With her seventh full-length album, Follow Your Heart, newly released, and an endorsement deal with Breedlove Stringed Instruments, who worked with her to build her a new custom Master Class guitar, Katie Garibaldi has proven to be an artist with staying power. Based in the golden city of San Francisco, this determined and enthusiastic singer/songwriter/guitarist is an avid national touring performer who has acquired a devoted fan base, due in large part to her engaging live shows, and personal connection to her listeners through her music. She sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and her soulful and expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs. While she’s been compared to household names such as Sheryl Crow and Jewel, Katie has a characteristic musical style wherein her equally pop- and country-tinged folk-rock gives her a distinct and edgy sound—Americana with sparkling memorable melodies.
Her new album, Follow Your Heart, [Living Dream Music, 2014], was recorded at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Recording Studios in San Francisco, CA, and engineered by Ian Pellicci, and features some of the prolific writer's most personal songs, many of which are inspired by her recent marriage, and reflect back to her simple yet powerful message of the importance of having the conviction to follow one’s heart. The record also includes performances by notable musicians, including the Magik*Magik Orchestra [Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Weezer, John Vanderslice, Death Cab For Cutie, Glen Hansard], Philip Brezina [The Brothers Comatose] on fiddle, and Bay Area-based guitar aficionado Matt Blackett on electric guitar, and master multi-instrumentalist, Max Butler on pedal steel, mandolin, and ukulele. Follow Your Heart is Katie’s first full-length release of all new compositions since her award winning Next Ride Out album in 2009. In that time, the Americana songstress has toured the country, including regular trips to Nashville, TN, and built her business DIY-style from the ground up.
Guitar Player magazine calls Garibaldi “a gifted songwriter with a gorgeous voice” and Music Connection magazine says, “Garibaldi is blessed with a sweet and pure soprano, and we hear a sincerity in this artist that is real.” She has been named a Music Connection magazine Top 100 Live Unsigned Artist, received the Songwriter of the Year award from Songsalive!, is an active voting member of the Recording Academy, and winner of Emerging Artist Of The Year from the Indie Music Channel 2015 Awards. Katie was also voted San Francisco Artist Of The Month by Bay Area music blog The Deli Magazine, in September 2015.
Recently, the indie artist released her new music video, "Lock The Door, Lose The Key," a fun story depicting the adventure of a newlywed couple. The music video premiered in September 2015 on The Deli Magazine as a one-year celebration to 2014's Follow Your Heart. Garibaldi is currently working on a new EP, a return to her folk-driven roots, which she recorded in a Nashville studio that's seen the likes of country greats like Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, and George Jones, and features a mix of classical and country string players.
Katie Garibaldi’s new album Follow Your Heart, is now available digitally and physically worldwide. Visit Katie’s website or social media pages for more information about the album and tour dates. www.katiegaribaldi.com.