“The day had come for her to spread her wings,
Disenchanted with the way her life was going, and knowing that she could no longer ignore the feeling gnawing inside her to explore a life of fulfillment she knew was available to her, Katie Garringer did what any talented and courageous young woman with a passion yearning to be fulfilled would do – she learned how to fly!
New York City beckoned, and now three years after she answered the call, she is looking back on all that she has achieved in that short period of time with a sense of pride, joy and accomplishment.
Originally from Muncie, Indiana, classically-trained oboist turned singer-songwriter, Katie Garringer, who started to write and perform songs 4½ years ago, also plays the piano, the ukulele and the English horn.
She’s performed all over the United States and some of her notable performances include Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Global Musician’s Workshop with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
One of her recent accomplishments is the release of her debut EP, That’s Where You’d Go With Me, with 10 songs.
In two shows on Alive with Clive, accompanied on bouzouki by Mike O’Malley, frontman of Mike O’Malley + Beastie Band, in which Katie plays the oboe, Katie performed 8 of the 10 songs from That’s Where You’d Go With Me, as follows:
In the 1st Show:
- “Come Take a Ride” is a song about inviting someone to take a ride with you simply because you want to be with them;
- “Bird Song” is a metaphorical autobiographical description of the shift in mindset Katie initiated to leave her previous environment to pursue her passion in New York City;
- “Hold You in the Light” is an expression of support to anyone in the midst of a challenging situation; and
- “Kerosene” is about feeling overwhelmed in one place while wondering about someone you care about in another.
“Rain is fallin’ down now, the roof is leakin’ on my skin
In the 2nd Show:
- “Honeybee” is an expression of hurt feelings after being upset by the words of another;
- “Connecticut” was the result of combining feelings of homesickness with seeing the image of a butterfly in a church on a trip to Connecticut;
- “That’s Where You’d Go With Me” is an expression of Katie’s gratitude for her husband and their relationship; and
- “Paint Me” is a song that poetically captures the impact of being in New York City, with all of its contrasts.
“Paint me, o paint me in Harlem and Brooklyn
“Never felt richer, never felt poorer
And I’m always hungry but this city feeds me
Combining a vivid imagination with keen observation, a knack for using the written word to provide inspiration, and an ability to create melodies that leave fans in a state of admiration, Katie’s sound is a treat for anyone who loves to listen to uplifting and enchanting songs.
She will also amaze you with her ability to play her song, “Kerosene,” on a ukulele with only three strings!
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