Katie Ferrara is a 27 year old singer/songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles. Making regular appearances at the 3rd Street Santa Monica Promenade, Melrose Trading Post, Downtown Burbank, and various farmer’s markets in Los Angeles, Katie has carved a name for herself in the streets of her hometown as a “busker” or street performer.
Very recently, Katie won a Street Performing Contest called “Feeling the Street” which was sponsored by TOYOTA. As one of 6 other performers selected to play in a Global Street Band made of performers from Spain, Belgium, Poland, Colombia, and America, Katie toured internationally across New Zealand and recorded with the band and musical director Jason Kerrison inRoundhead Studios (Crowded House, Wilco, KT Tunstall).
Katie has also has teamed up with singer/songwriter and producer, Patrick Joseph to co-produce her debut EP which will be released in early 2016. Katie defines her sound as “Folk/Pop” blending the sounds of Leigh Nash, Joni Mitchell, and Feist into a smooth concoction of charming, yet sultry vocals centered around the acoustic guitar, piano and various folk instruments.
We have chosen the song “When Stars Collide” as this weeks Xtra Fresh track. It’s part of a series called The Street Sessions but is it good enough for us to play on Radio X? Take a listen to song below and then place you VOTE HERE. The results will be announced online on Saturday 16th January 2016.