Katie Moore

Montreal, Quebec, Ca
Artist / Band / Musician
Acoustic / Alternative / Country
Katie Moore is an uncompromising songstress whose haunting music defies quick categorization; it lies somewhere in the no-man’s-land between folk, alt-country, bluegrass, and Americana. Built around a persuasive simplicity, each song is anchored by her voice. “I often get asked how long I have been singing for, and I don’t know how to answer that,” says Katie. “How long have you been breathing? It’s just a natural thing I do. I love it.” That much is obvious—enchanting, earthy, pure, real, open; these are some of its descriptors.
Katie casts her vocal anchor into a sea of lush and playful instrumentation. The musicians that perform and record with her include some of Montreal’s finest: Warren C. Spicer and Matthew Woodley (Plants and Animals), Josh Dolgin (Socalled), Chilly Gonzales, Joe Grass (Lhasa), Dave Payant (Silver Mt. Zion), and Mike O’Brien (Vic Chestnutt). She and her troupe of instrument toting friends have played at SXSW, Hillside Music Fest, and Dawson City Music Fest; and supported Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Iris Dement, Socalled, and Plants and Animals.
Her collaborations swing both ways. Katie’s natural, effortless timbre has been sought out as accompaniment by renowned artists. Highlights include Feist, Patrick Watson, Chilly Gonzales, Plants and Animals, and Socalled.
The debut solo recording, Only Thing Worse (Borealis, 2007), is a collection of mostly original songs produced by Warren C. Spicer. The album ties together all of Katie’s influences – from old-time country and bluegrass to folk and indie rock. Only Thing Worse was nominated for Quebec’s GAMIQ Awards, a MIMI (Montreal Independent Music Initiative) Award, and has held a steady place on College radio charts. The original song “Rush Enough” was nominated for SOCAN’s ECHO Songwriter Prize.
Katie’s sophomore solo recording, Montebello will be self-released in February 2011, on the heels of a successful Kickstarter.com campaign to raise the money to do it right. Recorded and mixed at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango and Treatment Room, it layers soul influences and lush instrumentation into her alt-country sound. Mention Katie Moore to anyone who’s heard her and he or she will likely excl “The voice of an angel!” Amid the songwriting, recording, touring and collaborations, Katie Moore has a song or two coming your way.
Discography / Recording Collaborations
Ivory Tower, Chilly Gonzales (Arts&Crafts, forthcoming) “Ivory Tower”)
Wooden Arms, Patrick Watson (Secret City Records, 2009) “Big Bird in a Small Cage”
Yonder Hill, Yonder Hill (2008) Various songs.
Parc Avenue, Plants and Animals (Secret City Records, 2008) “Mercy”,
“Faerie Dance”
Only Thing Worse, Katie Moore (Borealis, 2007)
Ghettoblaster, Socalled (Label Blue, JDub records 2007) “You are Never Alone”,
“These are the Good Old Days” featuring Fred Wesley
Close to Paradise, Patrick Watson (Secret City Records, 2006) “The Storm”
New Gentleman’s Shuffle, Timber (Ships at Night Records, 2005) Various songs
Home in Landfill Acres, Li’l Andy (2006) “Unreal Country”
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