Katie Garibaldi is a touring indie singer/songwriter and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her latest release, and sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out, produced by Michael Molenda, noted producer, engineer, and editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the most authoritative guitar magazine in the world, has catapulted the songstress' career into top speed. Katie has been named a Music Connection Magazine Top 100 Live Unsigned Artist and has been featured on the cover of The Indie Bible four different times. The indie starlet was chosen as the winner of the 2011 DIY Music Festival in Los Angeles and currently, Katie is an endorsed Luna Guitars artist and Reunion Blues artist. She has recently released a new single [2012, Living Dream Music], "Baby We're Really In Love," a tribute to Hank Williams, which is now available on iTunes. Katie Garibaldi is also the recipient of the Songsalive! "Songwriter Of The Year" 2012 award.
Katie sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and her soulful and expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs. An avid touring artist, Katie plays regularly in her San Francisco Bay Area home base and has taken the stage at some of the best known clubs in the area such as Hotel Utah, The Little Fox, The Union Room, Red Devil Lounge, and Cafe Du Nord, as well as tours nationally, with frequent stops to Nashville and has performed at Music City's (world-famous) Bluebird Cafe. Whether she’s performing solo or with a backup band, this bright singer-songwriter has a characteristic musical style wherein her equally pop- and country-tinged folk-rock gives her a distinct and edgy sound—Americana with a twist of sparkling pop.
Katie Garibaldi is an innovative businesswoman, the owner of her own label, Living Dream Music, a creative recording artist, and aggressive national touring performer who has acquired a devoted fan base, due in large part to her engaging live shows, and personal connection to her listeners through her music.
Visit Katie's Official Website at www.katiegaribaldi.com
Katie Garibaldi- singer/songwriter/guitarist
On My Way; Unveiled; After the Storm; Deeper (EP); Fireflies; Remix Collection; Fallen Angel; Next Ride Out; Baby We're Really In Love (single)
Q&A: Singer-Songwriter from Millbrae
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Patch sits down with Katie Garibaldi to talk about her new single, Mariah Carey, Hank Williams, Lake...Patch sits down with Katie Garibaldi to talk about her new single, Mariah Carey, Hank Williams, Lake Tahoe and the pros and cons of iTunes.
Katie Garibaldi: girls rock!
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Keep your eyes open, Los Angeles! Katie Garibaldi is coming! Katie Garibaldi is an indie singer/so...Keep your eyes open, Los Angeles! Katie Garibaldi is coming! Katie Garibaldi is an indie singer/songwriter and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area and the winner of the 2011 DIY Music Festival in Los Angeles.
While Garibaldi is an indie artist she is certainly not inexperienced. She has toured and performed live for years and has several albums already under her belt...
Read the full article at http://www.examiner.com/article/katie-garibaldi-girls-rock
Katie Garibaldi - Pop/Acoustic Rock
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If the Lilith Fair was still going, Katie Garibaldi, would be the perfect fit in the line-up. She ca...If the Lilith Fair was still going, Katie Garibaldi, would be the perfect fit in the line-up. She can hold her own next to Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, and Lisa Loeb. Next Ride Out is her 6th album release, and she’s opens up her heart and gives you raw emotions on life and love. I’d wish that Top 40 had more variety because she deserves some radio spins.
[Read full review at http://www.iaemagazine.com/music/2011/062011/katie-garibaldi.html]
Katie Garibaldi- Next Ride Out
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The term “Americana” is very much wide open when it comes to the definition. You can be a little bi...The term “Americana” is very much wide open when it comes to the definition. You can be a little bit Country, a little bit Rock & Roll, and throw in everything from Blues to Gospel to Jazz. California native Katie Garibaldi sprinkles all those diverse genres into her music, and comes up with something quite satisfying to the musical ear.
She starts off with the rather appealing “Say The Word,” which brings to mind what a cross between Norah Jones and Taylor Swift just might sound like. That’s the first----but not the last---of winners on this album. Other standouts include the folk-sounding “Hey, Hey Darlin,” as well as the mainstream sounding “ A Love Without Chains,” which I could see very quickly becoming a crossover hit at some point.
