"Ilana's musical presence carries a whole stage all by herself. She - alone - is a full band."
- Bobby Radcliff, Bluesmaster
I’ve Got Something To Tell You
Ilana brings new life to the blues from an uncommonly heard source in the modern blues: the violin or “the fiddle” as Ilana likes to call it. “I’ve Got Something To Tell You” (2014) was ilana’s well-received debut, showcasing her unique improvisational blues fiddling.
“Movin’ On” – (Regina Royale Records – 2016) – is Ilana Katz Katz’s second record. Her singing and fiddling put new spins on early traditional Blues songs, dovetailing nicely with her more modern original songs and instrumentals.
“Subway Stories” (Vizztone) is Ilana’s homage to 10 years busking in Boston’s Subway. The record is dedicated to the Killer Blues Headstone Project, which provides headstones for Blues musicians lying in unmarked graves, a cause where Ilana funnels much of her busking dollars and coins.