Katie Stump
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Katie Stump

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Pop Country




"Katie Stump Reaches #1"

Katie is #1 singer/songwriter in Los Angeles on ReverbNation. #2 in the globe and Top 10 All Genre! - ReverbNation Charts

"NAMM Performance Review"

Katie graced the NAMM Acoustic Stage Saturday night with her emotional lyrics and vibrant melodies. - Daily Trojan

"NAMM Performance Review"

Katie Stump is a songwriting prodigy from Fullerton, and plays a pretty mean guitar as well. - OC Weekly

"LIVE Radio Interview"

LIVE On-Air Interview with Katie Stump and Jason Feddy on KX 93.5 Laguna. - KX 93.5

"Favorite EP of 2015"

Favorite EP of 2015: Katie Stump
It was Katie Stump’s country-pop EP, Feels Like Home that stole my heart this year. - Lemonade Magazine

"First Place in USA Songwriting Competition"

'Treasure Map' Won First Prize for Lyrics Only Category in U.S.A. Songwriting Competition" - The U.S.A. Songwriting Competition

"EP Review"

EP Review from Lemonade Magazine - Standout Tracks "Stutter" and It's Alright" - Lemonade Magazine

"Prime TV Interview"

Artist Sit Down: Katie Stump & Treasure Map performance on Prime TV - Prime TV

"Music Review"

At 21 she’s already written a lifetime’s worth of songs, yet “Treasure Map”... - The Autumn Roses

"USC Music School Press"

Katie Stump and new EP “Feels Like Home” were recently featured on KCAL 9 and E! News. - USC Thornton School of Music

"Music Review"

If country pop is looking for an amazing new face and name, then it needs to check out Katie Stump. - Hits In The Sticks

"New EP Interview"

Interview with Katie Stump about her new EP with Daily Trojan USC paper. - Daily Trojan

"Music Review"

“It’s Alright” is the best song off Katie Stump’s new EP, Feels Like Home. It’s a bright, sunny song from a promising new artist. - Berkeley Place Blog

"New Album Press Release"

E! News calls Katie Stump a Rising Star! Singer/songwriter releases new EP Feels Like Home produced by grammy producer. - Online

"Katie Stump on LIVE TV"

Watch Katie Stump's LIVE TV interview and her performance of new single Treasure Map on CBS 2 KCAL 9. Don't miss it! - KCAL 9

"Treasure Map Review"

"Katie Stump is one of the few artists that manages to successfully straddle the line between country and pop/folk..." - Queens of Country

"Honorable Mention for song Stutter"

Katie Stump receives an honorable mention for her song Stutter in NSAI Song Contest. - CMT

"Best Singer Songwriters in Orange County"

Twenty-year-old Katie Stump may be young, but she has quite the musical resume that many artists can only dream of having. With more than 200 songs written, ranked as a top 10 singer-songwriter in Los Angeles by ReverbNation and two full-length produced albums, Stump is a multi-talented force in the musical scene in Southern California. The support of family encouraged the young artist to pursue a career in music at an early age. She is now a member of the music program at USC completing her second year and has expanded her reach to venues all over Southern California including the House of Blues, Room 5 and many more. Think Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and Ingrid Michaelson and a hybrid of country/pop and you have Katie Stump. - CBS LA

"USC Pop Spotlight: Katie Stump"

While most artists her age scramble to record demos on Garage Band, budding singer-songwriter Katie Stump just released her second full-length album this year.
Her sophomore album, "Puzzle Pieces," shows off a seasoned songwriter who has grown significantly since her last release. Tracks bring the listener optimistic cheer similar to Colbie Calliat and bright energy characteristic of Taylor Swift.

Katie Stump has recently grown her YouTube presence with popular cover videos including One Republic’s “Counting Stars” and a collaboration with local singer/songwriter, Drew Tabor. Ingrid Michaelson even shared Stump's cover of "Girls Chase Boys" on her Facebook page.

As a live performer, Stump is a popular acoustic artist in the area playing at venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. In addition, her full band experience features other USC Popular Music students: Mike Harper, Livia Slingerland, Devon Eisenbarger, and Leila Milki, whose collective talent contributes to an unforgettable experience that rivals nearly any other USC Popular Music band.

We got to chat with Katie at Nature’s Brew before her performance at an acoustic night presented by Beating Lights and Mu Phi Epsilon Thursday night. In anticipation of her album release show at Tommy’s Place on Friday, she shared her thoughts on her new album, the show, and what’s next:

NT: You just released, "Puzzle Pieces," what has the reception been like so far?

The reception has been awesome. These songs are a lot closer to my heart and my own personal experiences than my first album, and I think people sense that when they listen to it. This record has also reached a lot more people, which makes me very happy.

NT: What's your favorite song on the new record, and why?

