Katie Phillips is a Sonoma County born and raised singer songwriter known for her powerful vocal style and collection of memorable original songs.
With a wide range of influences from Karen Carpenter to Led Zeppelin, from Lucinda Williams to Prince, Katie has a soul-baring approach to songwriting and performance that is refreshingly genuine and unique.
Singing since the age of 5 with her father, country-western singer songwriter Mike Phillips, Katie learned the ropes of being on stage right out of the gate. Katie went on to perform in numerous community theater productions throughout her youth, and was a member of the esteemed Art Quest Drama program at Santa Rosa High School.
Katie received her BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco in 2009, as well as a minor in music through classical voice study. After completing her degree she moved back to Sonoma County to pursue a career in homeless services for women and children, working at local day program The Living Room for several years. While music is her main focus these days, Katie is still an active volunteer and advocate for at risk families in her community.
Currently Katie makes up a third of Sonoma County Americana super group, The Bootleg Honeys, featuring the incredible musical and songwriting stylings of Alison Harris and Hannah Jern-Miller. Katie also performs regularly as a duo with her partner, local sound engineer, Mark Tarlton, on drums.