unique. authentic. enchanting.


Don't Fence Me In

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.  

Select Yourself. Create Destiny

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.

What People Are Saying

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”. 

Pinata Girl

An original song performed with Purgatory Players, featuring Ben Jones and Seela

The Perils of Shopping

An original tune performed with Purgatory Players, featuring Guy Forsyth

Don't Do It

An original song performed with Purgatory Players, featuring Rich Brotherton

People, Places & Plans

On the horizon

Sun, 1/20: Saxon Pub (10:30) - Playing a show w/ Anthony Garcia on guitar & keys.

Tues, 1/22: Skylark Lounge w/ Brian McKenzie (7:00-8:30 PM) - Sharing a bill w/ Brian (Nashville/Rhode Island)

On the air

I was honored and delighted to be a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, "How Did I Get Here?" Listen here: 


Behind the camera

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.

To Your Health

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.

On the guitar

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, 

Finding Kate's music

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.

Upcoming Shows and Projects



Let's Connect

Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out and let's make magic happen. 

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