Katie announces the digital release of her first full cd of original songs on October 27, 2017.
Recorded by singer songwriter Chris Rosser the cd showcases talented artists such as LA blues musician Bob Malone, classical pianist Chad Lawson, and the jazz talents of Free Planet Radio as well as Katie's singing and songwriting. The cd graphics were designed by Matthew Fleming (Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile).
Drawing on multiple genres (ballads, jazz, folk, blues), these songs explore squandered moments, seductions, defeats and triumphs on our human journey toward connection with each other and our best selves.
Praise from acclaimed musicians for Katie's 2016 EP of original songs:
“Katie Oates doesn’t just wear her heart on her sleeve, but in her music. Few people I know have made as remarkable a transition from trained singer of classical opera to passionate performer of her own original songs, which she does with elegant grace and energetic poise. Katie's music inspires, entertains, troubles and lifts us, makes us laugh and breaks our hearts. She’s as good a person as she is an artist, intelligent and humane, sincere and real to the core. Listen, listen, listen.” -Si Kahn
"Katie Oates's EP is a magical blend of simple production and stellar vocal performances. Chris Rosser (recording engineer) has created the perfect space for Katie’s strong and subtle vocals to shine. Listeners will appreciate the top notch production quality as well as the high level of songwriting. Whether it’s a song like "Something True" that calls you to open your heart or a funky, smart song like "Keep on Talking," Katie has something to say, and you’re gonna want to hear it!" -Sally Barris
Katie Oates’s folk-rock sound (with hints of blues, jazz, and music theatre) is unapologetically intimate. The classically trained singer/guitarist/pianist/songwriter lulls and disarms you with expressive ballads, witty lyrics, and
flirtatious sass. Evoking memories of Joan Baez, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt & Karen Carpenter, her vocals shift from clear to smoky to a swig of country twang with a warmth that wraps you up like a blanket on a cold day.
Settle in and enjoy the music.
Katie’s song “Saving the Whales”
Top Ten Finalist
Connecticut Songwriter Association’s
2016 Environmental Song Contest
Click here to download One Sheet