This week, the spotlight is on a little girl with big potential from Hermosa Beach, California. Heir to the happy-go-plucky pop throne of Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles (with a voice to match), Katie Costello matches her contemporaries with pleasant atmospheres and a delightfully quirky aesthetic. The self-proclaimed kazoo virtuoso cites jazz and folk as two big influences. And clocking in at just seventeen years old, the songs are surprisingly mature too. Costello's first record, Kaleidoscope Machine, was independently released last November and featured a catchy song of the same name which made it's way to a spot on the CW's 90210 revamp. Costello will be cutting school for the next two months to tour the US, where her sun-soaked songs will hopefully help warm the colder corners of the country.
Kaleidoscope Machine is available now on iTunes. Kazoo lessons not included.
Tour Dates For Katie Costello:
02/05 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Cafe Boogaloo
02/13 - Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlett Theater
02/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlett Theater
02/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlett Theater
02/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlett Theater
02/18 - Memphis, TN - Folk Alliance
02/19 - Memphis, TN - Folk Alliance
02/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlett Theater
02/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlett Theater
02/24 - New York, New York - The Living Room
02/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
02/21 - Austin, TX - SOHO Lounge (SXSW)