Katie Oates with Owen Walsh | Sundays on the River Series

Enjoy an outdoor concert on the French Broad River by Katie Oates and special guest Owen Walsh, Sunday, July 14 at the Olivette Riverside Pavilion. Katie Oates has been singing for as long as she can remember. The daughter of a preacher, she belted hymns from her crib as a toddler to wake up her parents, later training with vocal coaches and songwriting mentors in a variety of music genres (classical, folk, music theatre, blues, jazz, country, spirituals/sacred). But finding her own voice—that’s another story. In Katie’s 5th album (Edge of a Hurricane, 2024), she plumbed the depths of human emotion in her songwriting. Owen Walsh grew up surrounded by relics of 19th Century American life and imagery ripe for musical exploitation. His recently released debut album, On My Way, has been met with critical acclaim and charted at #9 on Folk Radio in the second month of its release.

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