BEHIND THE MUSIC
Katie is a Nashville based singer and songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI. Surrounded by melodies played on her grandfather's Steinway and harmonies sung by her mom, Katie found a love for song at a very young age. Inspired by artists such as Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and Elton John, she began writing music in high school, combining raw, vulnerable lyricism with catchy melodies and pop-piano sounds.
In collaboration with producer Dave Douglas of Danger House Studios and Relient K, Katie brought her first project, “Happimess,” to life in 2013. Proving to be just the beginning of her songwriting career, the debut EP was followed by the full length album, "Loose Ends." With a full band and a full house, the album was released in the first show of it's kind to be held at the Indianapolis Arts Garden. Her song, “Different Couches,” earned her the title of “Song of the Summer,” by Indy’s “Do-it Indy Radio Hour,” in 2016 and fueled the “Different Couches Tour,” that followed. Katie’s collection of heartfelt tunes have provided opportunities for shows across the country with artists such as Mason Jennings, Will Dailey, Andy Suzuki and the Method, and Matt Giraud and earned her songwriting showcases at reputable venues such as “The Ark,” in Ann Arbor, and festivals such as “Mile of Music,” in Appleton, WI. Katie released her anticipated followup EP, "The Landing," in November of 2018. Produced by Jake Rye of Social Recording Company and Sanctus Real, the title track was recognized amongst 19,000 submissions as the first place winner in the Country Category of the International Songwriting Competition of 2018.
As part of the winnings for this accomplishment, Katie was awarded a recording package at The Tracking Room Studio in Nashville, TN. After a full day of recording with grammy winning, Matt Leigh, the assistance of producer and mixing engineer, Jake Rye, and the finishing touches of mastering engineer, Mike Cervantes, "The Tracking Room Sessions," EP was born. This most recent project is available digitally on universal streaming platforms, highlighting "soaring melodies," and "songs of heart break and hope," as reviewed by the Stratton Setlist.
Check out the, "Comcast's Inside Tracks," video below to learn more about Katie's writing process.
Produced by Andy Lang
Directed by Adam Newell
Theme Music: Travis Moore, Ryan Adkins