Katryna began piano lessons in 2004 and started regularly performing on stage in choir groups and in local talent shows. She was accepted into Anderson Institute of Music as one of their first Arizona –based students in 2006. After her first six months of piano lessons, she signed on for vocal training. Quickly after she learned guitar, bass guitar and flute. Her spark on stage lead her to be recognized by many people in the industry, inspiring her to write her own music at age eleven. At the same time, Katryna was also being introduced to the world of horseback riding, attending lessons weekly with Megan and Gary Bennett. Megan and Gary showed Katryna the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. A fast action timed equestrian event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Katryna, her father, Mike Eastwood and horse JR began attending local shoots and have expanded to events all over Arizona. Katryna progressed rapidly in the sport winning multiple belt buckles, checks and even winning the “Most Improved Rider” award with the ACMSA in, western national champion L1 with SASS 2013. While Katryna was winning and achieves Ladies 2 level in mounted shooting she was also making a name for herself in the music industry.
In 2012, Katryna was signed to a local record label Sky Walk Records. For her first release, she decided to make the best of both worlds out of her two loves and write a song for cowboy mounted shooting titled “All the Girls Go Bang.” The buzz from the song lead to an opportunity for Katryna to write a song for a western film called “Copper Wind”. Katryna met with the director through Garry Bennett one of the stars of the movie to discuss the opportunity to develop a song for the movie. Chaz loved the idea and gave her the challenge. With this in hand she wrote and sang the title track for the movie. (The song appropriately titled “Copper Wind). Arizona media was filled with articles about Katryna and her debut into the music industry. Both songs are available for download on ITunes.
Over the past 6 years Katryna has performed in events all over the AZ valley, the county and state fair plus opened for top performers, Train, Steven Page, Voodoo daddies, Beach Boys and others.
On February 7 2014, Katryna will release a single Silver Suitcase on iTunes off her debut album Small Town Roads that will be released March 27, 2014 on ITune through Sky Walk Records. The album features songs for music lovers of every kind. This highly anticipated album has been causing a stir on social media everywhere. Katryna has released little information about the album, including leaving the title a mystery until further notice. Katryna says “This album is my first step into the music industry. Even though I have released other songs, these songs are the ones that are mine and not for somebody else. I think listeners will be pleasantly surprised with what Ed Anderson and I have done with this album. We’ve definitely went the extra mile to make sure that every song has their own unique touch and unlike anything else on the radio. My personal followers can expect a new light to my developed sound and a little more mature take on my perspectives.”
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