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Katie Knipp: Press

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"The Heart Miners create a bluesy torch-style sound that combines dark bass-clef heavy piano licks with flourishes of slide guitar.  Knipp's vocals punch through all of these numerous layers with Joss Stone-esque soul power and vibrato."

Jonathan Mendick - Sacramento News and Review (Apr 17, 2014)

"At first listen you'll immediately wonder how such a present & gritty voice, pounding piano lines & razor-sharp slide guitar can all emanate from a performer so delicate in appearance. Katie Knipp is a seasoned performer who will take you by surprise from note one & continue that musical journey down roads you'll not soon forget.  Equally dextrous on both piano & dobro, Katie's 'big' voice serves as the guide through solo performances & full band rhetoric with her current group 'The Heart Miners.' With songwriting styles ranging from dusty blues & pounding rock n' roll to delicate, ambling ballads, her message speaks clear: she's here for your attention."

Jonny Tindal - Hard Garden Studios (Apr 15, 2014)

"Darker material suits Knipp's sultry voice and blues-tinged songs."

Carla Meyer - The Sacramento Bee (Apr 18, 2014)
"One of the best female musicians in Sacramento"
Andy Soto - CBS Sacramento (Mar 21, 2013)
Sacramento’s bluesy singer-songwriter Katie Knipp played Harlows tonight and it was good. Really good. The crowd was enthusiastic and you could tell Katie was having a great time. This show was with her full band, and they served her well. All were good musicians, though the lead guitarist stood out in the mix and his fills and playing complimented her vocals. She performed a little over an hour, mostly original songs but a few covers including Summertime, Come Together, and Folsom Prison Blues. Her takes on the first two of those were close to the originals but with her own feel too, with Come Together being a standout. The original songs were a sturdy mixture from her four CDs, including a nice song for her mother written about her recovery form cancer. The songs from the latest CD were strong and stood out in their live renditions. We should mention that this show was the CD release event for her fourth and latest, an EP this time.
- SacMusicBlog (Oct 1, 2012)
"Piano and dobro playing that is sweet and soulful"
Dave Alcock - Sacramento Blues Society (Nov 25, 2011)
"In the bed of her languorous, slightly drawling voice, she lets herself drift on the emotion of the moment. Katie Knipp has a knack for sad music to sound consoling."
"A big THANK YOU to Katie Knipp for helping demo our mics at the AES convention!"
- Shure Inc. (Nov 7, 2010)
"Be sure to check out this up and coming star!"
Sadia Ashraf - N Magazine (Feb 10, 2012)
(Biography/photo feature on pages 114-115)
Awarded Honorable Mention for the songs "Brother" and "Eyes Like Birds"
Mark Furnas, Jim Halsey - Billboard World Song Contest (Jul 31, 2010)
"With a voice that ranges from smoky blues to smokin' rock, Sacramento newcomer Katie Knipp is a delight to hear. The fact that she writes her own material – and it's really good – makes the whole package even stronger. Knipp has a degree in vocal music from Cal State Hayward and has sung backup for Barry Manilow and has opened for the Doobie Brothers, among others. Recently relocated to Sacramento, she said she wanted this introductory concert at Harlow's to be "extra special." It also will celebrate the release of her third CD, "Midnight Mind." To check out some sound clips and videos, visit her website:"

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"Reminding me of the best days of Bonnie Raitt although the voice is different and you can write very good songs indeed. "Midnight Mind" has been a big and very pleasant surprise to me and I surely play it a lot on my radio show."
Massimo Ferro - Radio Voce Spazio, Italy (Apr 14, 2010)
"Katie's voice is a joy to hear in a world where so many contemporary female singers rush for 'ethereality' like lemmings at a cliff. Katie has no truck with 'ethereal', she's far too gutsy for that and she's one of the best Roots-related voices I've heard since Amy Speace." (Full Article Below)
Tim Peacock - Whisperin and Hollerin Magazine, Ireland (Apr 11, 2010)
"Bluesy singer songwriting young woman with a voice more mature than her years."
George Parsons - Dream Magazine, review of latest album "Midnight Mind" (Apr 6, 2010)
"A voice from the gut, resonant with singers like Janis Joplin and Maria Muldaur" (Full article below)
Michael Wright - Sacramento Indie Music Examiner (Feb 23, 2010)
"Blood curdling ballads with balls" (Full article below)
Johan Schoenmakers - Alt-Country Forum, The Netherlands (Feb 18, 2010)
"It is as heartfelt and true a collection of songs as you could hope to hear, while the writing and musicianship stand out from the crowd."
Review of "Midnight Mind" - New Artist Radio (Mar 15, 2010)
"Hot Damn! It's Dylan in a dress!" after seeing the performance of "Quiet Hell" off her latest dvd
Taz , keyboardist - Charlie Daniels Band
"Aside from her God-given talent, Katie is separated from the rest with her distinctive sound and insatiable passion to succeed."
Philip Towle - Performance Enhancement Coach for Metallica
"Katie is dynamite on both piano and guitar."
Matt Kramer - Pacific Sun Magazine
"She's one of the most dynamic singers and band leaders in the country right now."
Ukiah Daily Journal
Voted Number One Band in all of Marin County for 2005 and 2006
readers poll - The North Bay Bohemian
...“Katie Knipp is another chick with a guitar strapped to her wailing into a microphone, except she is really, really good. Quite a range on her pipes.”
Gene Mahoney - San Francisco Herald
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