New York-based outlaw Americana artist, Kate Vargas, announces the release of her new music video, “Second Skin,” premiering via Elmore Magazine. True to her Southwestern roots, Vargas’s music “weaves through a riotous brew of folk, blues and rock, delivered by an undeniably unique voice… It's like the sound of a favorite bourbon come to life: gritty, but with loads of personality to spare." (The Deli Magazine)
The Berklee College of Music grad is an Albuquerque, New Mexico native who moved to New York in 2011 to kick off her solo music career. Vargas soon landed spots at various music festivals and gigs at national and international venues, including the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, London’s The Troubadour, Kex in Reykjavik, Iceland, The Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC and New York’s Midtown Live, where Vargas shared the stage with Southern gothic rocker, Lincoln Durham. “Second Skin” follows the success of her latest video for “Call Back The Dogs”, which according to (Folk Radio UK) “...certainly lives up to the standards of two of her personal influences - Nina Simone and Tom Waits.” The video for “Call Back The Dogs” was featured in a private screening at the Montclair Film Festival, alongside a documentary about Austin City Limits. Vargas’s previous singles, “'If You Love Me” and “Throw the Devil Back,” showcase the singer-songwriter’s ability to explore personal topics and deliver “meaningful lyrics in a raw package.” (Bored 4 Music) The singer-songwriter cites a range of influences for her unique sound and (Independent Clauses) insists, “Vargas delivers… with raspy, soulful, inspired folk full of banjo and danger.”
(The Bluegrass Connection) raves that Vargas “masterfully assimilates her southwestern storytelling into a medley of blues guitar, bass lines and faint banjo pluckings. It’s her throaty rock vocals, though, aged far beyond their actual years, that pierces through it all -- drawing you in for more." Let Vargas draw you into her story and don’t miss more “first-class dark Americana” (New York Music Daily) tracks from outlaw, Kate Vargas!