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Katie Knipp: News

2017 Sac Film Fest Winner - September 26, 2017

Thank you Robert Yoshino, director of the latest music video for the song "Parade of Pain".  His hard work won us the 2017 Jury award for best music video in the Sac Music Seen series of the Sacramento Film Festival.  

Nominated for a Sammie! - April 1, 2017

The Sacramento News and Review has nominated me for Best Blues Artist for 2017.  This is a huge honor for me, and also a very motivating nudge of encouragement.  To say that having 2 kids in the last 2 years has been a challenge is quite the understatement.  Here is what I have learned from the trenches of parenthood in regards to music:

1) My love for music has been tested like never before, and I can now say that the love runs deeper than I ever thought possible.  2) Every minute I get to practice or write a lyric is an incredible gift.  3) I will continue to put one foot in front of the other, learning, teaching, creating, and sharing.  Forever.


Now is the time to vote for me!  Please go to, login with your facebook, and find me under "Blues Artist."  I would really appreciate it!  The deadline for voting is May 29th.



MATERNITY LEAVE - May 18, 2016

While on maternity leave with baby #2, I am writing lots of juicy blues tunes for the next album.  Stay tuned!

Sac and Co TV Show Feature! - September 24, 2015

Recording while pregnant - October 27, 2014

I admit it was a bit of a challenge recording in my last trimester of pregnancy.  Brian Poole of Sketchpad recording was very patient with me and assisted in the heavy lifting aside from engineering.  35 days until my due date, I'm happy to release the first of many holiday singles.  This one, a New Orleans traditional titled "St. James Infirmary," is fitting for Halloween.  I had the pleasure of working with clarinetist Otis Mourning, and he blew me away!  It can be purchased here or on the "buy cds/mp3s tab".  Enjoy!

Pregnant! - May 25, 2014

Dear Friends,

I am so happy to announce after many years we are having our first baby, due Dec. 2nd. Due to my pregnancy being high risk I was told by my doctor not to perform during my pregnancy. The old me would have been pretty depressed about this, but I now see this as a major growth and writing opportunity. I will accept this with open arms in hopes to not be forgotten by all of your wonderful supportive selves while I dive into new learning. For those that could not make Chickapalooza, enjoy the video clip. I was already 2 months along :-)  I plan on sharing more videos over the coming months. .

Lots of love and please keep in touch,


Katie Knipp and The Heart Miners - January 15, 2014

I am so excited to be debuting my new band, The Heart Miners, on 4/19.  On drums, Rose Cangelosi, on bass, Casey Lipka, and of course my existing guitarist Ed Stoner will still be on board.  He's got the best tone this side of the Mississippi!

Sacramento Film Festival - August 13, 2013

An honest to goodness real video was made by Natasha Alston and Amir Haeri to the song Gone to Town and will premiere at the Sacramento Film Festival in September. Stay tuned for ticket info and show time!

New Video! - March 12, 2013

A new video has been made for the title track of the recent EP, Nice to Meet You. Click over to the videos tab and enjoy!

On sale now! - July 19, 2012

The New EP titled "Nice to Meet You" is on sale now! Just click the tab that says buycds/mp3s.

Recording 4th Record! - May 28, 2012

We just finished tracking all of our parts for the latest EP last week. It was a blast! This year, instead of a full length album, I am recording 5 great tunes with more instrumentation than ever before-- me on piano, acoustic guitar and vocals, Ed Stoner on electric guitar, Peter Philis on Drums, Gerry Pineda on upright bass and electric bass, Samantha Olson on Violin, Chet Chwalik on trumpet, and Jeremy Springer on Hammond Organ. Producing this has been a wonderfully juicy project thus far. Stay tuned!



Radio Interview Link - August 26, 2011

In case you missed it, here's the link to this morning's interview on the Josh Tolley show, scroll up to the last quarter of the mp3 to listen

The Josh Tolley Show - August 18, 2011

On air interview scheduled for Friday morning August 26th, 8:35am pst. Tune in at

NAMM SHOW PERFORMANCES 2011 - January 20, 2011

It was such an honor to sing at the Shure booth for the NAMM show. Special thanks to all the folks at Shure as well as those who stopped by and said hello! Cheers to a fabulous New Year ahead!

AES Convention/NAMM Show - November 8, 2010

The AES Convention was so much fun! Everyone at Shure Inc. was so welcoming and supportive. Truly a great team of genuinely nice people. Not to mention, the best microphones on the globe. I can't wait to meet up with them again singing for the NAMM show in January!

Shure Inc. - October 13, 2010

November 05 - 07, 2010 Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA
For over 60 years, the Audio Engineering Society has been the largest gathering of audio professionals and enthusiasts on the globe, attracting delegates from over 100 countries worldwide. Workshops, tutorials, technical papers and the exhibition floor provide attendees with a wealth of learning, networking and business opportunities.

New activities are happening in the Shure booth this year. Stop by and see vocalist Katie Knipp demonstrate her voice on various Shure microphones. Our booth is located in the Moscone Center, North Hall D, at booth #1002.

For more show information, please visit the AES Website.

AES Convention/Shure Inc. - August 31, 2010

Proudly representing Shure Inc., my personal favorite microphone company, as the key vocalist to demonstrate their microphones at the AES Convention November 5-7th at the Mascone Center in San Francisco

Billboard World Song Contest - July 31, 2010

Awarded honorable mention for 2 songs from the new album, "Midnight Mind"-- the songs "Brother" and "Eyes Like Birds". Thanks Billboard!

Netherlands Airplay - April 20, 2010

Track titled "Sunday" off the new "Midnight Mind" album will be aired on the Goodnoise Radio Show April 22nd courtesy of Gerrit Caspers. Thanks Gerrit!

New York Airplay - April 17, 2010

Special thanks to Tom Bingham of WCVF-FM Fredonia NY for playing my song "Time" off the Midnight Mind album!

Airplay in Italy - April 14, 2010

Thanks to Massimo Ferro of Radio Voce Spazio, Alessandria Italy, for airing my new album!

Ireland Review - April 11, 2010

Well, having rung in the New Year in Ireland a few months ago, I am pleased to have received a great review from County Cork. Thanks to Tim Peacock of Whisperin' and Hollerin' magazine!

Ohio Airplay - April 6, 2010

Thank you Cynthia of WMWX 88.9FM for putting "Quiet Hell", "Release", and "Get in My Life" in rotation!

5 Star Rating from Sacramento Indie Music Examiner - February 24, 2010

France Airplay - February 22, 2010

Thanks to Ruer Michel of Radio-Aria in France to be the first to air a track off the new album, "Midnight Mind". He chose "Time". Way to go France!
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