Katherine Rondeau is a bold voice in the folk world and Unfortunate Point of View showcases her strengths as a dynamic songwriter and singer. Chris Kocher, WHRW-FM
Passionate and full of conviction, with a big voice and an even bigger spirit, Katherine Rondeau is a singer-songwriter with an unforgettable style. A New Jersey native, Katherine's roots-inspired sound is an organic blend drawing inspiration from folk, blues, and mountain music.
After bursting onto the Philly folk scene in 2015, Katherine was quickly recognized for her rich, bold voice and engaging performance style. She has since claimed her place at venues throughout the region including Godfrey Daniels, the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club, World Cafe Live, MusikFest, Burlap and Bean, Folk Project, and as a 3-time Philadelphia Folk Festival performer (2015/16/17).
How to describe Katherine's music? Her voice – strong, soulful, warm – rings out like a bell on a clear summer’s night. Her original songs draw audiences in and take them on journeys both real and imagined. Whether sharing stories of love lost and found, calling out robust anthems of peace and justice, or reimagining classic songs from the Folk Revival, there is no mistaking that Katherine has earned her place at the table - and she's serving up her roots-inspired sound at venues across the country.
With her powerhouse vocals leading the way, Katherine Rondeau delivers a rootsy performance that harkens back to the best of the Folk Revival with a modern style. Ron Olesko, Traditions, WFDU-FM
Katherine's January 2019 release Unfortunate Point of View is a true folk album, with seven original songs and four classic folk covers. After its release to Folk radio in January, Katherine’s music has been played on stations throughout the US and beyond, and has been among the top 5 albums of the week on stations in the US and Canada. Iconic folk DJ Rich Warren of The Midnight Special program at WFMT in Chicago has selected Katherine as one of his artists of the week for three weeks running, confirming her status as an artist worthy of national attention. He and many other DJs are spinning her music week after week, and heaping their praises on her efforts.
Katherine’s music really shines in her live performances – her big, bold voice and engaging style have made her a festival favorite. After making her festival debut at the Philadelphia Folk Festival (PFF) in 2015, Katherine began spreading her music to large audiences throughout the region. “I love the energy of live performance, picking up the audience’s energy and focusing it right back into my set. It’s been great to be a repeat performer at so many great festivals including three years straight at the PFF (2015-2018), Ladybug Festival (2016, 17), Delmarva Folk Festival (2016, 2018) – and to see fans keep coming back for more.”
There is a warmth and a strength to Rondeau’s singing and to her music in Unfortunate Point of View that keeps me looking forward to the next cut on the CD. Bill Revill, WESU-FM
Katherine's first release New Hope Chateau hit the top 20 on the Folk DJ charts with a #9 song in October 2016 and received kudos from folk DJs and journalists alike. Her work on Unfortunate Point of View, self-produced with the assistance of Grammy award winning engineer Glenn Barratt, establishes Katherine Rondeau as a major voice on the national folk scene.
Katherine Rondeau's voice holds holds authenticity and soul in every note. Modern folk music in the finest tradition of the form.. Justin Helmer, KVSC-FM
There is a siren inside of songs of Katherine Rondeau on her latest release, New Hope Chateau. Her vocals are flames for fluttering moths of tenderness... Strength and Soul in the words. The Alternate Root
Katherine delivered the in-your-face power of the rousing anthem and the exquisite pain of the love lost ballad with equal assuredness, masterful technique, and an emotional sincerity that connected each of us directly to her heart. A must see! Mark Schaffer, Programming Chair, Folk Project Acoustic Getaway