|Birth name||Katheryne Lee Herzig|
March 6, 1980 |
California, United States
|Origin||Fort Collins, Colorado, United States|
|Associated acts||Newcomers Home, Ten Out of Tenn|
Katie Herzig is an American singer-songwriter whose folk-pop songs have appeared often in movies, TV shows, and commercials.
Katie Herzig was born in California to a musical family. When she was one year old, her family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where she attended Rocky Mountain High School. In her senior year, she got an acoustic guitar from her father, which prompted her to begin playing the instrument. She attended University of Colorado Boulder and majored in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast production. In 2000, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
In college, Herzig formed the band Newcomers Home with Tim and Laurie Thornton and Andrew Jed in the summer of 1997. Newcomers Home's music was a combination of bluegrass, folk, and pop. Herzig suffered from stage fright, and confined herself to singing backing vocals and playing the drums, but eventually she began to play the guitar and became lead singer. The band broke up in 2006, leaving Herzig free to pursue the solo career she had already begun in 2004 when she released her debut album Watch Them Fall.
Two years later, Herzig released Weightless. She produced the album herself, recorded it at home using Pro Tools software, and played most of the instruments: electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, keyboards, and percussion, in addition to her singing and songwriting. The song "Jack and Jill" was featured on the TV shows One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars, while several others appeared on Grey's Anatomy.
Her next album, Apple Tree (2008), was more pop-oriented. Its emotional songs, like "I Hurt Too" and "Wish You Well", again found a home in TV drama, on shows like Bones, Grey's Anatomy, and Bored to Death. "Forevermore" appeared in a commercial, as did "Two Hearts Are Better Than One". In 2010, her single "Hey Na Na" was featured in the movie Going the Distance.
In September 2012, she was featured in the campaign "30 Songs / 30 Days" to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book.
In 2014, "I Hurt Too" was used in the movie Unfriended.
In October 2015, "Say It Out Loud" was included in My Feet Keep Moving Still: Songs to Benefit Steps of Faith Foundation an album to benefit Steps of Faith, a group that assists amputees.
- Watch Them Fall (2004)
- Weightless (2006)
- Apple Tree (2008)
- The Waking Sleep (2011)
- Walk Through Walls (2014)
|2011||Free My Mind||The Waking Sleep|
|2014||Walk Through Walls||Walk Through Walls|
|2008||Sweeter Than This||Weightless|
|2011||Hey Na Na|
|Free My Mind||The Waking Sleep||Shih-Ting Hung|
|Make a Noise||Jeremy Cowart|
|2012||Lost and Found||Becky Fluke|
|2014||The Waking Sleep||Shih-Ting Hung|
|Walk Through Walls||Walk Through Walls|
- Herzig, Katie. "Breakup of the band painful yet liberating". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
- Marcy, Donelson. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Half the Sky". www.halftheskymovement.org. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
- "New CD will benefit Steps of Faith, a fund to help amputees in need". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
- "Future Releases on Triple A (AAA) Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-07.