Katie Ainge
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Katie Ainge

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Americana Folk




"Micheal Morrison Reviews Katie Ainge"

..many feel good grooves with a pleasant singer/songwriter persona that is just a pleasure to listen to.... a fresh glimpse at an amazing artist and takes us back a few years – before everything started sounding like – well Nikelback. ” - Skope Magazine

"Marcus Drury reviews Katie Ainge"

Great vibe. Perfect for late night college parties, coffeehouses... Honorable mentions go out to amazing singer/songwriter hypnotic abilities of Katie Ainge. She has something special to offer and I have no doubt she means every word of every song she sings. I give her high marks for not being afraid to let it all hang out musically.” - IndieShark

"How one Singer Songwriter Found her voice."

For over 10 years now, Singer Songwriter Katie Ainge has been fitting words and music pieces together to make great songs and music. - Lifoti Magazine- Maria Nicolas


"The Hardest of Fights"- 2013
"Now or Never"- 2014
"Then Sings My Soul"- 2015
"Thrive"- 2016
EP- "Ashes"-2018



Katie Ainge describes music like colors on a canvas. She brings a unique texture and imagery to her songs. Ainge's music has a soothing acoustical quality to it while the powerful lyrics draw you in. Not afraid to tell the truth and making no attempts to sugarcoat reality her songs ring home to the listener. This becomes most apparent during her live performances when she delivers her music with strong emotion and passion.

 Katie has been involved with music ever since she can remember. She started her musical journey at a very young age by taking piano lessons and she was so excited that she would skip ahead through lessons and memorize all the songs in every book. At the same time she also participated in children choirs and loved performing. After her first experiences on stage she knew that is where she belonged.

She soon began playing the clarinet in elementary school and then switched to the oboe in middle school. Her grandfather played the bass guitar during the 60’s in an Akron, Ohio, band called the “Blues Society” and loved to tell stories of those times. When he passed away her older sister bought a bass guitar to help remember him. She picked up that bass guitar at age 11 and fell in love with Jazz music. She played in her middle school, high school, and college jazz bands. She also played the bass in a few project bands.

She wrote her first song “Walk Away” when she was 14 and couldn’t stop writing music after that. She started playing in bands and writing songs on her own, while collaborating with other musicians. It was difficult to write songs when playing the bass guitar, so she turned back to the piano, and then her brother taught her to play the acoustic guitar, and the music started to pour out.

Over the past few years Katie discovered that she loved Folk music and changed the direction of her music to fit that genre. She found a Folk/ Americana band to play the mandolin and sing in opening up herself to a new sound and experience. Finally, Katie found her way to her new style. She has recorded 4 CD’s with each one uniquely different, but in 2018 has released a 3 song EP that is groundbreaking for her new Folk sound, with a lot more music to come.

"For me music is like colors on a canvas. When I hear music I see color." Katie has said. "Writing songs is like this thing inside of me dying to get out."

Katie loves to perform live and finds herself completely at home on stage with just her acoustic guitar and passionate voice.  She says, "It is the place where I am most comfortable, and where I fit in this big world.”


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