A native Californian, Katy Boyd has been making things up for years. She grew up listening to American and Irish folk music, and Tchaikovsky. She won a prestigious song writing contest in Northern California the year she left university which brought her to the attention of Virgin Records in the UK. Without hesitation Katy packed her bags and headed to England to pursue her record deal. The Virgin deal dried up after a few months, but Katy wasn't quite ready to come home, so stayed for another 25 years. Katy gave up playing and devoted herself to raising kids and messing about on boats. When her marriage fell apart in 2004, Katy went back to playing music full time and landed the record deal that had brought her to England so many years before. She has toured Europe and the US, played some of the biggest music festivals in the world (Glastonbury, Bath Festival, Brighton Fringe, and the very prestigious Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival - all in the UK). Her debut album "Ain't No Fairy Tale" with fiddle player Ben Wain was in the top 50 of the RMR Folk Chart several times in the summer of 2010. Katy has just recorded this great second album in Nashville with producer Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffiths). She will be recording a duo album with Marty Atkinson (Cactus Choir) in November with Thomm.