Musician Of The Week: Katie Speller

Katie Speller

Fourth-year journalism major

Brewster, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Voice and guitar because they were the ones that stuck for me.

 What are you involved with musically?

I’ve been writing and playing my own folk music for six years. I also decided to take Voice 101 this semester for sh*ts and gigs.

Who are your biggest influences?

Carly Simon, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor.  

Who have you been listening to lately?

Oddly enough, a lot of show-tunes: “Tales from the Bad Years,” this bitter and beautiful indie musical by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk and also the 1970’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” soundtrack. 

What’s your plan for the future?

I’ll probably be living in a quaint cardboard box in one of my more successful friend’s garages, Instagraming pictures of strangers’ dogs and weeping.

Any advice for aspiring people?

Learn to love your voice, even (and especially) if it’s really weird. Also: Sing out, Louise!