"Ridiculously talented... And her songwriting is the best part!"
-Ryan Combre, Owner and Host at Kaotic Radio
Born into a household surrounded by classic rock and poetic lyrics by the likes of Tom Petty, as a teen Katelyn Marie was drawn to country music finding inspiration from The Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash. She was born with a natural ear and love for music and began dazzling audiences in school choirs and solo performances. By age 15 she began playing guitar, composing her own songs and heartfelt lyrics while developing her distinctive southern voice style.
While still in high school and working part-time, Katelyn Marie performed at talent competitions and social events, leading her to earn a spot singing back-up for a local country band, but she would not be in the background for long. Her powerful voice and infectious smile quickly stood out and stole the attention of club and restaurant owners and promoters alike. She performed her first solo gig at the House of Blues’ Voodoo Lounge in Hollywood before her graduation.
Just a girl and her guitar, Katelyn Marie would evolve to pull together a band to accompany her performance at the 2013 Orange County Fair featuring her original songs. Her journey would continue through a host of both solo and band performances alike from Hollywood to venues throughout Southern California. In 2014, Katelyn Marie wrote and released her first single, “California June.”
Katelyn Marie’s vocal strengths have most often been compared with the two-time Grammy Award-winning Colbie Caillat, but with her own unique styles, sass and versatile range. Her raucous and bluesy sides will put your dancing feet into your boots, her voice can bring a tear when performing Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah," and her melodic storytelling in originals like Cowboy’s Wife, Fly Away or One Drunken Night always entertains audiences.
She is an avid and passionate songwriter developing and producing new songs on a weekly basis, and whenever or wherever inspired. Since 2013, she and the band have been steadily performing her original songs on radio and stage including a main venue appearance at the 2014 Orange County Fair followed by a growing list of appearances into the 2015 season.
A California native, Katelyn Marie has her sights set on Nashville as she passionately pursues her career and love of music - country music. Until then, she continues to write and perform often as a vital contributor to the California country scene.