Kathryn Claire
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Kathryn Claire

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
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Wanderer-Kathryn Claire- 2005
Homespun-Kathryn Claire- 2007
Morning Comes Too Soon- 2011



Early classical training naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. Kathryn taught herself guitar at a young age in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a violinist, singer and songwriter.

A consummate lover of harmony she has collaborated with the likes of Portland pop-rock stalwarts JONAH, Sassparilla, all-star Pogues tribute band KMRIA and The Portland Cello Project, as well as Hanz Araki, Ezra Holbrook, Chris Kokesh, Zak Borden, Heather Christie, Bryan Free, Matthew Hayward-Macdonald, Timothy Hull, Victor Johnson, Colleen Raney, Peter "Spud" Siegle and Skip von Kuske. She has performed her music around the US and Canada, Europe and has done several tours of Japan.

Kathryn's new album, Morning Comes Too Soon, was released in April 2011.  It features Jeff Baxter on piano, Jules Holbrook on bass and Scott McPherson on drums with guest performances by Hanz Araki, Ezra Holbrook, Andrew Lorish, Matthew Hayward-Macdonald and Skip Von Kuske. The album was recorded in an intense few days at the Secret Society in Portland, Oregon (with engineer Jordan Leff and co-producer Andrew Lorish) and has a very live, dynamic quality.  Explored in the 10 tracks are themes of transition, loss and discovery.  The songs retain the narrative and personal quality that she is known for while allowing a more mature sound to develop around them.