Katie Knipp

Katie Knipp

 Sacramento, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

A new soul to her music that incorporates sounds remeniscent of southern rock, blues, and torch piano moodiness, harmonica hungry alt-country, emoting from humor to the dark and tragic

Biography

Beginning college, Katie believed it would be practical to major in medicine. Singing in a rendition of Mozart’s Requiem changed this future path. The haunting beauty of the music made tears roll down her face, and she knew that, in order to follow her heart, she would dedicate herself and her studies to music. Driven to continually grow, she taught herself guitar on the beaches of California’s coast. “The waves would drown out any mistakes I made, so that I wouldn’t be embarrassed by wrong notes,” says Katie. As she dug deeper into her music major, it became clear to Katie that she also wanted to write her own material. Witness to a gruesome on-campus suicide on her 21st birthday, she decide she needed a change of scenery; she transferred to Cal State Hayward, where she would earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance. The dark experience of the suicide, however, would stay with her, and became one of many events that helped mold her writing into the gutsy, soul-on-a-platter type material. To date, Katie has released three studio albums, a DVD, and played hundreds of venues throughout California. Currently laying down roots in Sacramento, Katie has worldwide radio support, has opened for such acts as The Doobie Brothers and Tommy Castro, and shared the stage with Barry Manilow. Her music can be found on iTunes, many other digital mediums, as well as retail cds on www.katieknipp.com. Katie performs in several formats, from solo to full band. Equipped with a powerful voice, Katie also plays piano, guitar, dobro and harmonica. Her hard work has shaped her into a mature artist, focusing on the organic, free elements that reach people the most. Her style can best be described as torch piano rock mixed with blues and harmonica-hungry alt-country.

Lyrics

Eyes Like Birds

Written By: Katie Knipp

His love was like a sunrise
Both in time and beauty
Now he stares blankly
Like a stranger in front of me
Like a stranger in front of me

My feet turn into cannonballs
Making for a clumsy escape
From the truth laid out before me I was simply a mistake

His eyes his eyes are like birds
Flying away from me
Flying away from me

Old vines carry fruit that once was sweet
Now rotting in the sun
For the life of me he couldn’t remember
That I was the one

My feet turn into cannonballs
Making for a clumsy escape
From the truth laid out before me I was simply a mistake

His eyes his eyes are like birds
His eyes his eyes are like birds
Flying away from me
Flying away from…..

(repeat chorus)

Brother

Written By: Katie Knipp

Lyin, freezing, telling your pride the seasalts all you need
You’re barely breathing
Since he gave you
The needle, hidden under your sleeve

And all I can say is
We’re adults now
And all I can say is
Farewell Brother
Farewell Brother

Leanin, over, their leftovers for a life so pure
You say money
Is the devil
But I saw you go and steal her purse
Hair all grown out in pursuit of prophesy
It takes more courage, to hold up a mirror and like what you see

And all I can say is
You’re all grown up now
And all I can say is
Farewell Brother
Farewell Brother

And we’re all
In this
For the brotherhood of man
So we give you your space to
Do what you can

And all I can say
You’re not a damn child anymore
And all I can say is Farewell Brother, Farewell Brother

Discography

Midnight Mind (cd, mp3s)
Take Her Down (cd, mp3s)
Violent in Here (cd, mp3s)

Set List

45 min-3.5 hours of originals and covers