My husband David Ray and I just released an album called I Dream of Water. I am so proud to say that we’ve been nominated for two “2019 Best of the Beat” Awards from OffBeat Magazine. I Dream of Water has been nominated for Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album. And I’ve been nominated as Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Artist. I am absolutely blown […]
I Dream of Water, a collection of original songs written by Katy Hobgood Ray and Dave Ray, is now available on the Out Of The Past Label. Inspired by events in coastal regions and cities along the great rivers of the USA, the album is both social commentary and personal reflection on how increasingly intense storms and rising waters are affecting daily life, futures, hopes, and dreams.
In Algiers Point, we interact with the great river every day. We use the levee for exercise—biking, skating, walking our dogs. We use the ferry boats to cross to Canal Street on the other side-—every half hour it comes and goes. Our children grow up on batture when the water is low, playing with sticks […]
Katy Hobgood Ray, the host of the weekly Confetti Park radio show and director of kids chorus the Confetti Park Players, has been honored by New Orleans Magazine as one of the People to Watch in 2018. “As New Orleans begins its next 300 years, we look forward to seeing the creative people it will […]
Katy Hobgood Ray and the band and some of the Confetti Park Players will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year! We perform at the Kids Tent on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. SCHEDULE This year Katy is leading a smaller troupe of Confetti Park Players in an […]
April 2, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Louisiana Oranges is a new digital album from Katy Hobgood Ray featuring eleven tracks of original compositions and a few country blues covers. Available on Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music services. While Katy lately has been performing songs of joie de vivre in the genre of children’s music (as […]
Article in ParkBench features the Confetti Park Players, a children’s singing group based in Algiers Point, New Orleans, Louisiana. The group is led by songwriter and Algiers Point resident, Katy Hobgood Ray.
The world lost a bright light this week with the passing of Louisiana children’s author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas. I first met Dianne at the studios of WHIV-FM in New Orleans, at a meet and greet of all the deejays. She, her daughter Eliana, and her boyfriend John Couret were all deejays with […]
Exciting news from the Confetti Park workshop! The Confetti Park Players have just released their brand new single, “Riding on the Mississippi River.” The track is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, and other digital music services. “A song inspired by life along the Mississippi River, where beautiful riverboats & big ships rule, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 2, 2017 Contact: Kathryn Hobgood, (504) 650-1238, email@example.com Westward, ho! Kids radio show “Confetti Park” brings Louisiana music and stories to California, New Mexico, Pacific Northwest Kids variety show and podcast from Louisiana airs on weekend mornings Several new states on the West Coast can now enjoy a weekly half-hour […]