Katie Kapteyn: An Introduction
Sometimes truth reveals itself through the words on a page, or in the lecture hall a college. But often truth is discovered in the unexpected places in life. A solitary road trip. Hot coffee warming cold fingers, the comforting words of a friend. A night spent laying to a rooftop, stars giving bits of light and hope to the darkness. A sincere prayer when there seem to be no options left.
The music of Katie Kapteyn deals with the latter, truth discovered on desert roads and in honest eyes. Influenced as much by her mother’s singing voice and family’s strength as the songwriting of Patty Griffin and Cindy Morgan, Katie is a soul whose sharply-penned verses find the meaning in the common. In a world of unceasing noise, in a society where Blackberries buzz and Twitter updates us all of so many things that never really mattered, Katie’s songs stand out with a quiet determination, as if both the singer and the choruses won’t be swayed from turning your eye to the eternal.
“This started when I was 15,” she explains. “My friend Kara brought over a poem called ‘The Sunflower Song,’ and I tried to put music to it.” Throughout her teen years, songs were...