Songwriter Kate Klim Continues To Impress
Kate Klim was five years old when her family inherited a piano, nine years old when she received her first lesson, and 11 years old when an unsuccessful audition for the film Life with Mikey caused her to rethink her career as a movie star. This was fortunate, because the singer/songwriter the Boston Herald has called a “best best for folk-pop stardom” then turned to music.
With roots in Palatine, Illinois and Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Kate was raised on a steady diet of Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and John Lennon. Later on, her influences grew to include Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, and Chris Trapper. Kate’s musical success in her hometown led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
It was there that Kate worked on her skills as a writer and performer, and became involved with the music community that had produced icons like Bob Dylan years before, and Tracy Chapman and Patty Griffin in the recent past. Within a few years of her debut as a singer/songwriter, she was opening for artists like Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Ollabelle.
Kate has been recognized by some of the country’s premier songwriting contests. She won the 2010 Kerrville New Folk competition, and was a finalist in the 2005 and 2006 Mountain Stage Newsong Contests.
You can see for yourself why she’s one of the hottest young singer/songwriters touring the country when she headlines the Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion this Sunday at 2 p.m.