Open Your Eyes
Katelyn Dawn-talented, energetic, ambitious, inspiring, committed, charismatic and accomplished. These are a few words that describe this young 18-year-old Winnipeg singer/songwriter. Katelyn's first single from her debut album, garnered immediate mainstream radio play across Canada and one of the singles, Private Eye from that album was 1 on Cashbox Magazine Indie Charts for 9 consecutive weeks. Her music can be heard on various internet radio stations across Canada and the US. Katelyn has showcased at MIDEM 2007, NXNE 2006 and has performed at the Folk Fest 2005, 2006, and 2007. In preparation for Katelyn's upcoming album, 'The Window', she spent time at EMI Publishing in Toronto where she co-wrote with several of their staff writers. The new album, produced by Chris Burke-Gaffney (Chantal Kreviazuk) & Dale Penner (Nickelback) combines an organic rootsy sound, with every song having it's own unique groove. It also encompasses a bit of blues and country with the use of eclectic instruments like harmonica, mandolins, banjo and accordion, which gives 'The Window' an interesting dynamic and texture. Katelyn began writing and performing music at the age of 14. Her early influences include artists such as Jewel, Sheryl Crow, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sarah McLachlan, and more recently KT Tunstall, Feist and Jeremy Fisher. Katelyn has had a heavy performance schedule locally and abroad, and has opened for Mobile, a very successful Canadian band. In showcasing commitment to music and her community, personal focus and accomplishments in her career as a musician, Katelyn was one of the finalists for Bootlegger's "Generation B" contest. Whether she's performing solo with her guitar or accompanied by a full band, she always leaves her audience captivated. On stage, she brings a strong sense of self and uses her music to communicate her messages honestly and passionately.