Katie has been featured in PopMatters as one of the ‘best musical hopes to break out on 2016.’
Katie Kuffel is a composer and musician based in Seattle, Washington. Her first full-length album, Pearls, was released in October of 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her first EP, Animal Pragmatist, was released in 2013.
Katie’s songwriting is both innovative and thoughtful, with a contemporary sound that draws from blues, jazz, and folk music as well as her training in classical cello and jazz piano. An openly queer artist, she explores concepts of sexuality and femininity throughout her works.
With Special Guest Chris Ayer
Chris Ayer is a Los Angeles-based artist with a rawness of performance and poetic lyricism that combine to make something at once urgent and timeless. With sharp pop sensibility, and a strong nod to the singer-songwriter tradition, Chris defies genres, incorporating Pop, Folk, Soul, and Americana elements seamlessly into his music.
Born in California, and raised in Virginia, Chris has built a reputation for uplifting and emotive solo shows in New York’s lower east side, as well as inspiring collaborations with musician friends also coming up in the New York music scene – especially his close friend and longtime tour mate Matt Simons (“Catch & Release”, “With You”). Chris has played over 1000 shows throughout America and Europe the past few years, and self-released his most recent album The Noise, which he coproduced with Grammy-winning producer Will Hensley.