Kate Schutt is an award-winning songwriter, singer, guitarist, and producer whose voice NPR calls “glassily clear and glossily sweet.” She studied poetry at Harvard and guitar at Berklee College of Music.
Kate’s most recent project is the album Bright Nowhere, made with legendary producer/arranger Rob Mounsey. It maps the landscape of loss around her mother’s diagnosis and death from ovarian cancer.
Kate spent four years as her mom’s primary caregiver, along the way writing songs about life, loss, and (to use Christopher Hitchens’s potent phrase) “living dyingly.”
Kate’s TEDx talk, “A Grief Casserole — How to help your friends & family through loss,” has been called “nothing short of life-changing” for people struggling with grief.
Kate’s songs have won top honors from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and ASCAP.
She’s shared stages with Scott Colley, Terri Lyne Carrington, Julian Lage, and Bernard Perdie, to name only a few.
After nearly a decade living and making music in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, she now calls New York City home.