Katie Knipp

  • Genre
  • Blues
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Winner★ Blues ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Artist of the Year ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Blues ★
  • Musicians
    • Katie Knipp — guitar, harmonica, keys, slide dobro, vocals
    • Neil Campisano — drums, percussion
    • Zack Proteau — bass, tuba
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

"Fruits of My Labor" by Lucinda Williams.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Blues-Americana that'll take you from psycho to mardi gras with all the feels in between.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

Neil saw me play solo at The Torch Club and the rest is history! Zack was referred to me by a good friend.

Tell us about how you first started gigging.

02.04.19

Been gigging 20 years. First gig was a cover band in the East Bay. Finally, after a year of that, I started writing my own tunes. I mainly played bars and coffee shops.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

Opening for Robert Cray at The Crest Theatre.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

Many years ago, an empty car dealership in Livermore. The food truck disappeared along with the people before we even got a chance to set up.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Beyoncé. Great to workout to and makes me feel sexy!

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt. Piano and vocals.

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

I play both solo and with the band, so lots of fun shows and festivals this year.

What's next for you?

02.04.19

Continue writing more music for the sixth album, promoting my current new release, gigging both solo gigs and with the band.

What's the story behind your stage name?

02.04.19

It's my maiden name.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

The Outcome, Peter Petty, Element Brass Band.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

My mentor the late Joe Barnett, Nina Simone, Son House, Lucinda Williams.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

Bonnie Raitt.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Never give up, and always act in love.

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