19-year-old Singer-Songwriter based in Chicago and Orange County. Writer, performer, producer.
Kate Stephenson was born in Naples, FL to a composer/trumpet player and a violinist. She started her musical career on the stage of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra when she was in the WOMB! Her childhood consisted of violin, piano, cello, and voice lessons. She and her sister, Maddie Stephenson started writing songs together when Kate was 8 and Maddie was 10. Their first song, “St. Anthony” was written during a desperate search for their favorite lego character, Ricky. Maddie and Kate performed at several gigs together, and when Maddie went off to college, Kate began creating music on her own.
In High School, Kate began writing and releasing singles, and eventually, her first solo album “Lonely” went live on her last day at home in Illinois before leaving for college. She is most proud of her song, “Say Something” which is available on youtube. It was written as a plea for action on stricter gun laws, and performed at the Lake Forest High School Talent Show and at TedX in 2018.
In a very makeshift dorm room setup at Chapman University, Kate wrote and recorded her most recent releases, “Hurry” (single) and “Dearest Midwest” (EP).
Now, during COVID-19, Kate is working on new sounds. She loves using elements of sound design to further the stories her music tells. She is washing her hands regularly! Just in case you were wondering.
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