Maybe the best example here of Garibaldi’s talent comes on the showcase “Without Trying So Hard.” It, out of all the songs on the disc, seems to be the perfect blending of artist, production, and song. It’s definitely one that is worth keeping an eye on, as is Garibaldi. I will tell you that Katie isn’t one of those flavors for everybody----meaning she isn’t just vanilla. But, there’s a lot of nice sounds here that deserve to heard!
For more about Katie or to buy this CD, visit http://www.katiegaribaldi.com/
Katie Garibaldi - Featured Concert
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Bay Area songwriter Katie Garibaldi channels the pop-rock gals of the adult contemporary scene, from...Bay Area songwriter Katie Garibaldi channels the pop-rock gals of the adult contemporary scene, from Sheryl Crow to Jewel to Lisa Loeb. Her songs range from dapper mid-tempo grooves accompanied by bass and drum kit to unadorned balladry featuring little more than acoustic guitar and Garibaldi's smooth, airy vocals. Among her strongest tracks are the optimistic groove "Say the Word" and the somber "Fallen Angel."
Indie Star Katie Garibaldi
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"Katie sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and h..."Katie sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and her soulful and expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs."
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Katie Garibaldi is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco, California. She released her sixth full-l...Katie Garibaldi is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco, California. She released her sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out in 2009 and has spent the time since touring and expanding her fan base. She has received rave reviews for her latest album and in 2009, Katie was named a Music Connection Magazine Top 100 Live Unsigned Artist of the Year.
When Katie isn't focusing on her music, she runs her own label, Living Dream Music and she is the San Francisco chapter coordinator of Songsalive!.
You can learn more about Katie on her website.
Can you give us some background on the pivotal moment in which you realized that you wanted to devote your life to music?
Music has been such a huge part of my life as far back as I can remember. Even before I learned how to play the guitar, I was always making up melodies and songs in my head. It always felt a part of me. And when I picked up the guitar around 11 or 12 years old, the instrument really solidified my passion for writing and singing because I had something to accompany my voice and a tool to translate the music that was inside of me.
There was a pivotal moment though when I went to my first conference for independent musicians. It was based on different strategies for indie artists to promote themselves and have a successful indie career. My mom came with me because I was young, maybe 15 or 16 and it was in Las Vegas. The conference was full of new information I had never heard of and I was overwhelmed and bursting with excitement. I knew I had a lot of work to do when I got home: making a press kit, my own web site, professional CDs, and loads more. At the end of one of the conference sessions, we walked out into the hallway for a break feeling flooded with information and ideas. My mom took me aside and said, "Katie, this is going to be a lot of work. It’s not going to be the easiest road. Are you sure this is what you want to do?" I remember letting all of the commotion of the conference in my head quiet down and my heart knew the instant answer: "Yes." I’m very lucky to have known from early on what I wanted to do with my life.
The music industry can be very cut-throat. How are you able to keep the politics of the industry from polluting your art?
There are definitely instances of rejection and scams from dishonest people in the music industry that I’ve experienced, but I’ve learned that you really can’t let it get to you in a personal way. I started my career at an early age so I’ve been through a lot and acquired a tough skin. That doesn’t mean that I’m emotionally blocked to every harsh experience, because I’m certainly not. I just know now that I’m strong enough to keep on going after tough situations. There are just as many nice and supportive people in the industry as there are destructive ones. Also, there is competition out there in the industry, but I try not to let that be a main concern. If you’re good at what you do and you believe in it and work hard at it, there’s a place for you. If you start worrying about someone else being better than you or try to be like someone else, you’ll lose faith in what you’re doing and your art will just go down the drain. I’ve always done my own thing and not relied too much on cliques in the industry. I believe that staying true to yourself is vital to obtaining lasting success.
Being a solo artist gives you the freedom to pursue exactly what interests you but sometimes takes away from the collaborative songwriting of a musical group. Have you ever considered merging with any other musicians to form a band?
I play with various back-up musicians often. I don’t write with them, but they accompany me on different shows. I like the freedom of being a solo songwriter and then performing in different formations depending on the venue, etc. So I’ll have solo shows, duo shows with either a bassist or drummer, trio shows with both, or full band shows with an electric guitar player. I’ve always admired the songwriter Patty Griffin because I’ve seen her perform in different formations too. For example, I’ve heard one of her songs performed solo, with a full rock band, and with a bassist and more acoustic percussion. It puts a new sound each time on her one original song. That’s so cool to me. But I don’t have a desire to become a "band" in the sense of writing with band mates.
