Katie Smith

Katie Smith

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Alt-Country-Influences include Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams. Young energy with an old soul.


Katie Smith's music is a melting pot of Blues, Folk, and Country that blends to create a contemporary style of roots music that cannot be denied. "She augments her beautiful voice by producing a breathless gravel sound when the lyrics called for an expressive kick." -Live New Orleans At the age of 17, Katie moved to New Orleans from Chicago and started playing at open mics, most notably the legendary Howlin' Wolf. Buzz about her performances got back to Danny O'Flaherty (owner of O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub) and Katie was hired as a resident musician. Playing every Friday and Saturday in the French Quarter enabled Katie to develop her sound. Having to play a bulk of Celtic music, Katie incorporated artists such as Lucinda Willliams, Loretta Lynn, and Steve Earle seamlessly. "KATIE SMITH is an exceptional singer and guitarist. Her moody and modest arrangements harken lonely city nights and quiet country mornings. Fans of NEKO CASE will no doubt like her stuff greatly. Somewhere, JOHNNY CASH just shed a tear and smiled." Katie's alt-country style and honest songwriting sparked interest in Nashville and she is in the midst of recording her debut EP with Dan Hagen Productions.



EP to be released at the end of February 2008

Set List

Friday Night
Running Into You
Bad Habits
Cool Me Off
Honky Tonk Girk (Cover-Loretta Lynn)
Her Being With You
Something New
When I Get Home From Drinkin'
Honky Tok Blues (Hank Williams)
Can't Let Go (Cover-Lucinda Williams)
Les Bon Temps is On
Keep Your Distance (Richard Thompson)