"When Katie Marti makes music, every ear in the room perks up. Her songs are stripped down and every word, every lyric, is essential. You feel what she feels, you see what she sees. She takes you on a journey and you re-emerge all the better for it."

(Nicole Gagnon, Sofar Sounds)

Katie finds stages in the most ordinary of places: a cafe, a backyard, a living room near you. Her live shows blend humour with humility as she engages with her audience through storytelling and simple, honest music.

Katie's latest single, Not A Love Song, was released to critical acclaim in 2017 and marks a moody departure from her roots. Or maybe it's a strengthening, as she digs deeper than she has before, tapping into a sound that echoes early influences like Margot Timmins, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant and Rose Cousins. But while she gives a sonic nod to her past, she also looks squarely to a future bright with promise. Hot off a cross-country summer tour with a head full of stories and a heart full of songs, she'll head into the studio in early 2019 to record her first full-length album with Zak Cohen at Woodshop Recording Studios in Duncan, BC.

 

Snuggle up and stay tuned...

 

Highlights:

  • Cross-Canada Tour (summer, 2018) with dates in BC, AB, Ont, Que and NB

  • Recorded and released single, Not A Love Song, at Woodshop Studios in Duncan, BC (2017)

  • Co-wrote and recorded soundtrack to Cabin James, a short film featured at Banff Mountain Film Festival, Vancouver Mountain Film Festival, 5Point Festival (Colorado), and at the 2017 Nature Conservancy Leadership Summit (Washington, DC)

  • Cabin Jams Live Tour with dates across the Pacific Northwest

  • Featured performer at Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, NB (2016)

  • Headliner, Summer Street Festival in Revelstoke, BC (2016, 2018)

  • First single, Nickels and Dimes, named a semi-finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition

  • Recorded debut ep, We're All Home, at Porch Light Studios in New Brunswick, with generous support from FACTOR and the Government of Canada (2016)