April K Music
Singer songwriter from Raleigh NC

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April K Music Bio

April Koontz is a singer-songwriter from Raleigh, NC. She grew up on classic rock with an affinity for Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, and later on, Ani Difranco, Bruce Cockburn and a plethora of other classic writers. She started writing music and playing in bands beginning in her teen years, and dreamed of pursuing music as a career. However, “real life” called, so she got an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters degree in social work, and just did music on the side for fun.

In 2010, everything changed. Following the sudden loss of her 34 year old brother, Jeremy, to an accidental overdose, April started rethinking her priorities and was ultimately led back to her greatest passion - songwriting. Through this family tragedy, songs began pouring out of her, and she realized she was done wasting time, done working at a job that paid the bills but didn’t feed her soul, and done being too scared to just let go and allow her creativity to shine.

This led her to write an album’s worth of material, find a producer, and eventually launch a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her first album project, which launched on her 50th birthday! Her story of “going for it” at 50 resonated with many people, and her Kickstarter campaign was fully funded in 3 days.

April is also a clinical social worker, and is intensely committed to patient advocacy especially with the elderly population. She's also fiercely passionate about helping family caregivers navigate the healthcare system and helping healthcare organizations understand the need of family caregivers. She is the founder of Daughters Unite, the first social networking site created for daughters caring for an aging parent and/or other disabled loved ones.

April’s music journey is just beginning, so follow her blog for more, and sign up for her newsletter to get the most up-to-date information. And thank you for visiting… this dream has been a long time coming, and it’s wonderful to share it with you!
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