Rural Women Everywhere: Katie Fry
Californian singer-songwriter Katie Fry is among the performers at Rural Women Everywhere this October!
A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a beautiful soprano voice and sound that transcends genres, Katie was raised on a dairy goat farm in Northern California. Her influences include the country and folk music of her youth. She writes songs about love, friendship, struggle and hope.
Previously she has performed as a soloist and also with a five piece band in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas, under the stage name Katie Jane.
In addition to performing her own original music, Katie is a graduate of the Music For Healing And Transition Program, working as a Certified Music Practitioner with the local non profit organization, Music Partners In Healthcare to provide therapeutic bedside music to patients of all ages. She plays a 34 string folk harp, specializing in singing songs from the 1920s-1950s for individuals living with dementia.
As a student Katie completed an internship at Kaiser Permanente Roseville in the Pediatrics ICU alongside Child Life Specialists and also spent many years as a volunteer songwriter/producer for the organization, Songs Of Love. She has written and recorded over 50 personalized songs for children dealing with serious illness.
Catch Katie at Rural Women Everywhere Oct. 19 + 20!
Rural Women Everywhere is a two-day event celebrating the voices, contributions, and leadership of women across the countryside. Keynote speakers include author Diane Wilson and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
We’ll examine the ways rural and Native women are participating in the work of building more welcoming and inclusive communities. Programming will feature keynotes, roundtable conversations, and breakout sessions spotlighting women’s experiences and reflections. We’ll hear from women journalists, organizers and activists, indigenous leaders, artists and poets, lawyers and professors, faith leaders, and young women, who are building bridges and crossing borders to connect us to one another and the places we call home.