Welcome

 

The Kathy Ford Band has been performing for over 35 years at clubs, concerts, private parties, corporate events, weddings, and all other occasion with over 50000 live performances.  We pride ourselves on being professional at all times.  Our many styles that we play are custom fit for the occasion.  We play a wide variety of styles such as Rock, Top 40, blues, Motown, Country and Jazz.  We would love to be a part of your next event or private party.

Kathy Ford band was named the "Best of the Best" from Lansing State Journal readers for 10 years in a row.

in 1982 Kathy released her first album which took her to Nashville Tennessee. During the next 15 years she recorded at several studios in Nashville such as Music Mill, Studio by the Pond and Fireside.  Several singles Ep's and Cd's were released nationally and internationally which were all mentioned and tracked in Billboard magazine, Cashbox and Indie magazine for charting in the top 100. During that time Kathy performed on stage as an opening act, headliner or part of the band with many artists such as Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, Stella Parton, Seals and Croft, Eric Burton, Marth Reeves and Vandella's and many more.

Kathy continues to play in Michigan and the midwest with her band the Kathy Ford Band as well as many solo and trio engagements. Kathy plays guitar, piano, and fiddle depending on the genre of the gig.

Kathy also teaches privately online guitar, piano, voice and songwriting.

New music will be coming this summer 2022 with her first release on Spotify, Apple music, iTunes and YouTube with the first single Little White Church on June 22, 2022.  Album to follow.  More info will be coming. 

Thank you

 

New Music 

Some of you may know I had new music released in June.  First single "Little White Church"  Its a bluegrass song inspired by the Governor of Kentucky asking all of the Churches to ring bells at a specific time for victims of Covid.  My grandfather's church in Ford's Branch Kentucky being one of them

2nd release scheduled for August 29th "Good Girl with a Bad Reputation" No back story on this one.  Lol.  More of a blues/jazz feel.  

you can find my music on Pandora, youtube, spotify, itunes, apple music and more. 

The album is scheduled to come out in October 2022.  It is entitled

Blues Bluegrass and Jesus.

Hope you like it.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

New Music 

Some of you may know I had new music released in June.  First single "Little White Church"  Its a bluegrass song inspired by the Governor of Kentucky asking all of the Churches to ring bells at a specific time for victims of Covid.  My grandfather's church in Ford's Branch Kentucky being one of them

2nd release scheduled for August 29th "Good Girl with a Bad Reputation" No back story on this one.  Lol.  More of a blues/jazz feel.  

you can find my music on Pandora, youtube, spotify, itunes, apple music and more. 

The album is scheduled to come out in October 2022.  It is entitled

Blues Bluegrass and Jesus.

Hope you like it.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

Lansing Has Talent 2022 

This summer we are holding LHT at Royal Scot in Lansing, it has been a fantastic show each week with over 30 acts competing for the winner of LHT.  Here are the finalist

Michigan Mafia String Band

Birdie Van Ostren Band

Ashley Pyle

Dan Inman

David Wee

Collin and Gwen

Alex Teller

Zoe Cruz

Jameson Livingston

Shane Gruesbeck

Kyla Mulligan

Keegan Jacko

Tima McKenzie

Finals will be held 8/18 Royal Scott

Sponsors Thank you

Marshall Music

Music Manor

Elderly Instruments

White Brothers Music

Music Instrument Swap

Sunnyside Cafe

Royal Scot

The Gig Factory

Winner this year will be opening act for Q106 Battle of the Bands held at Royal Scott September 10.

Good Luck Everyone

 

Lansing Has Talent 2022 

New venue for the Lansing Has Talent 2022.  Like to welcome Royal Scot Triple P as one venue and one of our sponsors for this year's competition.  

Thank you sponsors

Music Manor

Marshall Music

Elderly Instruments

White Brothers Music

Sunnyside Cafe

Royal Scot

The Gig Factory

First week contestants on July 28th are

Greta Van Ostren band

Piper Avenue

Russ Holcomb

David Wee

Dawn Inman

Ashley Pyle

Jameson Livingston

Gwen Doerfler

Good luck to all 

 

Lansing Has Talent 2021 

Lansing Has Talent is going great again this year.  Our sponsors are:

Music Manor,

Marshall Music

Elderly Instruments

School of Rock East Lansing

LA Productions

The Gig Factory

Sunnyside Restaurant

Renos 

Thank you so much.

2020 Lansing Has Talent 

It was another successful Lansing Has Talent competition with some very talented people.  The Winners were:

1st John Harkins  he won a Washburn guitar with case from Marshall Music

2nd Jabril Carter he won a Washburn guitar 

3rd  Bruce Robbins he won several gift certificates to Marshall Music and Elderly Instruments.

 

Every one of the contestants won something from the following sponsors

Reno's 

Marshall Music

Elderly Instruments

School of Rock  

L A Productions

Sunnyside Care

Thank you so much to everyone who participated and for all of the fans who came out weekly.

Also thank you to the many judges who helped decide the winners

and Maggie Godward for the fantastic videos of all of the acts.

See you next year 

Lansing Has Talent 

LHT is off to a great start.  So many talented acts for our final to be announced in March.  Weekly winners have a chance to win the following.

One of Two acoustic guitars

Gift Certificates from Marshall Music, and Elderly Instruments

Gift Certificates from Reno's North 

Three hours of studio time at LA Productions for recording services.

Possible gigs from The Gig Factory

Please let me know if you or anyone you know would like to be a part of this great opportunity.

Thank you for your support.

Reno's North every Wednesday through February 2020

Lansing Has Talent 2020 

Great kick off for Lansing Has Talent last night at Reno's North.  The winners were

1st place  John Harkins  (Boogie John)

2nd Chuck Sholz

2nd  Will Pruitt and Dedfoot band

3rd. Basement Dwellers

Next weekly contest will be January 22 at Reno's North.  

Congratulations, more to come.

Lansing Has Talent #5 

December 18th at Reno's North 6:00 to 10:00   Pre register for Lansing Has Talent and you can also secure your spot for your performance.  Weekly contests start on January 15th and every Wednesday through February.

Weekly winners go on to the finals in March,  This year prizes includes two guitars to first and second place winners, gift certificates to local music stores and restaurants, recording studio time, and much more.

Please contact me on this website or Facebook Kathy Ford Band or 517-881-8135.

It's going to be another great show hope to see and hear you.  

Lansings Got Talent winners 

Congratulations

Enrique Rodriquez Fhon

Justin Deason

Grace Burgess

Kanin Thelen.

Great job by all of the contestants.  Thank you to our judges, sponsors, band mates and Reno's staff.

 

See you all soon for Lansings Got Talent #5

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