Brooklyn based- Texas born musician Katy Rea, has a gift for building hook heavy tunes with soulful and poignant lyrics. Her soaring vocals and warm guitar driven melodies have been described as “sweet and prophetic, anarchy soft rock.”
Katy spent her first years in New York in acting school and waiting tables in the back of a popular anti-folk bar, soaking up satirical sad songs. For years keeping her songwriting a secret, she would act in the occasional play and sing back up for numerous New York bands to get her fill. Eventually, she would meet her band mates - Jonathan Sumner (Lion Limb) Joshua Jaeger (Lion Limb, Angel Olsen) and Isaac McClung. The group plays regularly in Brooklyn, Manhattan, across the US, and sometimes Katy hits the road solo.
Her timeless songwriting and tender vocals draw comparisons to contemporaries such as Laura Marling, Julia Jacklin, and Stella Donnelly among others, but she attributes her sound to the jazz and soul vocalists that have always inspired her such as Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, and classic songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Syd Barrett, and Paul Simon.
Her debut EP, Same Kind of Woman, is a tribute to the resilient women in her life and their influence on her politics and desires. Out now!
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