Live Performance with Full Band
What would you say is the hardest part about writing your own songs? How do you overcome that obstacle?
Writing songs is not hard for me, as it comes naturally and I always tend to describe it as a more spiritual experience. It’s not work to me. I don’t schedule songwriting sessions for myself like, "today at 4:00 I’m going to sit down and write a song about XYZ." Inspiration can find me at any place and time. I’ll get an idea in my head and then I’ll pick up my guitar and let that idea come to life. Other times, I’ll just be playing around on the guitar and find something interesting and a song idea will arise from there. Sometimes I’ll get lyric ideas first, but usually my songs almost always start out with a melody or guitar chords. The music inspires the tone and story of the song, where the words are born and then the song comes together from somewhere inside of me, and I believe, in connection with a kind of spiritual support. I find it difficult to answer when people ask me, "How do you write songs?" I suppose it’s much like a painter paints a painting. I just do.
In 2009, you released your sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out. Do you find it difficult to find new and innovative ways to create music after releasing so many songs?
Not really. My albums, and my songs for that matter, are like snapshots of time in my life. As long as I’m living and experiencing, new inspirations and new music always arises. Each album is special to me in its own way and I’m proud of each one for what it is. I do think that my music has evolved with each album. With my latest one, Next Ride Out, I’ve become a lot closer to the sound that I’ve always wanted to accomplish. I worked with a producer on Next Ride Out, Michael Molenda. All my other albums were self-produced. Working with Molenda gave me a lot of different options in the studio that I didn’t have before and opened up new sonic possibilities for me, which I think is evident on the new album.
You are known for your engaging live shows. Do you pre-plan your performances or do you see where the crowd takes you once a show starts?
It sometimes depends on the venue or the type of show, but I usually see where the crowd takes me. I used to always make set lists before a show. For the past few years I stopped doing that (for my solo shows) because even when I had a set list, I always used to change the order of the songs depending on the audience. Sometimes I’ll plan on playing a certain song and then I’ll start talking about a story that spontaneously leads me to a different song so I’ll play that instead. Performing is so much fun to me and every show is different, which I love!
Do you ever find yourself nervous or with stage fright before a performance? If so, how do you overcome it?
I’ve never had stage fright. When I first started out, I’m sure I would get a little nervous. I don’t really remember. Now, most of the time I’m just a little out of sorts while I’m getting ready for a show. And it’s not nervousness about performing; I think it’s mostly excitement. Then once I’m on stage, I just feel in my element and happy.
You regularly perform benefit shows or shows that are supporting various causes. What influenced your decision to start doing this and how do you feel you are able to help raise awareness through your music?
When I first started performing, I played regularly at retirement centers. I knew they were looking for entertainment and it felt good to sing for elderly people who maybe didn’t have many visitors. I volunteered at a lot of these places for a couple years and it gave me good experience to perform in front of an audience, but mostly I loved visiting the residents and talking with them and bringing them some music for the day. From then on I knew in my heart that I wanted to devote a lot of my time to basically doing good things for organizations that needed some support, and I knew there must be a way I could keep doing that with my music.
It’s very easy to raise awareness for a cause through music because if you promote a benefit show to people, you’re giving them a night of live music in addition to letting them know that their door charge will go towards a great cause, for example. I teamed up with a non-profit based in San Francisco called Muttville, which is a senior dog rescue organization, for my CD release party for Next Ride Out. We did tons of joint-promotion and got the word out about the cause as well as my new album. It’s a win-win, and it’s something I want to keep doing for the rest of my career whenever I can.
What musical styles or periods do you find yourself most drawn to as a listener? What current artist do you most admire? Why?
I grew up on rock and roll and pop and also country. When all is said and done, the acoustic sound is what always goes straight to my heart. I’m drawn to a lot of country-style songs. Jackie Greene is a current artist who I really admire because his blend of rock, Americana, and country sounds are really great and he definitely stays true to his artistry. He’s a genuine "indie" in the sense that he has been climbing his way up on his own terms, without relying on heavy radio play or big productions, and that’s inspiring to me.
What have you found to be the hardest part of maintaining a career in music?
