Kate Schutt (www.kateschutt.com) is an award-winning singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer with a voice NPR calls “glassily clear and glossily sweet.”
Schutt (pronounced “shut”) spent four years as her mom’s primary caregiver, writing songs about the dark and the light of her mother’s journey from diagnosis to death of ovarian cancer. Kate wants us all to know how to show up for our grieving friends so they don’t feel alone with their loss.
Working with legendary producer/arranger Rob Mounsey, Kate just finished a new album, entitled Bright Nowhere. It’s an achingly real collection of the songs about the new landscape of loss she found herself in. The music is melodic and memorable; the sound is that perfect combination of pop and jazz.
Known for her heartfelt, literary songwriting, Kate’s fans are drawn to her authenticity and vulnerability on and off the stage. Her songs have won top honors from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and ASCAP.
Kate studied the influence of jazz on poetry at Harvard, and studied jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music.
After nearly a decade living and making music in Canada, she now calls New York City home.
Kate Schutt is an award-winning songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer whose voice NPR calls “glassily clear and glossily sweet.” She studied the influence of jazz on modern poetry at Harvard, and studied jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music. Currently, Kate is working with legendary producer/arranger Rob Mounsey on a new album inspired by her mother’s diagnosis and death from ovarian cancer. She spent four years as her mom’s primary caregiver, along the way writing songs about life, loss and (to use Christopher Hitchen’s potent phrase) “living dyingly.” After nearly a decade living and making music in Canada, she now calls New York City home. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx