"Darker material suits Knipp's sultry voice and blues-tinged songs."
"At first listen you'll immediately wonder how such a present & gritty voice, pounding piano lines & razor-sharp slide guitar can all emanate from a performer so delicate in appearance. Katie Knipp is a seasoned performer who will take you by surprise from note one & continue that musical journey down roads you'll not soon forget. Equally dextrous on both piano & dobro, Katie's 'big' voice serves as the guide through solo performances & full band rhetoric with her current group 'The Heart Miners.' With songwriting styles ranging from dusty blues & pounding rock n' roll to delicate, ambling ballads, her message speaks clear: she's here for your attention."
"The Heart Miners create a bluesy torch-style sound that combines dark bass-clef heavy piano licks with flourishes of slide guitar. Knipp's vocals punch through all of these numerous layers with Joss Stone-esque soul power and vibrato."
"A voice from the gut, resonant with singers like Janis Joplin and Maria Muldaur"
"Katie's voice is a joy to hear in a world where so many contemporary female singers rush for 'ethereality' like lemmings at a cliff. Katie has no truck with 'ethereal', she's far too gutsy for that and she's one of the best Roots-related voices I've heard since Amy Speace."
"Reminding me of the best days of Bonnie Raitt although the voice is different and you can write very good songs indeed. "Midnight Mind" has been a big and very pleasant surprise to me and I surely play it a lot on my radio show."
"With a voice that ranges from smoky blues to smokin' rock, Sacramento newcomer Katie Knipp is a delight to hear. The fact that she writes her own material – and it's really good – makes the whole package even stronger. Knipp has a degree in vocal music from Cal State Hayward and has sung backup for Barry Manilow and has opened for the Doobie Brothers, among others. Recently relocated to Sacramento, she said she wanted this introductory concert at Harlow's to be "extra special." It also will celebrate the release of her third CD, "Midnight Mind." To check out some sound clips and videos, visit her website: www.katieknipp.com"
"In the bed of her languorous, slightly drawling voice, she lets herself drift on the emotion of the moment. Katie Knipp has a knack for sad music to sound consoling."