Garrett Harris 11 a.m., April 21
- "The Sound of San Diego is...Kids' Music??" · Aug. 23, 2012
Native San Diegan Kathryn Cloward was honored as one of San Diego Metropolitan magazine’s top 40 Under 40 in 2010, and is the founder of the multi-layered media company, Kandon Unlimited, Inc.
Cloward is the creator, author, and songwriter of the Kathryn the Grape series of award-winning children’s books and music CDs, featuring an “everyday girl” who helps kids of all ages develop authentic self-love. The series is intent on sharing messages of loving kindness, acceptance, and compassion for others. Kathryn hopes her books and music helps others along a path of living purposeful, magical, and colorful lives.
“I’ve been writing song lyrics and hearing new melodies in my head for as long as I can remember. I have always wanted to share my original songs with the world,” says Cloward. “It’s truly a joy to see kids and their parents singing and dancing along, having fun while strengthening their belief in themselves.”
In addition to her books and CDs for children, Cloward is a solo songwriter and performer. In 2015, she released two albums, Free to Fly and A Soft Place to Fall, with 22 new songs about her personal journey of transformation and unconditional love.
The releases earned her several trophies at the 2015 West Coast Country Music Association Awards, winning Traditional Country Album of the Year (A Soft Place to Fall), Traditional Country Song of the Year ("Lightning Love"), and Traditional County Female Vocalist and Traditional Country Female Entertainer of the Year.