The biggest struggle that I’ve faced in my career is the preconception that some people have in the industry of female musicians. Some industry people have a preconceived notion that any girl with an acoustic guitar is going to go up on stage and sing something like the "Smelly Cat" song by Phoebe on the show "Friends." A lot of times, bookers or promoters are less than professional towards me until they actually see me perform, or see that I’ve done my job. Even then, half the time a lot of them see me as a "young girl," so they assume that I don’t know what I’m doing and tend to step on my toes or force their advice on me. They don’t know that I’ve had years of experience in the music business, run my own label, and tour the country, and they tend to make premature judgments. Of course this doesn’t happen all the time, and it certainly doesn’t affect my decision in staying in the business, but I think it’s important to mention. People from the old-school industry of the music business need to understand that times have changed from the big-label-is-everything days. There’s a new breed of indie artists currently who are in charge of their own careers and deserve to be paid fairly and treated with respect and professionalism, no matter their genre, age, or gender.
You mentioned the shift that has happened the last few years with the success or non success of major labels. If you had the opportunity to be signed with a major label would you take it or continue on your current path?
It all depends on the situation and the specific label's offer. I’ve heard many horror stories of indie artists getting signed and then losing all their money and getting dropped, ending up in a worse off place than where they started. I’m not saying that all major labels are going to rip off artists. But I also think people have a skewed view of the concept of getting signed. A lot of people still associate getting signed with success. Again, it’s that old school thought process that I think needs shifting. For me, getting signed to a major label was never a goal of mine. My goal was always to make a good career out of my music. During my journey, if a label offers me a deal that makes sense for me and will be beneficial, great. But if not, then I plan to continue working every day on nurturing my career.
What advice would you have for those interested in pursuing a music career?
Like I said earlier, if you’re good at what you do and you believe in it, go for it! You can’t go for it halfway though. Understand that it’s a full-on and full-time commitment. Being a music artist is not a 9-5 job where you clock in and clock out. You’re working all the time! I always laugh when some people regard artists as not having "real jobs." If they only knew! It’s non-stop and your schedule can be all over the place at times, which requires a lot of sacrifice. But if you love it and if you have supportive people in your life as an added bonus, it’s so fulfilling!
My best advice is, once you make the decision of taking on a music career, then put your all into it and work as hard as you can. Sometimes fairy tales happen where someone is in the right place at the right time and they get signed to some perfect deal and live happily ever after. But in most cases, like in most other careers, you just need to consistently get out there and perform as much as you can and work hard, and you’ll steadily see the pay-off. The other thing is, don’t rely heavily on other people to make things happen for you. Whether it’s waiting on a booker to get back to you or whatever the situation may be. Learn to take your career into your own hands and create your own destiny. If one thing doesn’t work out or keeps you waiting, find another way. And always remember to enjoy the ride!
What is a goal you would like to achieve within the next year related to your career?
I would like to tour more extensively this year to perform in places where I haven’t gone yet. Some places I have yet to visit include Texas, New York, and Nashville. I also want to return to Oregon and Washington to play, as it’s been a few years since I’ve been there. Touring is pretty essential to keeping up a music career because you find certain niches in different areas where people respond to your music and you gain exposure that way. I’m looking forward to being on the road a lot this year!
Katie Garibaldi is our Featured Woman in Music
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Twenty-six year old Katie Garibaldi is a singer and songwriter who tours constantly and has her own ...Twenty-six year old Katie Garibaldi is a singer and songwriter who tours constantly and has her own music label! Read our interview with this exciting artist!
CommitmentNow.com: You were named a Music Connection Magazine Top 100 Unsigned Artists of the Year in December 2009, WomensRadio.com has featured you as one of the “Hot Up-N-Comers” predicted to make big waves in 2010, and you have released six full length albums – and you are only 26 years old!! When did you first start making music?
Katie Garibaldi: I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. Before I knew how to play an instrument, I was always making up melodies and singing short songs. My mom taught me how to play piano and it’s a beautiful instrument, but it never stuck with me as far as triggering serious songwriting. I sang in the school chorus in elementary school and my teacher led us with an acoustic guitar. I loved singing immensely, but I remember also just staring at that guitar. I was mesmerized! I thought it was so amazing. The next year, when I was about 11 or 12, I started taking guitar lessons. I fell in love instantly with the guitar and I remember coming home from my first lesson and writing a song with the three chords I learned. It felt so natural and so right and I finally had the tool I had been missing to unleash the music inside of me. I wrote like crazy those first few years of learning guitar and started performing when I was about 15, and have been doing it ever since.
