Katie grew up on a limited diet of Christian music, Kenny G, and Disney music. As she entered high school she discovered Maroon 5, She Will Be Loved and Britney Spears, Hit Me Baby One More Time, as they played on a teammate’s Walkman on the way to a cross-country meet. And she was hooked!
Discovering pop opened a passion for discovering and appreciating music. It expanded even further as Katie claimed a spot in her high school’s Jazz Choir, learning many of the classic standards by heart.
Though she has been performing since the age of 4, it wasn’t until she was in her early twenties that she started singing professionally. She has recorded with Kenny Loggins and worked with Monte Schulz and currently performs around Santa Barbara with a variety of musicians. And if you’re really lucky, you will wind up at a birthday party where she will be playing a Disney princess!
Her current muses include Melody Gardot, Maren Morris, The Civil Wars, Jhene Aiko, Sara Bareilles, and Ray LaMontagne. But this list always seems to rotate…
Katie loves how music impacts the deepest parts of our selves with a way that nothing else can. Her truest desire is to keep music in it’s correct perspective… as a tool to build community and peace, bringing people together in one melody, if only for a moment.