Katie Grace Helow is a Jacksonville, FL Songwriter who just released her second album "Past Lives." I just caught her at a house concert supporting her new release, where she kept the audience on the edge of their seat while she played all new material from her album. As she changed tunings between songs she seamlessly weaves charming stories about how her songs came to be, and amazing encounters on the road, most notably when Allen Toussaint sat in with her at a small coffee shop Common Grounds in New Orleans.
Her alt-country folk sounds are reminiscent of Gillian Welch one moment and Sharon Van Etten the next. Check out the track "Live Wire."