Katie Sontag writes songs that are honest and vulnerable. Her vocals, lyrics, and melodic lines capture audiences and take them on an intimate journey. She is both a singer/songwriter and song leader, weaving into her original works unique places for the audience to sing. At Katie's shows you will laugh, cry, and make new friends. Her music has been described as "a big hug." She also writes, leads, and teaches acapella part songs that have traveled all over the country and been adapted for choirs in Portland, Boulder, Austin & Big Sur. She performs with her band KT & the Love Notes and also leads old time sing-a-longs at residential care facilities. She has released two self produced albums, Still Breathing in February 2020 and Temple Under the Stars, a collaboration with her first band, in 2018. Katie is also a mother to Calliope Joy, an adorable 18 month old, who inspires her to continue making music that will be a small part of a better world that is yet to come for us all.
Two Time Winner of Homemade Jams: Songs to Grow a Better World Resonate Choral Arts' Songwriting Contest
“Sontag’s music seeks to move listeners to examine the deepest part of themselves” - Matthew Denis
“Sontag [...] has taken some of her frustrations with motherhood and turned them into songs. Some of them had the audience laughing out loud [...] Sontag’s music has been described as “transcendental indie folk,” but it’s difficult to put a label on it. The band constantly mixes up the mood and the tempo, never leaving the listener bored. While some songs are funny (“How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?”) others are so deep, so meaningful to her” - Ron Hartman
Katie has released two hard copy albums, along with various tracks on soundcloud, youtube, and bandcamp. Hear you can listen and buy her albums and tracks!
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McKenzie General Store, 91837 Taylor Rd , McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
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"Even when depression is numbing my emotions, Katie's hauntingly vulnerable music can stir up deep feelings--the exquisite pain of heartbreak, the warmth of a loved one's hug, the awe of a starry night. I'm always excited to attend her song circles, where she gently and encouragingly guides singers of all levels into sweet and beautiful harmonies, fostering feelings of joy and fellowship."
~ Yosef, Portland OR ~
"Such sweet, soulful, heart lifting, tender, funny, brilliant lyrical wonderfulness....all wrapped up in a delightfully refreshing voice! Katie Sontag’s songwriting will touch your heart, make you laugh, inspire tears, have you singing along, make you feel like you truly belong! And of course, you do!"
~ Cathy Baker, Choir Director, Victoria,BC ~
Yesterday I was in line, waiting to check out at Grocery Outlet. The woman in front of me was talking to the cashier saying, “Yesterday I listened to some music and it changed my mood and my entire day.” I always love to hear about music that inspires people and asked her who she was listening to, expecting something mainstream. When she said Katie Sontag, we had a shared moment of love and appreciation for Katie's music! Not only is her music helping to shift and uplift people’s lives, she is also bringing people together out in the community. ~Tikka Bee, Eugene, OR~
“Katie Sontag has a passionate personality. She doesn’t believe in doing anything halfway when she finds something that really strikes her fancy. Take her band, for instance. KT & The Love Notes is all about love – the good, bad and the ugly aspects of it. It also includes the love of a baby, the love of our neighbors, the love of society.” - Ron Hartman