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Band/Artist Name: Katie Hargrove
Recommended if you like: Adele, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor
Story behind your band/artist name: Self-titled
Band Members: When Solo: Katie Hargrove (vocs, guitar, songwriter); In Studio: Katie Hargrove (lead vocs, songwriter), John Conahan (piano, organ, backing vocs, arrangement), strings from the Philly Pops; Matt Cappy (trumpet), Chris Farr (sax), Randy Capralnick (trombone), Ron Jennings (guitar), Ross Bellenoit (guitar), Chico Huff (bass), Erik Johnson (drums), Dave Schonauer (programming)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : currently living in the Chevy Chase, Maryland area – “Home Bases” would be West Palm Beach, FL, and Knoxville, TN, where I was born.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. Upon moving to the DC area, my first open mic was at the legendary, Gypsy Sally’s, in Georgetown. I waited for 6 hours for a coveted spot on the list and then performed some of my original songs. After that night I went on to book several gigs there! The Vinyl Lounge is one of my favorite spots in DC!
2. This past December I was chosen by the US Dept of the Interior to perform in the Christmas Music Program in front of the National Christmas Tree at the White House! I performed in front of thousands of tourists visiting from across the country!
3. When I first moved here I took any and every gig I could book. I can distinctly remember performing in one venue where the owner bragged about how he bought “seating” from a used hospital furniture wholesaler for a “great deal” and the “bar” consisted of soda and water out of a mini fridge.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and started writing music when I was 10. The first song I wrote was about labeled and judged as a kid. I won the “most original” superlative in Middle School and it stung a bit because I was so shy, so I started writing music.
Official Website URL: https://www.katiehargrove.com/bio/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/katiehargrovemusic/
iTunes Link: https://itun.es/us/9jNvib
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/54MunJfOjfPA7jrrr9EiMj
Other Links: Other Links - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Katie_Hargrove
CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/katiehargrove1
Main Genre: Pop
Other Genres: R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul