Revelstoke singer songwriter Katie Marti plays the final night of the Revelstoke Street Festival in Grizzly Plaza on Aug. 28. Katie will be playing a selection of songs, including selections from her new album We’re all home. Here’s more on this great local artist and her new album from the September issue of the Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine:
By Bruce Thomas
With a sound resembling early Sarah Harmer and Lisa Loeb, Katie Marti’s new EP We’re All Home is a breath of Maritime wind within a beautiful B.C. mountain backdrop. The album was funded in part through a demo grant from FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings). The funding allowed her to expand her sound with a country inflected backing band from her home province of New Brunswick.
Katie imbues lyricism with the various intimate aspects of relationships and the influence on heart matters (Stay Awhile). Her sense of harmony and melody has a simplicity and candor that reveals an honesty that only comes from a music trying to reach the soul of the listener. Nickels and Dimes beautifully laments the complexity of making commitments, and the emotional toll when expectations don’t quite pan out. It’s as If the world is like the Illecillewaet bridge she stands on in her latest video for Nickels and Dimes. Katie seems to be chasing a muse that balances atop relationship status.
Since relocating to Revelstoke, Katie plays lots around town — a permanent fixture at the Revelstoke Coffee Houses in the winter, the Big Eddy’s Sunday Sessions and she closes out the Summer Street Festival, playing August 28 at the gazebo.