blue dirt girl also has tote bags, t shirts, leather keychains, pendants and mason jar holders
all locally sourced handmade merchandise
Available now on blue dirt girl store

"... the band goes from the funky shuffle of the opening tune Shed A Tear to the near-perfect AAA pop such as Hey or the closing track Desire with obvious chemistry." Stuart Derdeyn Vancouver Sun Feb. 28. 2017.

"During a time when so much music is formulaic and predictable, Crazy Beautiful is refreshingly different. Blue Dirt Girl is not afraid to take risks, and with those risks most often come unexpected and wonderful things!"
Pete Laflamme, Luthier and music enthusiast

"Just spent the past hour listening to your songs on YouTube ... all of them accomplished in their composition and performance -- and relevant to what the world feels like today."
Michael Turner, Author of Hard Core Logo

"This album sounds like vinyl. It may be a CD but the quality of sound is all vinyl."
Michael Leung, Jazz Vinyl Enthusiast and Collector

"blue dirt girl's range of music is like a mixed cassette tape you made for a friend." Paul T. - blue dirt girl House Concert Host.

"Your sound is so bold and your lyrics deeply relatable. Thank you so much for your music! -blue dirt girl fan

"Sophisticated pop with hints of jazzy swing."

Singer/songwriter Kathryn Sutherland, bassist/vocalist Albert Klassen and drummer/percussionist Jason Overy are all seasoned musicians clearly at home in any number of genres. Crazy Beautiful's 14 tracks produced and recorded by ace keyboardist Simon Kendall and mastered by David Jewer. Sutherland has a fluid delivery with a particular talent for shifting gear and range from verse to verse effortlessly...live performance videos on YouTube present her material in everything from full band studio sets to back porch strum-alongs and it’s clear she’s right at home anywhere." Stuart Derdeyn Vancouver Sun Feb 2017

Kathryn Sutherland

Kathryn calls her latest musical project,blue dirt girl,a reflection of her work and life experiences.

blue dirt girl is Kathryn writing, recording and performing either with trio including Albert Klassen on stand up/electric bass/back up vocals and Jason Overy on drum/percussion, as a soloist, as a duo with Albert and/or inviting guest musicians to join in for various shows.

Kathryn is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and guitarist in three east Vancouver indie bands: blue dirt girl, Hello(again) and Push3.

Kathryn, with her trio, recorded blue dirt girl’s debut album,Crazy Beautiful, at Simon Kendall’s Hammond Ave Studio in the spring of 2016.

Kathryn’s blue dirt girl released and toured Crazy Beautiful in August 2016.

Kathryn produces Chautauqua’s which bring together fiercely talented but often quiet artists to share their music and art in public spaces.  An element of giving back to community,either with fundraising or awareness raising, is part of each blue dirt girl event.

Kathryn has produced a line of locally sourced and produced blue dirt girl merchandise and is very proud to share blue dirt girl’s Crazy Beautiful CD, Singles and merchandise
on the blue dirt girl online store.

Kathryn creates original soundscapes and songs for dance, theatre or film,as well as, performing live shows as a trio, duo or solo performer.

“because i said i would”

Photo taken and used with permission from Kiki Yee
the boys


Job Position

Albert Klassen is a Vancouver bass player, mandolin player and mandolin builder. He’s been playing electric bass with Kathryn in Push3 since 2003, but for blue dirt girl he dusted off the stand-up bass, which hadn’t seen action since he played with Natural Elements, Nyetz, and Balzac in the 1980s. He plays mandolin with Nohearums and Illiteratty, and he will be the first to tell you that carrying a mandolin is easier than carrying a stand-up bass. You won’t find him on Facebook, unless it’s a picture of him on someone else’s page.
Photo taken and used with permission from Kiki Yee



Job Position

To sum up Jason Overy as a formally trained percussionist is to give him short shrift. He grew up in Victoria playing with the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra. He’s played with jazz, blues, rock, punk, and ska bands. He’s been the musical director for Uzume Taiko for over ten years. He’s a percussion section leader for the band of the Fifteenth Field Regiment RCA. He’s collaborated with contemporary dance and theatre groups. He’s even collaborated with DOA frontman, Joey Shithead. And on top of all of that, he found time to get a third-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate-do and a first-degree black belt in Kokodo Jujutsu. So don’t be giving him short shrift!
Photo taken and used with permission from Kiki Yee

blue dirt girl image for single Crazy Beautiful

Sounds like early Sonic Youth sound and Kim Gordon vocals.

blue dirt girl STC Magic Kitchen Session Rant

STC song

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New song in process from the Magic Kitchen.

blue dirt girl image for single Crazy Beautiful

Sounds like early Sonic Youth sound and Kim Gordon vocals.

Tiki House Concert June 3rd Vancouver Westside.

blue dirt girl Kino cafe duo show May 13 Kiki Yee photo image

Music on a Cambie Afternoon. May 13th. Kino Cafe.


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"because i said i would"