Boston- based singer/songwriter Katrin recently returned from a successful twenty date European tour in support of her fourth self-released studio disc, Frail to Fearless. Marking her first international release, the new record features some of the most respected players in the industry - legendary drummer and producer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Hall & Oates, among others); bassist Tony Levin (John Lennon, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson); guitarist Bill Dillon (McCartney, Robbie Robertson, Sheryl Crow, King Crimson); and guitarist/harmonica player John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful).
Described by Metronome Magazine’s Douglas Sloan as having a voice “thick and resonating with body and soul, Katrin sings with the passion of a woman using her last breath on earth”, her career highlights include opening for Joan Armatrading, Chris Isaak, Huey Lewis and The News, and the Fixx, plus touring through Europe multiple times and to the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. She also played the Sunset Jazz Club in Paris, and won a songwriting award from the Mountain Stage Newsong Festival.
The essence of a self-made musician, Katrin (last name Roush), grew up in the Boston area and started performing in local clubs with her band and as a busker in Harvard Square and Faneuil Hall, where she stayed and played for three summers. "It toughened me up and made me more comfortable interacting with people,'' she recalls. That journey is reflected in her voice and pure, raw and honest songs.
Frail to Fearless was produced by Jerry Marotta, who was first introduced to Katrin in 2009. In addition to producing the disc, Marotta plays drums throughout, as well as bass on a few songs. The record was recorded in West Hurley, NY at his Dreamland Studios, (whose clients have ranged from the B-52s, Fleet Foxes to Sheryl Crow), as well as Jersville in Woodstock. Mastered by Chris Athens, engineered by Matt Cullen, Adam Armstrong, Peter Caigan, Eli Walker, Russ McCay and Patrick Dicenso and mixed by Joe Blaney, the tracks “Home” and “Cobblestones” were mixed by multi-Grammy winner Tchad Blake, the man behind a number of Tom Waits and Pearl Jam records, aswell as The Black Keys’ latest album, Brothers. Read Katrin's full press release.