Katie Buxton is a Folk singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – currently based in Nashville as the majority of good musicians are – where she has defined herself as one of the future artists of Indie Folk in the United States, and eventually the world!
i have to admit: I don’t a lot about Indie folk, especially Indie folk from the United States. That’s not to say I haven’t heard of the genre of music before – or even the artists – because I have. I’ve heard of American Indie folk artists such as Tori Amos, Beck, Bon Iver, The Lumineers, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Waxahatchee, and Australian Indie folk artists Boy & Bear and Vance Joy, and other international artists like Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men.
Katie Buxton cites the intention of helping her listens find the love that exists in every little thing and making the journey home – especially if you’re stuck in traffic during peak out – a little bit less of a hassle:
“I strive to create melodies and lyrics with conscious intention, because I believe that spirit is the life force of a song. I hope to awaken my listeners to their own truths that light them up from the inside. To enable them to think differently and to see themselves in the world and people around them. To help them find the love that exists in every little thing. If I can make this journey home a little brighter for you, then I’ve done what I’m here to do.”
So where does Katie Buxton fall into the category of ‘Indie folk’ with the likes of those above? Well, for an up and coming Indie folk artist, and with a song like, ‘You Flew’, Katie Buxton is fast on her way to being able to hang with the well-known list of artists mentioned above.
I was recently send an e-mail with the above song attached, and while I dig the song – the slow pace of the song and the vocals – I thought writing a feature on an artists I hadn’t heard of before wouldn’t be worth it if I didn’t do my own research on the subject, so I went thought Katie’s Soundclound and listened to all the music available and chose the songs I enjoyed the most, that weren’t on her EP: ‘Journey Home’ and ‘Happens Like This’ – the acapella version of ‘Happens Like This’ is also worth a listen.
While I only did choose two songs from the list of songs Katie has produced, I highly suggest checking out more of her music. You can listen to each individual song for yourself below.
If you happen to be reading this and you’re located in the region of either Tennessee or New Mexico, you can catch Katie on September 18 and September 22, respectively, at Hound Dog Commons and El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
Katie Buxton’s debut EP ‘From Songbirds’ was released in March, you can head on over to her Soundcloud to have a listen of it now.