Boot & Saddle, Sugar Film Update, & More
Hello everyone and happy springtime to you! We have a great deal of exciting updates for you for the summer season including new recordings, shows, interviews, a movie, and the new band! I have been writing with producer Obie O’Brien and currently in pre-production for the new album. We are planning to head back down to Nashville and finish recording at Blackbird Studios in the coming months. In the meantime, you can hear some of the new tracks streaming at www.katiebarbato.com
I will be rocking the Boot and Saddle in South Philly Sunday June 1 for the Philadelphia Songwriter’s Project All Star showcase. www.bootandsaddlephilly.com for tix
We are excited for the release of The Sugar Film. Matt Teacher and I wrote the theme song for the movie and you can hear it in the trailer and streaming on the film’s website www.thesugarmovie.com. The film stars Shenae Grimes, Corbin Bleu, Marshall Allman and Austin Williams and follows the story of a group of homeless kids as they try to survive on the streets of Venice Beach seen through the eyes of a 20 year old named, Sugar. “Sugar” is featured on the soundtrack with songs by Cat Power, Hope Sandoval, and Jane’s Addiction. Sugar is now available on Netflix, ITUNES, and On-Demand.
I am excited to rock some great shows coming up this weekend and in the following weeks. This Saturday May 17-18 is the Italian Market Festival on 9th Street in Philly. It is a wonderful weekend to share with family and friends, awesome food and amazing music. I will be performing on the Joseph “Joe Brown” Tartaglia Memorial Stage sponsored by Connie’s Ric Rac. Joe Brown was an amazing supporter of music, a musician, and dear friend. I miss hanging with him on 9th street and I will be singing my heart out for him on Saturday May 17th. Music starts at 11am and I will be performing around 1pm. Come on out and see some of Philly’s finest local artists!
After hanging at the festival, I will be performing with Deep City Healers, Jennifer Logue of Rock On Philly, and many more performers as the featured artist at Julian Abele Park Spring Open Mic. The show starts 6pm 22nd and Carpenter Streets in Philly.
On Wednesday May 21, my new band will be rocking the Fire with some really amazing female fronted bands. Echo Victory and Swedeland! I love their music and I am excited to share the stage with some lovely ladies and debut some new tunes with the new band!
I had a really fun time as the musical guest on The Randipants Show! Randi Lawson is one funny lady and it was an inspiring show to be a part of. Tune into her second episode to hear my new tune
” Spirit Ride” and my cover of Carol King’s “Will You Still Love Tomorrow” plus our interview at www.randipantsshow.com A new, awesome podcast for you!
My tune ” Mercy Road” is featured in episode 10 of Sadie the web series. Nicole Agostino is a talented director and filmmaker and I am so happy to be apart of her wonderful series. Check out all of the episodes at www.sadiewebseries.com.