katie reider

katie reider

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"Pick what you like about the female folk scene and compact them all into one musician. Reider's definitely a VH1-style artist," says Ryan Horns of the Columbus Alive. If you like Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin or Sheryl Crow, you will certainly add Katie Reider to that list!

Biography

If you find yourself at a concert where roars of laughter accompany driving melodies and a soaring voice, you might be at a Katie Reider show. This folk-rock musician combines John Mayer charisma, with Ellen DeGeneres wit, and top it all off with a songwriting style reminiscent of an early Shawn Colvin.

Since her first release in 1998, Reider has been recognized by the local and national recording industry, winning 5 Cincinnati area music awards, landing several national airing spots on the ABC television network, and independently selling over 10,000 CD’s. The Cincinnati native, who now resides in Columbus, OH, has performed with several national and international touring artists including: Catie Curtis, Carrie Newcomer, Melissa Ferrick, O.A.R. , Shawn Mullins, Saving Jane, Over the Rhine, Freekbass, Cowboy Junkies, Michelle Malone, Antigone Rising, Ember Swift, Edie Carey , and many more.

Reider grew up surrounded by music and began playing guitar and writing songs at a very young age. "I started out singing for my family in front of the fireplace… when I was in fifth grade, my parents gave me my first guitar, a red Gibson Epiphone. I didn't play it that much at first, but when my brother started picking it up and getting good at it, I thought, 'Hey I need to give this a try.' "
In a day and age where independent musicians saturate the market in hopes of being discovered, thousands of fans will confess that Katie Reider has that star quality. You can’t help but be drawn into her world, whether it's at a live performance or through the speakers of your stereo. She will make you laugh, she may even make you cry, but her genuine talent and raw wit continually keeps fans coming back again and again.
Tune into Sirius Satelite Radio, Channel 30, The Coffee House and listen to Katie!

Lyrics

What's It Gonna Take

Written By: Katie Reider

You want to reach me,
but you don't know how,
my door is open for you

Your heart is angry,
I can see right through you,
but that's not the way to get to him

So, what's it gonna take to get you back to where you know you should be
What's it gonna take to let it go
What's it gonna take to bring the love back to your heart, well
I want to know, I want to know, I want to know what'll set you free

I know your angry,
I know you're hurting,
You got to let it go, you got to let it go

Your heart is searching for the
One thing that I know that can help you,
help you

So let it go, reach down into your soul,
And why don't you give it up, quit trying to hold on
Let it go, reach down into your soul,
And why don't you give it up
And find the one thing that makes you whole

Fragments

Written By: Katie Reider

Here come my fragments the words fall clumsily from my mouth
I don't know how to say what I mean or show how I feel
I yearn to share what I see, but
I can't paint what I feel but I know it's real. I know it's real

Cause in my life I've known no one like you,
your map is new to my eyes
Fresh upon my gaze strong in my heart,
I want to know the love that caught mine,
the love that caught mine

So can you see it the way I do, can you feel what I'm feeling
Free within your arms free within your grip
Moved by your breath healed by your touch and
I know it's real I know it's real

Lucky Boy

Written By: Katie Reider

You caught me right in the middle of it all
When all you really wanted was to see me fall well

You ain't that lucky boy, you ain't that lucky boy

You ride up on your big white horse you're gonna take ma away
When no one hear ever asked you if you should stay well

You ain't that lucky boy, you ain't that lucky boy
So you come to me crying, can I have another chance you say
But boy my love ain't flying in your direction anyway

So maybe it's gone that way for you before, you were the only on e and they adored you
This time around it'll be a little different for you, you're smiling eyes won't get my love for you, no no

So you come to me crying, can I have another chance you say
But boy my love ain't flying in your direction anyway

You caught me right in the middle of it all

Discography

"Wonder" (1998) Blue Jordan Records
"No Retakes" (2000) Blue Jordan Records
"I Am Ready" (2002) Blue Jordan Records
"Simplicity" (2004) krm Records

Regional NPR Stations have been playing music from all of the Albums. (X-Star Radio Network)WVXU, WCBE, WNKU, WAIF,

Set List

Set will last a minimum of 75 minutes unless contractually different.

There is enough original music to fill a 2 hours comfortably, while making it appropriate for the venue or crowd. We may do a cover or two, but most likely you would never know it. We stay away from the "popular ones". We strive for originality, we are NOT a cover band.