CommitmentNow.com: Your most recent album, Next Ride Out, features ballads, pop music and Americana Roots Rock. How would you describe your music?
Katie: It’s always such a challenge to describe my music because I think a lot of artists can relate to the feeling that it’s not an easy thing to slap a label on your art or your creativity, especially when there is a mix of styles blended together like mine. Labels can also be very misleading. When I tell people I’m a singer/songwriter, a lot of times they will automatically assume my music is folk music, which I wouldn’t describe it as. I have a heavy influence of pop music, but when I say that, a lot of people think of boy bands or Britney Spears. I would call what I play pop music with a evident tinge of roots and country. I grew up listening to pop and rock and roll—music with melodies, like the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Huey Lewis. Then I listened to more modern pop like Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. Once I picked up the guitar, Jewel broke out on the music scene and she was a big influence on my writing and playing. Throughout this, I was always a huge fan of country music and then I got into bands like the Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow. That’s a wide range of musical genres, but all of these artists influenced my style in some way.
CommitmentNow.com: Where do you find inspiration for your music?
Katie: I find inspiration in my every day life and mostly relationships. Since I grew up listening to a lot of pop and country music, the main topic of songs was often love. It’s always what moved me the most, in particular love ballads. It’s such a universal topic that everyone can relate to in some way, whether it’s falling in love, losing love, or anything in between. Inspiration can hit me at any random time and sometimes I never really know what’s going to come out of me. It’s like something inside of me will say, “I’m ready to say something. Grab the guitar!”
CommitmentNow.com: In addition to writing and performing your work, you actively tour, you own your own music label, Living Dream Music, and you are the San Francisco chapter coordinator of Songsalive!, a non-profit organization that supports artists and songwriters! How do you make time for all of these activities?
Katie: Truthfully, I make time because I love what I do! As corny as it may sound, I wake up and I go to sleep feeling blessed with a sense of purpose and with a fire burning inside of me to keep going. There are definitely times when it can get overwhelming, especially touring can take a lot of time and energy, but it’s all worth it because I love doing it. Actually, stress has always been somewhat of a motivator for me. When I have a lot going on, I work really well. But I’ve learned to be careful about not letting stress cross the line to where I’m feeling unbalanced, since balance is key to living happily. I love the business side of my career, and I’ve been pretty driven with it since I first started performing. I graduated college in Communication and Business in order to learn the tools of running my own label and marketing myself as an artist. As for heading the San Francisco Songsalive! chapter, it’s been a great way for me to encourage other singer/songwriters to get out and play and share their music. Many artists look at the music business as competitive, but I think there’s plenty of room for everyone’s creativity. If you’re good at what you do, it all starts with getting out there and getting your music heard, and that’s what Songsalive! is all about.
CommitmentNow.com: What do you like best about performing live?
Katie: Performing live is I think the best part of my job. It’s such a special thing for me because I have the opportunity to share my songs face to face with people—to tell them my stories that I wrote and hopefully get them to feel something. I’m a pretty spiritual person so I believe we’re all connected on some level. When I can sing a song and convey an emotion, and a listener is inspired to feel something as well, it’s a shared human experience. If I can get someone to laugh or cry or crack a smile or just feel something by my music, it’s so amazing and humbling. It’s like I’m right there with them in the moment and in the feeling. I am a huge music fan so I go to concerts all the time and when an artist moves me to feel an emotion, it’s amazing because it’s like they’re talking about me. (How do they know exactly what I’m feeling?) So I’ve been on both ends of the experience and it’s a really extraordinary and beautiful thing. On top of that, it’s just plain fun! I feel like I’m 100 percent ttotally “me” when I’m onstage. I played a show recently and when I got off the stage, someone told me, “You look like you were born to do that.” It was the biggest compliment I’ve ever gotten.
CommitmentNow.com: Where can we learn more about you and your music?
Katie: Click over to my website at www.katiegaribaldi.com. I’m also on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and you can find my music at various sites and stores, including iTunes and CD Baby.
Touring Singer Performs in her Hometown of Millbrae
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Local singer and songwriter Katie Garibaldi performed on Saturday afternoon in Millbrae, where her c...Local singer and songwriter Katie Garibaldi performed on Saturday afternoon in Millbrae, where her career first began.
