Saturday, Oct. 12th at 3:30pm – Library Stage
Katie Pearlman is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known to Northeast music audiences for her prowess on the drums, which she’s been playing since she was 10. More recently, she’s stepped out from behind the drum kit and sought to connect with audiences more intimately with her voice and an acoustic guitar. Katie’s recently released third album, Girls Like Us, features 12 story songs celebrating women who have been through life experiences and come out on top. It was inspired by Andrea Buchanan’s book Note to Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak & Overcoming It All.
While Katie’s previous recordings and live performances have veered more to pop-rock and jam-band stylings, Girls Like Us has more of an Americana feel and features a new band (including her husband, Jeff) and harmony vocals by Cathy Kreger and Jessie Haynes. Although she does not compare herself to any of them, Katie admires the musical work of Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack and Lori McKenna.