Armed with her unique perspective, musical integrity and soul bearing vocals, Kathryn Dean’s distinct sound has immense depth and intelligence both lyrically and musically. She delivers an honest performance that tells her unique stories in a way that inspires and impacts the human spirit like a true artist does. “The message of my songs is that it isn’t about being perfect. It is about recognizing that every up and down has an equally valuable life lesson. Take a potentially powerless situation and turn defeat into victory”, Kathryn says.
Kathryn received her first microphone when she was 3 years old. Singing came naturally to this 18 year old, native Californian. It’s been an incredible time for Kathryn Dean who has been working hard writing, recording and rehearsing in preparation for her debut release out this year. To bring her creative vision to life Kathryn has teamed up with producers who have worked with Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In and Counting Crows.
Beyond writing for her own music releases, Kathryn’s songwriting catalogue has been used in films, television and compilations. One of her originals was featured on NBC’s coverage of the nationally televised Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Special in 2013. She has been twice selected as a semi-finalist in ReverbNation’s Un-Signed Only American Song Writing Contest and is an International Acoustic Music Award recipient. When asked about her songwriting she says, "My songs are a reflection of my own experiences and those around me. Songwriting is very cathartic for me and I hope that my songs are as therapeutic for my listeners. When you strip away the details of a person’s story, our experiences and emotions become universal."
Beyond her production commitments Kathryn has found the time to continue her passion for philanthropy where she has been involved with various charities. She has been participating in and leading events in her home town of San Diego since she was 13. Kathryn has a special place in her heart for children, troubled teens, animals and other groups in need. She serves as a high school peer counselor and academic tutor. She also volunteers for animal fostering and adoption, child care and summer camp at her local church.
Kathryn Dean will perform a series of shows this year in support of her new music launch. Dates include venues throughout Southern California, including at Sunset Sessions (Carlsbad).
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