Katie Garibaldi is a touring indie singer/songwriter and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her latest release, and sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out, produced by Michael Molenda, noted producer, engineer, and editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the most authoritative guitar magazine in the world, has catapulted the songstress' career into top speed. Katie has been named a Music Connection Magazine Top 100 Live Unsigned Artist and has been featured on the cover of The Indie Bible four different times. The indie starlet was chosen as the winner of the 2011 DIY Music Festival in Los Angeles and currently, Katie is an endorsed Luna Guitars, Reunion Blues, and Fishman artist. She has recently released a new single [2012, Living Dream Music], "Baby We're Really In Love," a tribute to Hank Williams, which is now available on iTunes. Katie Garibaldi is also the recipient of the Songsalive! "Songwriter Of The Year" 2012 award.
Katie sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and her soulful and expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs. An avid touring artist, Katie plays regularly in her San Francisco Bay Area home base and has taken the stage at some of the best known clubs in the area such as Hotel Utah, The Little Fox, The Union Room, Red Devil Lounge, and Cafe Du Nord, as well as tours nationally, with frequent stops to Nashville and has performed at Music City's (world-famous) Bluebird Cafe. Whether she’s performing solo or with a backup band, this bright singer-songwriter has a characteristic musical style wherein her equally pop- and country-tinged folk-rock gives her a distinct and edgy sound—Americana with a twist of sparkling pop.
Katie Garibaldi is an innovative businesswoman, the owner of her own label, Living Dream Music, a creative recording artist, and aggressive national touring performer who has acquired a devoted fan base, due in large part to her engaging live shows, and personal connection to her listeners through her music.
Next Ride Out features ten original soul-satisfying tracks comprised of five brand new songs and five previously released and now rerecorded songs featuring fresh arrangements and performances. Next Ride Out is altogether vibrant and rich with lively performances, from strong Americana Roots Rock tunes, including “Hey, Hey Darlin’” and “Nothing Good Lasts,” to upbeat catchy pop treasures, such as “Say The Word” and “A Love Without Chains,” to moving ballads, like “Falling For You.” Michael Gallant, Keyboard Magazine Senior Editor, is featured on Grand Piano on the track “Went Too Far (Foot In My Mouth).”
Critic Jimmy Rae of SkopeMag.com gives the disc 4.5 Stars out of Five, stating, "Overall, Katie Garibaldi and her new work offer remarkable traits such as: true-to-oneself-artistry, excellent musicianship and lyrics and vocals to die for."
Radioindy calls Next Ride Out, "a folk-pop tour de force to rival those of similar singer-songwriters whose brands are veritable household names. Like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Fiona Apple or Ani DiFranco, Garibaldi is a soulful singer/songwriter of real - if largely unheralded - merits."
JB Swift of Swift Reviews writes, "It's no surprise that yet another good album comes out of San Francisco, CA. Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi, however, raises the bar. Katie is no stranger to music as the owner of her own record label, Living Dream Music, a recording artist and touring performer. On her sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out, she showcases her skills as a true Americana artist."
Next Ride Out is currently being played on radio stations nationally, as well as many internet radio stations, including WomensRadio and Women of Substance Radio, and can also be heard on various international stations. WomensRadio included Katie on their "Hot Up-N-Comers” predicted to make big waves in 2010, and she was also featured in Sonicbids "Artists 2 Watch" presented by Skope Mag in 2010.
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