Have you ever needed to quickly (but safely, of course!) pull over to the side of the road so you could listen, undistracted, to the music coming through the little speakers in your car? Kate Stevens has that kind of voice: it moves effortlessly, like water, from point A to point B in the most indirect, entertaining and unexpected of ways. There is confidence in the playful balance Stevens strikes between precision and abandon: ragged voice breaks turn into lilting falsettos, whispery vibratos lure the ear into intimate, personal, soulspaces.
Since first gracing Calgary stages at a young age, this songwriter has won numerous accolades, awards and nominations but, instead of turning music into a competitive sport, Stevens chose to put her energy into connecting with and mentoring a new wave of young musicians. As a friendly but firm advocate for Calgary's Music Mile, Stevens has a mission to help Calgarians understand that a city without music, musicians or venues will never feel like a community. Kate Stevens: you sure know how to use your voice.
Biography by Chantal Vitalis