Photo by David Sameshima


Thank you to everyone who supported Kathy’s music in 2017! Check back for show info in the new year. What’s next:

Friday, May 18, 2018
Folk You! Showcase, Chicago
Details to come.


Fundraiser for Su Casa
The Hideout, Chicago
Friday, November 10, 2017

Sold-Out Album Release Show!
Thanks to everyone who came to the Sold-Out Halos Are History launch concert on October 6 at the Filament Theatre!
About the show: Kathy is no saint herself, but her new Halos Are History album and website ( explore, through music, words, and images, the historical and philosophical contributions of real human beings who became saints in the Catholic Church. Kathy spent the past year writing songs, recording, and creating the companion website ahead of the full-band concert launch, which included projected images on an exposed-brick wall. Steve Dawson started off the night with songs from his excellent catalog. 

Almond&Olive Album Release Show
Benefitting Chicago Foundation for Women and
also featuring Peter Andreadis and All City Affairs

Ancien Cycles
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hymns by Hers Benefit Concert
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, Chicago
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dave & Jodi’s Night of 1,000 Stars
With Paul Coady
Monthly Showcase at Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sold-Out Album Release Show!
The Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall, Chicago
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Thanks to all who attended the double-release of The Pilgrim and Melanie Budd’s Remedy

Holiday Spectacular at Silvies, Chicago
Monday, December 21, 2015

A Salute to Songwriter Tom Recht, Chicago
Monday, October 19, 2015

Kernel Sound Emporium Songwriter Showcase, Chicago
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Folk You! Songwriters in the Round, Chicago
Friday, April 17, 2015

Holiday Spectacular Show, Chicago
Monday, December 22, 2014

Filament Theatre, Chicago (Beatles anniversary tribute)
Sunday, October 26, 2014

St. Helen’s Carnival, Chicago (performing with the Logan Squares)
Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Acoustic Explosion, Silvies, Chicago
Monday, August 18, 2014

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, Chicago
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dave & Jodi’s Night of 1,000 Stars
Monthly Showcase at Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Metro, Chicago
Friday, March 21, 2014

Double Door, Chicago
Friday, January 10, 2014

Empty Bottle, Chicago
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Performance at The Alex Chilton Birthday Bash

Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference
St. Louis, MO
October 24-27, 2013
Performance Lane and Private Showcases

Uncommon Ground (Clark), Chicago
July 18, 2013

4th Annual Independent Chicago Songwriter Festival
Curated festival showcasing 30 Chicago songwriters over four nights
Jerry’s, Chicago
June 26, 2013

Sold-Out Album Release Show!
The Hideout, Chicago
Friday, March 22, 2013

Superstorm Sandy Benefit
Uncommon Ground (Devon), 
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beat Kitchen, Chicago
Friday, November 16, 2012
4th Annual CRC Fest (Chicago Roots Collective)

Silvies, Chicago
Thursday, October 25, 2012
With New York songwriter Wiley Gaby

Uncommon Ground (Clark), Chicago
Friday, September 7, 2012

Jeff Park Arts & Music Fest, Chicago
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery,
Verona (Madison), WI
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Uncommon Ground (Clark), Chicago
Four Tulips, featuring Kathy, Eugenia Elliott, Melanie Budd,
and Linda Marie Smith
March 25, 2012

Silvies, Chicago
February 13, 2012

Uncommon Ground (Devon), Chicago
December 22, 2011

Arts Alive 45 at Jeff Park Station, Chicago
December 12, 2011

Elbo Room Acoustic Lounge, Chicago
December 2, 2011