|Birth name||Kathryn Jewel Thorne|
January 11, 1936|
Houston, Texas, United States
|Died||September 5, 1999
League City, Texas, United States
|Genres||Boogie-woogie, soul, swamp blues|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, pianist, vocalist, composer, singer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Piano, vocals, percussion|
Webster was initially best known as a session musician behind Louisiana musicians on the Excello and Goldband record labels, such as Lightnin' Slim and Lonesome Sundown. She also played piano with Otis Redding in the 1960s, but after his death went into semi-retirement.
In the 1980s she was repeatedly booked for European tours and recorded albums for the German record label, Ornament Records, with Gary Wiggins and Chris Rannenberg - The International Blues Duo. She cut You Know That's Right with the band Hot Links, and the album that established her in the United States; The Swamp Boogie Queen with guest spots by Bonnie Raitt and Robert Cray. She performed at both the San Francisco Blues Festival and Long Beach Blues Festival.
- List of swamp blues musicians
- List of Louisiana blues musicians
- New Orleans rhythm and blues
- Music of Louisiana
- Swamp blues
- List of New Orleans blues musicians
- Louisiana blues
- Bill Dahl. "Katie Webster | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
- Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues – From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books Limited. p. 182. ISBN 1-85868-255-X.
- Bill Dahl (May 27, 1994). "'Boogie-woogie Queen' Katie Webster Returns From Stroke". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
- Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 1998 – 1999". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.