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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Katie Skene

Katie Skene is a blues and Americana singer, guitarist and songwriter, based in Ventura, California, and originally from Tallahassee, Florida. Katie received a B.M. in Popular Music Performance from the University of Southern California. Since graduating in 2015, Katie has worked primarily on the West Coast, performing in the Jam-Band & Americana scene and collaborating with many legendary artists and musicians. Her second EP, “Toward the Tide” was released in May 2023. She currently fronts the Katie Skene Band, which will appear at this year’s Word of South. Katie’s other projects include jam-band supergroup California Kind (with John Molo, Pete Sears, Barry Sless & Rob Barraco) and a collaboration with instrumental world-funk music band, TV Broken 3rd Eye Open.