Not tied to a particular genre, Kate Howard prefers to try a variety of styles on for size. Kate is more pop than folk, but she can also be jazzy and is known to rock out on occasion. She creates memorable characters with warped minds and shattered hearts. Whether the song is funny, poignant, or a combo platter, Kate’s performance is always honest and captivating.
As a girl in Savannah, GA, Kate was in choir for 7 years. She longed to perform solo or in a duo or trio but was never selected. At age 48, she started singing backup vocals for Austin musicians. At age 50, Kate wrote her first song. At age 54, she's written over 100 tunes; plays gigs fairly often; and is preparing to release her debut album.
Tony Scalzo (Wrenfro, Fastball) says of Kate Howard, “Her lyrics take you to a place no other songwriter will.” Singer songwriter Elsa Cross calls her music “witty, authentic and heartfelt”. Celebrated musician Shane Cooley says Kate has “the wittiest lyrics in Austin”.
An original song performed with Purgatory Players, featuring Ben Jones and Seela
An original tune performed with Purgatory Players, featuring Guy Forsyth
An original song performed with Purgatory Players, featuring Rich Brotherton
Nov. 7: One-2-One Bar, 6-8, Dave Scher opens; followed by yours truly with The Glaucous Glee Club (Matt Giles, Noelle Hampton, Dave Scher, and Steve Schwelling) at 7.
I was honored and delighted to be a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, "How Did I Get Here?" Listen here:
Many thanks to Gerik Cionsky, Bob Crockett, Adam Day, Shawnee Kilgore and Caleb Roberts for the photos. Hats off to Dan Jason and M. Edmund Howse for the video. Their time and talents are greatly appreciated.
Imagine mastering an instrument and then mysteriously losing the ability to play. Musician's Dystonia affects 1% - 2% of musicians. For more info, message me or visit https://www.dystonia-foundation.org.
Kate is grateful to have worked with several gifted guitarists, including Jac Conley, Andy Casile, Shane Cooley, Matt Giles, Robbie Harris, Craig Marshall, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Ellen O'Meara, Brian Patterson, Jeff Plankenhorn and Roger Sollenberger,
At present, the best place to find Kate's music is YouTube. Search on "Kate Howard Gospel Brunch"; filter by date. Thanks to Purgatory Players & Dan Jason, there are over 25 videos.
Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out and let's make magic happen.