About Kate Bollinger
An indie singer/songwriter from Virginia, Kate Bollinger's introspective, jazz-inflected songs mix gentle atmospheres with her bright, warm vocal delivery. Traversing folk, indie rock, and R&B leanings on early songs, she settled into a mellow indie pop with her second EP, 2019's I Don't Wanna Lose.
Growing up in Charlottesville, Bollinger often sang with her music-therapist mother, and she looked on while her older brothers were busy with music projects in the basement of their home. She began sharing her own self-recorded songs online in 2013, and before long, the singer/guitarist began playing shows locally. After a few years of issuing hand-distributed CD-Rs, she released her first official EP, Key West, in October 2017. Produced by Jay Purdy and Todd Erk, it featured members of Philadelphia indie rockers the Extraordinaires as her backing band, including Purdy (piano), Matt Gibson (bass), and Mike Harkness (drums). A series of songs recorded with producer John Trainum, including the two-track single "Dreams Before," followed over the next couple of years. Bollinger returned with her second EP, I Don't Wanna Lose, in 2019. It saw her joined by Trainum on synthesizer and keyboards, Chris Lewis on lead guitar, Jimmy Trussell on bass, and Jacob Grissom on drums.