Artist Spotlight: Going Crazy for Katie Webster

With a voice that could move mountains and piano chops channeling legendary blues artists like Ray Charles, Katie Webster is the sole embodiment of a “Swamp-Boogie Queen.” Starting out as an invaluable session pianist for Goldband Records, Webster’s soul-infused melodies soon began turning heads -- including that of the legendary Otis Redding. Webster joined Redding on tour, where she served as his opening act for three years. From there, Webster went on to release 15 solo albums and tour around the U.S and Europe.

Passing away due to heart failure in 1999 at the age of 63, Webster’s legacy lives on in her timeless music. From heart-wrenching ballads like “Lied, Lied, Lied” to the gritty swamp-swing of “VooDoo Love Bliss,” we’re happy to host part of Webster’s rich and timeless songography in our library, offering a glimpse into the Golden Age of 1960’s blues.

Posted on October 27, 2016 and filed under Music.