How to describe singer-songwriter Katherine Rondeau? Her voice – strong, soulful, warm – rings out like a bell on a clear summer’s night. Her songs – honest, rousing, reeling – come up from her bones and get translated straight through her heart. The Princeton Folk Song Society may have said it best: “Don't miss Katherine Rondeau's silky voice and beautiful playing. Be warned: she will mesmerize you!”
A back-to-back Philadelphia Folk Festival performer (2015 and 2016), Katherine's musical path builds on a broad range of influences – from Odetta and Jean Ritchie to Lucinda Williams and Meiko. From her earliest concerts held on suburban NJ sidewalks to current haunts like Godfrey Daniels, the Folk Project, Mermaid Inn, Burlap & Bean, and Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, Katherine's folk roots are at the foundation of every performance. Whether she’s headlining or sharing a stage with performers like Tracy Grammer and Lizanne Knott, Katherine’s shows leave audiences soul-satisfied and yearning for more.
New Hope Chateau, Katherine's first fully-produced full-length CD, is nearing completion at MorningStar Studios and scheduled for release in late 2016.