Kate Davis picked up a violin at age 5 and a bass at 13. She joined the Portland Youth Philharmonic before puberty and the Grammy Jazz Ensemble before adolescence.
By the time she graduated high school, Davis won the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and a full ride to the Manhattan School of Music. By the time she graduated college, she received ASCAP’s Robert Allen Award and slots at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
As a young adult, the virtuoso claimed enthusiastic endorsements from NPR, MTV, PBS, and BBC, as well as invitations to the stage from Herbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, and Jeff Goldblum. Most recently, she cowrote Sharon Van Etten’s hit single “Seventeen” and contributed to the soundtrack for the film Five Feet Apart.
She plans to release her debut indie rock album Trophy in November. Throughout 12 tumultuous tracks, Davis poetically reflects upon the intricacies of what it means to live, ruminating on topics close to her heart—identity, self-worth, and loss.