Like many fiddlers, Katie was inspired at a young age by her Grandfather. At six years old she told her parents she wanted to “play music you can clap your hands and stomp your feet to.” Hailing from Ft. Worth “Cowtown” Texas, Katie grew up playing in a world of strong fiddle traditions and music camps such as Mark O’Connor’s and Johnny Gimble’s.
After receiving an Associates Degree in Commercial Music in 2008, Katie moved to Austin, Texas. In addition to becoming a luthier and teacher, Katie leads many of her own projects. She has also performed and collaborated with musicians including The Jitterbug Vipers, Continental Graffiti, Ghosts Along the Brazos, Willie Nelson and George Strait. Inspired by many styles and cultures,
Katie’s voice and fiddle have taken her around the world. Currently the female vocalist and fiddle player for 9-time Grammy Award winning band, Asleep at the Wheel, Katie looks forward to every new adventure and opportunity to sing and play!
In this video you will also find Tyler Jackson playing the tenor banjo. Tyler is also joining Centrum’s 2023 Faculty this year for Red Hot Strings.