Stay tuned for the release of my new EP “The Art of Falling”! Coming September 7, 2018!
“Times Have Changed” is available on ITUNES and CDBABY! Request “Times Have Changed”, “Candy”, and my cover of Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” on WXPN 88.5FM at www.xpn.org
July 28th- Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
Access X Artist Showcase 5:30pm- 8:30pm
July 31st- Bourbon and Branch Philadelphia, PA
7:30 pm doors 8pm show with Nicklas Hughes, Eric Dash, and Sharon Lia Band
August 21st- Ortlieb’s Philadelphia, PA
7pm with Punch the Sun, Celia Tice, and Chelsey Coy
August 26th- Live on WSTW 93.7FM Hometown Heroes hosted by Mark Rogers
8pm-10pm more info TBA
August 31st -September 3rd – Club Passim Campfire Festival Cambridge, MA
Friday Aug 31st- 6pm in the round with McKain Lakey, Jessica Rhaye, and Kara Mckee
September 2nd – The Druid Cambridge, MA
12pm-3pm with Danielle Miraglia
September 6th- Swinging Summer Thursdays West Chester, PA
6:30pm-9pm outdoor performance Gay Street and Matlack
September 8th- “Art of Falling” EP Release Party Philadelphia, PA
Sine Studios in the Giving Groove Headquarters 127 S. 22nd Street
7:30pm with Dan Collins and Brett Kull
You are cordially invited to the release party of my new EP “The Art of Falling” in the Giving Groove headquarters on the first floor of Sine Studios. Doors are at 7:30pm. Opening the show will be the great Dan Collins and a special performance by Brett Kull! Champagne and treats provided. Limited edition vinyl will be available for purchase and benefiting Rock to the Future. http://rocktothefuture.org/
“I had many personal emotional falls and one actual physical fall that inspired the songs on this album. The songs are about getting back up again and choosing to follow the light after the fall instead of the darkness.”
Barbato brings great talent and a generous heart to bear on her new record, The Art of Falling (The Giving Groove, September 7, 2018). Musically, The Art of Falling is by no means dark, however. The production by Barbato and multi-instrumentalist Brett Kull (Grey Eye Glances, Echolyn) feels warm, hopeful and openhearted, brightened by Barbato’s delicate guitar work and sweet, expressive voice, as a singer and as a writer.
Also lending their talents on The Art of Falling are Grammy-winning drummer Jim Hines (Brian Wilson, David Bromberg) and the players Barbato calls her “longtime musical companions,” keyboardist Mike Lawson, vocalist Rebecca Rankin, and guitarist Matt Teacher.
“So, on this album, it was my music family plus Brett bringing his vision as a producer and musician,” Barbato says. Following the Giving Groove model Barbato chose Rock to the Future, a nonprofit organization that provides free music education to Philadelphia’s underserved youth, as the beneficiary of 50% of the album’s profit. Rock to the Future.
In addition to releasing her own music, Barbato composes music for TV and film, such as the theme she wrote for the movie Sugar, starring Shenae Grimes and Marshall Allman.
Katie’s unique angelic voice and soulful songwriting garnered the attention of Grammy award winning producer Obie O’Brien. Along with engineer Matt Teacher, they teamed up to record her full-length album at Blackbird Studios and The Sound Emporium in Nashville. Her solo album “Times Have Changed” features 9 original songs and a cover of the Irma Thomas single “Times Have Changed”.
Barbato is also a two-time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. She has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and she is a regularly featured artist on WXPN, the University of Pennsylvania’s public radio station.
Barbato is set to celebrate her new album at a release party on September 8th, 2018 at the Giving Groove headquarters (127 S 22nd st, Philadelphia, PA). For more concert dates and information on Katie Barbato’s music, visit katiebarbato.com
photos by Lisa Schaffer Photography
Artwork by Randi Lawson
September 26th- 118 North: Feature Performer with Hezekiah Jones
9pm Wayne, PA
October 11th- Live on the Air: Sound Stage with Nicole Zell
WCHE 1520 AM 5pm-6pm West Chester, PA
Stay tuned for “Art of Falling” tour dates!
Artwork by Randi Lawson