At the annual St. Dunstan Fall Festival, Garibaldi played in front of a hometown crowd. She played for nearly an hour, including songs from a number of her albums, including her most recent, "Next Ride Out."
This weekend's performance was just the latest stop for the local artist who's been writing and performing songs for years.
Garibaldi, who was recently named one of Music Connection Magazine's Top 100 Live Unsigned Artist of the Year, first learned guitar while attending Taylor Middle School in Millbrae.
"As soon as I learned guitar I started writing songs and by the time I was in high school I was writing songs like crazy," said Garibaldi. "I started recording on cassette tapes at home and giving them out to friends."
In her sophomore year, she began performing. Starting at a local café and at the Mills Talent Show, she made the conscious decision to follow music as a career.
"I went to a couple of conferences on indie music and it was so exciting and up my alley – I knew it was right for me," she said.
Garibaldi continued playing at local venues.
"I performed at retirement homes in Millbrae, then all over the Bay Area."
Beyond that, she has toured extensively up and down the West Coast, as well as the East Coast. Even so, she regularly performs at benefit shows and fundraisers.
"I aim to give back regardless of where I am in my career," she said.
Garibaldi describes her music style as acoustic-Americana, with both a country and pop feel, and writes both mellow and upbeat songs.
"It's my dream job," said Garibaldi. "It's a lot of work but it's fun and rewarding."
Managing her own career and label, Garibaldi does her own website and promotional work. Releasing her first album in high school, Garibaldi, 26, has already recorded six albums.
"The biggest challenge of an indie artist is getting the exposure that big-label artists have," said Garibaldi. "It can be hard to get your name out there."
To support the local music industry, Garibaldi is the San Francisco coordinator of a nonprofit group, Songsalive.
"I showcase singers each month in San Francisco, giving artists a chance to play," she said. "It's nice to be on the other end of the process, where I am the one booking people.
This Saturday's performance at the St. Dunstan Fall Festival has become a tradition for Garibaldi, returning to sing each year for nearly decade.
"When I've been touring and singing elsewhere it's fun to get to come back here and play at home," she said. "I like to support my local town."
Expressive and mature Singer/Songwriter delivers Americana that rocks!
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Katie Garibaldi: Next Ride Out Expressive and mature Singer/Songwriter delivers Americana that ro...Katie Garibaldi: Next Ride Out
Expressive and mature Singer/Songwriter delivers Americana that rocks!
On Next Ride Out we witness a singer/songwriter with staying power! Katie's sixth album is filled with a mix of rock, country and folk and is an enjoyable listening experience throughout.
Katie Garibaldi: Purveyor of the World's Finest Americana Roots Rock
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"Next Ride Out is altogether vibrant and rich with lively performances, from strong Americana Roots ..."Next Ride Out is altogether vibrant and rich with lively performances, from strong Americana Roots Rock tunes, including "Hey, Hey Darlin'" and "Nothing Good Lasts", to upbeat catchy pop treasures, such as "Say The Word" and "A Love Without Chains", to moving ballads, "Falling For You", a heart-tugging gem sure to grab every listener's attention. The album also includes an enjoyable re-creation of Katie's song "Went Too Far (Foot In My Mouth)," which features Michael Gallant, Keyboard Magazine Senior Editor, on Grand Piano, giving a whole new spin on such an already likable song."
Read more and listen to interview at http://www.womensradio.com/articles/Katie-Garibaldi%3A-Purveyor-of-the-World's-Finest-Americana-Roots-Rock/4088.html
Golden Throated Singer of Americana from San Francisco, California
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Next Ride Out features ten original soul-satisfying tracks comprised of five brand new songs and fiv...Next Ride Out features ten original soul-satisfying tracks comprised of five brand new songs and five previously released and now rerecorded songs featuring fresh arrangements and performances...
Katie Garibaldi, Next Ride Out, 4.5 out of 5 Stars from Skope Mag
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"Katie Garibaldi seems to be the real deal here with her soulfully and emotionally drenched music. G..."Katie Garibaldi seems to be the real deal here with her soulfully and emotionally drenched music. Garibaldi's vocals seem to be so pure and real, which makes for one powerful listening experience...Overall, Katie Garibaldi and her new work offer remarkable traits such as: true-to-oneself-artistry, excellent musicianship and lyrics and vocals to die for."
