“Katie Henry has one of the most expressive voices you'd ever want to hear, and the testifyin' material allows her voice and musicianship to lead the charge. This set takes the "High Road" to blues Nirvana! ”
— Don Crow, Nashville Blues Alliance
Singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Katie Henry has been absorbing the life-altering glory of rock and blues music since her parents first put needle to vinyl. From her musical upbringing in the mountains of North Jersey to cutting her teeth in the New York City circuit, Katie channels all of her experience into her own distinctive sound. Whether she is crafting lyrics and melodies, soloing on her Gibson SG guitar, tickling the keys of a Vintage Vibe, or belting out her favorite blues songs, Katie shows that her music has no limits.
Described by audience members as deeply soulful and moving, Katie has been raising eyebrows in the music scene throughout the northeast. Her live performance is packed with highlights that feature her band of highly touted New Jersey players and showcase her catalogue of well crafted songs. Jim Hynes from Making A Scene Magazine writes, "Henry has a flair for songwriting that exceeds many blues artists. It's a wide arc, one that encompasses roots, R&B, funk, pop, and rock."
Katie recently released her debut album "High Road." which has been getting airplay on radio stations throughout the country. Featured on her album is accomplished blues organist and producer John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Jewel, Robert Randolph and The Family Band), guitarist Jonathan Fritz (Lionel Richie, Rachel Platten), bassist Antar Goodwin (Sting, Wyclef, Lauryn Hill) and heavy hitting drummer Maurice Moe Watson. All songs were recorded at Showplace Studios in Dover, New Jersey
*Nominated for Best New Artist Debut Album for the 2019 BluesBlast Awards
*Nominated for Independent Blues Music Awards: Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Independent Blues New Artist, Best Female Blues Artist, Best New Artist
#1 Debut on Roots Music Report's Top 50 New Jersey Album Chart
#16 Debut on Roots Music Report's Top 50 Blues Album Chart - currently 8 weeks on the chart
#8 Debut on Roots Music Report's Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album Chart
#14 Debut on the IBBA UK Blues Chart
“"High Road" is a modern, contemporary blues album that preserves the traditional blues style while adding fresh, vibrant sounds. With "High Road" Katie Henry is musically fully on the fast lane! ”
— — Stephan Skolarski, Sounds of South
“'High Road' is more than a simple first album, it's a symbol that should quickly reveal Katie Henry to the world as one excellent artist, both versatile and full of sensitivity”