A new chapter..

I decided to use my blog as a starting point for more than just my musical musings and updates.

These will be mostly reflections of my upbringing as I start to collect together ideas to share or not share as more of a collection with my children, friends and community.


As way of an intro…

I only have a few memories of my mother.

I remember the Pirate costume she made for me. She pinned an old necklace to an oversized hat and showed me how to wear it tilted on my head, just right so I’d look badass.

She came in to school and berated a mean teacher who told me I was going to sing backstage as my prettier friend sang along out front of the audience.

She told my friends that our dogs hair was permed just because it made her laugh.

She always burnt toast and said she preferred it that way anyway. She didn’t.

She loved the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bobby M.

She was an advocate for the disabled, starting with the fierce love she had for my brother Peter and she went on the BBC to speak up for disability rights.

I remember her telling me the songs she wanted to be sung at her funeral.

I remember sitting in her hospice bed and eating strawberries rolled in sugar.

I don’t remember the sound of her voice.

For all the things I remember and the lifetime of memories I will never have I decided to write as much as I can think think of down.
Before I forget.


Eat, Drink (or not) and be Merry (or not)…

It’s time to talk…

This has been a year! Instead of wallowing in how tough it’s been for me personally I am looking ahead. I didn’t even know how bad I was feeling until it became unmanagable. That led me to ‘Dissonance’, an organisation that supports people and opens up dialog between the arts and mental healh.
So here I am doing an event with them. I’ve navigated a lifetime of feeling awkward, lonely, different, and just plain sad around this time of year. It brings up a lot of feelings but I’m still here. I love watching my kids put up a tree and I love the songs, the movies, the food! We are all stonger when we recognize our weaknesses and prop each other up. If you’d like to come please check out the link. Donation only event, free for those that need that.

UK Tour!! Next Summer. More details to come, but I’m so excited! If you know of any venues, radio, press, and even just have friends in the UK please let me know about them. I have some big plans already but want to make more.
To help celebrate my UK tour I have made new necklaces. Avaible now because you don’t need to fly to the UK to look this cool ; ) $10 each. Handmade by me.
Shows to come to…Tuesday, December 6th. IDS Music Under Glass. Lunchtime Holiday music series. Katy Solo. Noon.

Wednesday, December 7th. Aster Cafe. Singer Songwriter night. Katy solo. 8:30pm. Just a couple of tunes. No cover.

Wednesday, December 14th. City Center Lunchtime Holiday music series. Katy Solo. Noon.

Thursday, December 15th. Dissonance presents: Unhappy Holidays. Panel discussion and performance. Open Book, Minneapolis. 7pm. Katy solo. Free.


January 4th 2017 at 7:00 pm, Sample Night Live. Landmark Center, St. Paul. Katy solo.

Friday, January 13th.ABBASolutely Fab headlining at the Turf Club. 9pm.

UK tour dates to announced soon.

Thank you David Tanner for this great shot from the Turf Club. In the past month I have been lucky enough to play The Cedar, and the Turf (Replacements tribute show). Two of my favourite Twin Cities venues. Here I am playing Skyway’ and I loved it so much I’m going to add it to my regular shows.
Looking ahead to next year I have a couple of Abba shows in the works. First up is the Turf Club. We’re thrilled to be headlinging another fab night of bands.
Friday, January 13th. ABBASolutely Fab headlining at the Turf Club. 9pm.
Thank you for the support this year. It means a lot.
Buy music, support art, be kind, unwind : )