Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Early classical training naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. Kathryn taught herself guitar at a young age in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a violinist, singer and songwriter.
A consummate lover of harmony she has collaborated with the likes of Portland pop-rock stalwarts JONAH, Sassparilla, all-star Pogues tribute band KMRIA and The Portland Cello Project, as well as Hanz Araki, Ezra Holbrook, Chris Kokesh, Zak Borden, Heather Christie, Bryan Free, Matthew Hayward-Macdonald, Timothy Hull, Victor Johnson, Colleen Raney, Peter "Spud" Siegle and Skip von Kuske. She has performed her music around the US and Canada, Europe and has done several tours of Japan.