My favorite song is definitely "Ferris Wheel." I didn't write it to tell a story about a personal experience, necessarily, but more to express and create a feeling that everyone needs a little bit more of: that feeling being the joy and serenity that comes from taking in the beauty of the world around you, in spite of the challenges we face that won't ever go away. And I feel that the sound of the song on the record just perfectly captures the mood I wanted to create, which is in large part why I love it so much.

NT: Didn't you release an album just a few months ago?

The way it worked out with the releases, I was essentially working on two albums at once. By the time I got to the end of recording "Natural," I had all these new songs I was really eager to record and release that would soon become "Puzzle Pieces." There was so much material I wanted to get out there at once with different visions that it just worked out we ended up placing them in different categories, or two separate albums.

NT: How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it?

If my music was a cake, it would be pop singer-songwriter flavored with country filling and some folk icing on top.

NT: What can we expect from your show next week at Tommy's Place?

I'm going to be playing the majority of the new album with my incredible full band. Two of my very talented friends will be opening, beginning at 7:30, and there will be a full merch booth with physical copies of the album available, of course, and other fun stuff. There may or may not also be candy.

NT: How has the Popular Music Program at USC influence you as an artist?

Too many ways to count! The amount of talented people I'm surrounded by in this program is just incredible, and has influenced my writing in ways I never could have imagined. That kind of environment just motivates you to get better all the time.

Playing with my band (who are all USC students) has also inspired me to write some songs with new sounds I never would have even thought of before. I would absolutely not be the artist I am today if I were not in the USC Pop Program.

NT: You've been posting a lot of YouTube videos lately, what inspired you to do more covers and share them?

I just think YouTube is such a great way for artists to reach people that connect with their music that they otherwise wouldn't have access to. And in order to maintain that connection, it's important to remain consistent with the content you put out there. Covering other great songs also helps me personally to learn what makes the song so great, which in turn actually helps me be a better songwriter as well.

NT: What are your biggest inspirations for songwriting?

So many things... anything really, from a tweet to a conversation to a dramatic event in my life can inspire me to write a song. But I have to say, the thing that most inspires me as a writer is when I get to experience the music that my friends make.

I love having song circles at my apartment where my friends and I just go around and share songs we wrote that week. It's so special to me because, since I have such close proximity physically and emotionally to them as a person, I get the opportunity to understand where the song was coming from, who they were thinking about when they wrote it, and what kinds of music they were influenced by, which is something an average listener rarely gets to experience. And that just gives me a whole new perspective on my own life experiences that is absolutely essential and invaluable when it comes to songwriting.

NT: What's next for you?

I've been writing a lot in the last couple of months, and demoing the best new songs both for consideration for my next album, as well as for pitching to publishers, licensing companies, etc. I would also love to go on tour in the near future as an opener for a bigger artist. I'm planning on playing several shows in the spring around LA to promote the album but details are still in the works. There’s so much I want to do, but we'll see what happens! - Neon Tommy Digital News

"Teen Vogue Minnesota Video Premier"

Forget your fancy, cameo-laden spectacles — sometimes the best music videos don't need all the extra details. And in Katie Stump's minimalist new clip for her latest single, "Minnesota," the 22-year-old singer/songwriter lets the music shine. The second video from of her September EP, Feels Like Home, the song fuses mellow country with guitar-driven pop. (Hmm, sounds like another artist we know...) A piano adds a sweet backdrop, but it's the lyrics here that will really hit home. Who hasn't felt a pang for someone who's moved away? "I haven't got much inspiration since you been away / another day, another white, blank, empty notebook page," Katie sings softly. Whether the person you're missing is in Minnesota or another far-flung place, everyone's had that feeling at least once.
As for Katie, the California native will be headlining at the SXSW showcase in Austin, and that's just the beginning for her. One thing's for sure: wherever her career takes her, she's definitely one you'll want to keep on your radar. - Teen Vogue

"Katie Stump Live on KCAL9 news"

LA singer-songwriter Katie Stump stopped by the KCAL9 studio on Saturday morning for a live performance. For more of her music, go to KatieStump.com. - CBS


Feels Like Home (2015) 
EP - 5 tracks
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Puzzle Pieces (2014)
Full Length Album - 11 tracks
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Natural (2013) 
Full Length Album - 11 tracks
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Crispy Christmas Day
Christmas Single
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Ferris Wheel
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Born and raised in Fullerton California, Singer/Songwriter Katie Stump grew up in a musical family, and was encouraged to pursue music at a young age. Now with over 250+ written songs, 2 full-length produced albums, an EP produced by Grammy award winning producer, numerous songwriting awards, and ranking in ReverbNation's top 10 singer-songwriters in L.A., Katie Stump is quickly proving her worth amongst the most prolific singers and songwriters of today. Drawing from both pop and country/folk influences, her honest lyrics and vibrant melodies create a unique experience that pulls the listener into the beauty and vulnerability of the heart.

Currently a senior in USC's exclusive Popular Music Program, she can be found performing her original songs in a variety of venues throughout the L.A. & Orange County area.

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