A self-taught guitarist, Kate McLaughlin has been performing her own original songs and covers for over ten years. Her sophisticated voice takes the listener on a musical journey inspired by a tragedy, hope, and celebration, and her music is a blend of blues, pop, and the smoky feeling of jazz.  Kate captivates audiences with her introspective, inspirational, sensual soul. Her seductive voice can pull you into the heartache or ease your mind. She first emerged as a notable talent by releasing her first album under her own label, Solstice Records, which received many accolades and airplay on several radio stations. Kate has performed with several local Montana acts, including The Red Hot Blue Chips, and she has been sponsored by Taylor Guitars, and Elixir strings.