Music has been a part of Katie Buxton’s life since the beginning. Her journey in song began with humming in the car before she could talk. Throughout elementary and middle school she was trained in voice and guitar and continued her musical training and experimentation in high school with rock bands, songwriting, and Berklee’s Five Week Performance Program, where she was a finalist in the Songwriting Showcase and received mentorship from singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick and Sally Taylor, songwriter and daughter of James Taylor.
Katie moved from her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 to attend Belmont University for Songwriting. In the fall of 2015 she was accepted into Belmont’s Bear House Writer Management as well as the ASCAP Writers Showcase and started recording her first EP. In April of 2016 she was one of ten to work with and receive songwriting critiques from Desmond Child for two days; the same year, she was chosen as a finalist in the 2016 American Songwriting Awards with her song "Painted Hearts", and in September 2016 played Unify Fest with Trevor Hall and Mike Love. With the release of her single "You Flew", she was featured as a New & Notable artist on the NoiseTrade homepage, as well as under the site's Top Downloads. In October 2016, Katie performed as a semi-finalist in the Music City Big Break Concert Series and just a few days later made her debut at the world famous Bluebird Cafe. Katie tours the U.S. regularly and has shared the stage with several accomplished artists and songwriters, including Lewis Watson, John Paul White (previously of The Civil Wars), ACM Song of the Year winner Natalie Hemby and #1 writers Heather Morgan and Kelley Lovelace.
Katie uses her music as a tool to bring to light topics that everyone can relate to but usually don't talk about - she strives to bring her listeners back to their own truths by speaking and living her own. She is influenced by artists like Ben Rector, Nahko & Medicine for the People, and Liz Longley, as well as the natural world, personal experiences, and the characteristics of our society.
Katie’s music can be found on all major digital music platforms. Her first full-length album, Something Different, was released on all digital platforms May 25th, 2017. In her own words, "Something Different is how I see the world we're all working towards - where peace and awareness for everything around us is abundant and everything is in balance. Where every person feels free to speak and live their truth. These songs are exactly that - they are my truth and my way of working to make this world better."