Montrealer Katie Moore has been called an alt-country crooner, an angel-voiced folk darling and even a seductive songstress. She says that she “just likes to sing.”
And sing she does. She cut her teeth on old-time country music at the Wheel Club and Sunday Nights at Barfly, Montreal’s acoustic country hotspots. The traditional influence seeps through on her recently completed and as-of-yet unreleased solo album, a collaboration with producer Warren Spicer (Plants and Animals, Orillia Opry, Timber!).
Katie plays in various Montreal-based bands, including Socalled, a hip hop/klezmer group that she has toured Europe with twice in 2006; country-folk ensemble Timber!, and Montreal’s bluegrass fancies Yonder Hill (featuring Angela Desveaux and Dara Weiss). Katie has also lent her voice to some recordings, including backup vocals on “The Storm” in Patrick Watsons’s Close to Paradise, and a duet with Lil’ Andy for Home in Landfill Acres.
Katie is most excited about singing her own songs. Her solo act is often a duet with longtime friend and guitarist Warren Spicer, but when the situation calls for it, she is joined onstage with her band, which can really groove. Her solo act can be seen regularly in Montreal at venues such as the Casa del Popolo, the Sala Rossa and the Divan Orange. She has recently started playing in other cities (Toronto, Ottawa, Stockholm) and looks forward to more traveling and singing.
“If you’ve heard her sing, you know that description won’t do it justice. Moore has the voice to make devils want to be good, even though they really really can’t.”
“Katie Moore: angel-voiced Montreal smart-alec.”
“There are moments when Katie Moore sings that make it easy to understand what it must have been like to accidentally stumble in on Joni Mitchell in some dive bar.”
Brendan Murphy, Hour