Kathryn Claire is part of a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her guitar and fiddle-playing exhibit a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and her rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Early classical training on the violin naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. While still a teenager, Kathryn taught herself guitar in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has since spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a guitar player, violinist, singer, and songwriter.
Performing is a truly joyful experience for Kathryn Claire, and her love of music is evident every time she takes the stage. Her charismatic presence and infectious smile have made her a favorite at venues and festivals around the world. She has toured and performed extensively in the US, Japan, India, Holland, Belgium and France. Strong fundamentals from her classical background combined with an innate ability to improvise and a keen sense of harmony has made her a sought after collaborator and allowed her to work in a wide range of genres.
Kathryn Claire has produced four solo albums. They include Wanderer, Homespun, Morning Comes Too Soon, and her newest, Shimmering Blue, a collection of cover songs. Kathryn Claire also collaborated with Portland-based singer/flute player/Shakuhachi master Hanz Araki on four seasonally themed celtic albums released in 2012 which received rave review in the US and UK.
She is currently working on a new collection of songs and instrumentals, both traditional and original.