Origin: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan
Genre: Folk Rock
Kat Steih is an artist, musician, and educator with a philosophy of using improvisation to express the "emotion of the moment." She is an accomplished vocalist, sound designer, and composer, who has performed throughout the United States and worldwide, with a focus on free, powerful expression the whole time.
Kat's artistic path has not always been a smooth one. She has had to overcome obstacles including learning disabilities, performance anxiety, and a period of singing difficulties, which culminated in vocal surgery and a period of vocal rest when she could only speak for a few moments per day. Her release Hymns of the Huron, recorded at Willis Sound in Willis, Michigan by Ben Lorenz and Jim Roll and released independently on September 15th, 2019, was the first release after this period of trials. Songs from a Far Away Galaxy ... and West Park, produced by Samn Johnson and released in August 2021, is a light hearted, imaginative second release recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Kat is distinguished by her joyful and affective live performances, as well as her reputation as a creative maverick whose prolific creative output demonstrates her ethos of "expression over perfection." Hymns of the Huron has touched audiences with its spare authenticity and relaxed resonance while Songs from a Faraway Galaxy ... and West Park brings humor and imagination to Kat's repertoire.