My new 4-song EP is officially released!
Check the music page for your chance to listen to the complete album and even BUY IT if you want too.
Big thanks go out to Mark Carman (my producer), Johnny Terrell (assistant producer) plus all the folks in Nashville who played with me -- Bruce Watkins, Aubrey Haynie, Mark Fain, John D. Willis, Eric Darken and Rie Sanchez.
Please visit my Facebook page, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter! If you use SPOTIFY please follow me there --- just click the Spotify icon above. I am also regularly releasing new songs on YouTube.
And thanks for all the encouragement so far! Much love and more to come!
Kate Stedelbauer is a Virginia-based singer/songwriter. Her musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, John Prine and many other artists and songwriters in the country, folk, and indie genres. Kate’s songs range from poignant ballads to bouncy tongue-in-cheek slices of life.
Words and stories have always mattered to Kate. As a kid, she was a voracious reader which developed her appreciation for great storytelling. Her own writing skills became evident at an early age in school assignments, poems and short stories. Her musical education began with several years of studying violin in school, and in time she expressed a desire to learn guitar. Upon turning ten years old her parents provided her first guitar, and with that, Kate’s love for words and music began melding together in songwriting as an outlet for her feelings and creativity.
At the same time a passion for singing was taking shape. Stepping up to sing the National Anthem for the first time at a school basketball game sparked the “performing” itch. Confidence in her voice and playing increased steadily as she began sharing songs with friends and family. Performing with her school choir for her last two years of high school gave Kate a more rounded appreciation of music theory and singing, which deepened her love for music, and motivated her to pursue a professional career as a singer/songwriter.
Kate writes musical stories that are lyrically rich, painting clear pictures of the highs and lows of life. Matched with memorable hooks, her songs evoke personalities and places that invite the listener to find a bit of themselves within. Her first EP, entitled ‘Mississippi’, released in March, 2017 on the MCM World Media label, distributed by The Orchard, a division of Sony Music. Comprised of four original songs, Mississippi is a taste of what is yet to come.