Three Gig Week!

I’m going to have a lot of late nights this week, so of course I’m up at the crack of dawn thinking about them all!!

Tonight’s gig is at the Stillwater Lift Bridge Brewery. I’ve never played at a brewery. I toured a whiskey distillery once (Glenfiddich) as a kid and got totally high on fumes!! Anyway, I’ll be sharing the stage with the lovely and talented Mr. Tim Cheesebrow. Music 6-9. Kid friendly venue!! 1900 Tower Dr W Stillwater, MN 55082

Then tomorrow night (Friday) I’ll be at Icehouse in S. Mpls. It’s a super cool venue and I’ll be playing right before Savannah Smith. We’ve shared the stage before, a few times now, and it’s always a fun show. I play at 11pm.
Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404

Lastly I’ll be over in Mpls again on Saturday at noon for a fundraiser. THis is for the Music Lab. A cool music school that counts Jillian Rae, Brian Just and Josie Just amongst it’s teaching staff. Lots of talent and free music lineup all day.
Music Lab 5155 Bloomington ave .S.

So that’s a lot to think about. I really hope to see some of you there. Booking shows is always a juggle. Trying to plan around work, family, finances, sanity, not to mention the fear of either over or under exposure!
So anytime people come on out and have a good time it really makes it all worth it.

Whatever you do I hope you have a great week and spend some time with people that make you happy.

Katy xx

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July, an interesting holiday for a Brit ; )
I have been reflecting on my move to the States so many years ago now (In July 1993!) and realising that I feel more and more American in some ways but still always an outsider.
The funny thing is I think I have always felt that way no matter where I lived.
When you feel that way it can be really liberating to move. As sad as it is sometimes to feel far away from loved ones or old friends it really frees you up to start fresh, be creative and take risks.
I never knew growing up if I would pursue singing professionally and frankly it seemed like a bit of a joke to tell people that was my dream. Corny as it sounds I really do feel like the American dream is a real thing. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older too, that I don’t worry so much what people will think of me.
Last Sunday I sang in the sunshine, hula hooped with my kid, listened and sang along with friends and people I admire.
I didn’t grow up here, I still feel completely at a loss or on the outside sometimes, but I am happy to call Minnesota home.
My other home.

Taking a little time off and then I’ll be performing with the full band at the Aster Cafe. Friday, July 19th. Looking forward to that.