Read the full review at http://bit.ly/katiescope
Katie Garibaldi - Next Ride Out, 4 out of 5 Stars from Swift Reviews
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"It's no surprise that yet another good album comes out of San Francisco, CA. Singer/Songwriter Kati..."It's no surprise that yet another good album comes out of San Francisco, CA. Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi, however, raises the bar. Katie is no stranger to music as the owner of her own record label, Living Dream Music, a recording artist and touring performer. On her sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out, she showcases her skills as a true Americana artist."
Read the full review at http://swiftreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-katie-garibaldi-next-ride-out.html
Your Daily Lick: Katie Garibaldi
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"Garibaldi's acoustic folk-rock should be a hit with the KFOG set: it's romantic, mature, and harmle..."Garibaldi's acoustic folk-rock should be a hit with the KFOG set: it's romantic, mature, and harmless. The edges are rounded off and the final product polished, but it retains an air of independence and personal expression."
Katie Garibaldi- Next Ride Out
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"While listening to Katie Garibaldi's music names like, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Faith Hill, Lisa Loeb, a..."While listening to Katie Garibaldi's music names like, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Faith Hill, Lisa Loeb, and Patty Griffin came to mind. With her latest release, Next Ride Out, Katie Garibaldi proves that she's both a wise business person and very talented artist that's going to be around the music scene for a long time."
Read the full review at http://cwsplace.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/katie-garibaldi-next-ride-out
Junior's Cave Online Magazine
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"One of the amazing parts to Katie Garibaldi is her approach to making music; simply with beautiful ..."One of the amazing parts to Katie Garibaldi is her approach to making music; simply with beautiful crafted chords and intelligent lyrics. This is what fans will get from Garibaldi's sixth album titled Next Ride Out."
Read the full review at http://www.juniorscave.com/Katie-Garibaldi.html
"Next Ride Out" by Katie Garibaldi (Pop Artist from San Francisco, California (CA))
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"Katie Garibaldi's latest CD, "Next Ride Out," is a folk-pop tour de force to rival those of similar..."Katie Garibaldi's latest CD, "Next Ride Out," is a folk-pop tour de force to rival those of similar singer-songwriters whose brands are veritable household names. Like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Fiona Apple or Ani DiFranco, Garibaldi is a soulful singer-songwriter of real – if largely unheralded, merits. Her writing is smart & nuanced, her sense of melody is hook-laden & immediate, & her singing is as polished & effective as it is affecting..."
Read the full review at http://riusawest.blogspot.com/2009/08/next-ride-out-by-katie-garibaldi-pop.html
Review: Katie Garibaldi - Next Ride Out
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"Next Ride Out...displays Garibaldi's eclectic mix of Rock, Country and Folk that's as Americana as ..."Next Ride Out...displays Garibaldi's eclectic mix of Rock, Country and Folk that's as Americana as they come, while also showing a more personal and more mature side of Garibaldi than we've seen in the past...Katie Garibaldi just keeps getting better with time; the girl next door with a magical talent and an affable delivery will turn a lot of heads with Next Ride Out...If you're a fan of Country or Americana music, Katie Garibaldi is a must-hear artist."
Read full review at http://wildysworld.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-katie-garibaldi-next-ride-out.html
NEXT RIDE OUT By Katie Garibaldi
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"Next Ride Out is a CD to be heard!...It's like a dichotomy of edge and angel, with Katie's voice so..."Next Ride Out is a CD to be heard!...It's like a dichotomy of edge and angel, with Katie's voice so angelic against the quirkiness of the music...Her voice is almost like Sarah McLaughlin, and a touch of Feist, on a bed of edgy rockin' grooves, country feels and memorable melodies. Next Ride Out is a strong album that combines the classic Country and Americana sounds, with contemporary rock edginess that lifts you high, and a folk quietness that calms the soul with Katie's voice."
Read full review at http://songsalivereviews.blogspot.com
I usually mix my set lists up between fast and slow, and old and new songs to have a good variety (but mostly play songs off my newest CD). The set time depends on the venue, but on average I will play 1 hour-2 hours. I don't usually play covers but once in a while, I will throw one in just to make the set different. If I do play a cover, it's usually a country song. My set list sometimes also depends on if I'm playing a solo show or one with the band.