"Buxton knows who she is as an artist, and she doesn’t plan on changing that for anyone any time soon. In [her debut album] Something Different, she delivers a raw, honest, and clear message that only a real musician can."
- The Indie Sound
"Katie Buxton writes the kind of songs that you’ll carry with you for a while. She captures the uniqueness of the images that she’s hoping to portray through the complexity of words and coated in beautiful melodies."
- Music Dash
"You just know when you hear it. Buxton was born to make music, and the Philadelphia-native is no stranger to praise having accumulated a string of accolades in her short career."
- Ramona Mag
Katie Buxton is an indie folk pop singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Trevor Hall. Her music is composed of soaring yet delicate vocals and melodies with a focus on intentional and socially conscious lyrics. She has played alongside artists such as John Paul White of The Civil Wars, #1 writer Natalie Hemby, Dwight Yoakam, Trevor Hall, and Lewis Watson. Katie tours regularly across the U.S., playing venues like The Bluebird Cafe and Exit/In in Nashville, Unify Fest in Santa Fe, and The Middle East in Cambridge. She released her first full-length album “Something Different” in May of 2017.
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. The next month, 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. With the release of her single "You Flew" in 2017, she was featured as a New & Notable artist on NoiseTrade and has reached over 400,000 streams on Spotify. 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, most recently playing the 2018 Red Ants Pants Music Festival alongside Dwight Yoakam. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
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."
Katie uses her music as a tool to bring her listeners back to their own truths by speaking and living her own. She is influenced by the natural world, personal experiences, and the characteristics of our society.
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