Singer-songwriter prodigy Kate Diaz may not be old enough to buy a cocktail at Carroll Place tomorrow, but she’ll do a bit of intoxicating of her own once she hits the stage.
The 17-year-old performer from Chicago arrives with a strong pedigree, backed by Alex & Ani and regarded as one of Berklee’s brightest rising stars (we hear she does well at Harvard, too). She’s already released four acoustic albums and three singles, performing more than 150 solo acoustic shows around Chicago, from the neighborhood coffee shop to Lollapalooza.
Writes the Chicago Tribune: “Bright, singer-songwriter chops and a clean, clear, articulate singing voice.” Adds the Illinois Entertainer: “A songwriter wise beyond her years, an accomplished acoustic guitar player.” And this from Songwriter Universe: “An assertive rock/pop song which has the energy and full sound of a Kelly Clarkson radio hit–you wouldn’t guess that it’s a 15-year-old who wrote and sang this song.”
You can read all the reviews, and there are many, on her homepage bio. But the songs should do the loudest talking, and you can get to know Kate Diaz via the links below…