Biography

With her violin and voice at the center of her music, Kathryn Claire weaves together stories and melodies rooted in her classical and traditional musical background while infusing each song and composition with an energy and electricity that is palpable. Her musicality and joy on stage is infectious.


Honest and poetic writing, crystalline vocals, impassioned violin compositions, and an ability to move seamlessly across genres, are the hallmark of Kathryn Claire's original and diverse sound. Utilizing the immense talent of her band featuring Allen Hunter on bass, Sid Ditson on violin, and Don Henson on piano/percussion, Kathryn Claire delivers her own unique brand of harmonic folk-pop.


Kathryn Claire has spent years cultivating her own style and approach to music as a violinist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter. She has toured, performed and taught extensively in the US, Japan, The Netherlands, India, Belgium and France.  


Her most recent solo album, “Bones Will Last” was released in 2017 and features a unique collection of songs and instrumental compositions.   

The album places her voice, violin, and writing, at the center of each track. Through the making of the album, Kathryn solidified her own aesthetic which is diverse in it's influences but decidedly her own.


She is currently working on a new album due out in the fall of 2019.   The album features Allen Hunter on bass, Sid Ditson on violin, Micah Kassell on drums and Don Henson on piano.  Kathryn plays electric and acoustic guitar and violin and wrote all 9 tracks.  It is being recorded at Saint Cecelia Studios in Portland, Oregon by engineer and producer Steven Lee Tracy. 

Press Quotes

"Claire’s deep vocals combine with exquisite layered orchestrations. These dark, provocative, thoughtful songs engage the listener and elicit deep emotions."

-ENTERTAINMENT REALM


"The instrumentals play just as profoundly, perhaps more effectively, as if stepping lightly around the graves of the forgotten and the missed."

-MEDIUM


“The instrumentals contain a dark beauty about them, while the songs burst into melodic gusto, the two continually born of one another.”

-HIPFISH MONTHLY


“Kathryn is blessed with a lovely, lyrical singing voice, and there’s a natural sense of flow and style to her performing as well as her writing”

-FATEA MAGAZINE



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