Prior to joining Soundcheck in early 2011, Katie was an associate producer at Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM - where, by the way, she learned how to make a mean roast chicken. She has also worked for Marketplace, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio and The State of Things with Frank Stasio on North Carolina Public Radio.
Katie has a B.A. from the journalism school at UNC Chapel Hill but also spent time living and studying at Duke University, which, as producer Joel Meyer put it, “is like playing for the Yankees and the Mets simultaneously.” She plays the cello in the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and has photographic evidence that at a high school music conference, she ate lunch with the girl who would one day become Lady Gaga.
On Friday, December 13, download a special live performance of The Lone Bellow's song "You Never Need Nobody" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.
On Thursday, December 12, download a special live performance of Gary Clark Jr.'s song "When My Train Comes In" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.
On Wednesday, December 11, download a special live performance of The Julie Ruin's song "Kids In NY" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.
On Tuesday, December 10, download a special live performance of Bobby McFerrin's version of the spiritual "Joshua" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.
On Monday, December 9, download a special live performance of Iron And Wine's song "Winter Prayers" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95. One of the world's most respected statesmen, and an iconic symbol of hope and freedom for the world, Mandela was also a man who inspired a lot of music. Listen to a playlist of written for and inspired by the life and legacy of Mandela.
Soundcheck's House Of Horrors continues with a trip across the street to an actual house of horrors -- Blood Manor.
Every week brings a new batch of new music releases before you've even had a chance to catch up and digest the last ones. So to help, members of the Soundcheck team share some of their favorites of the week, including Lucius, The Dismemberment Plan, and Tim Hecker.
Inspired by Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop's tale of canine separation anxiety woe, today on the show we attempt to get to the bottom of the question -- can music help a dog in distress?
Seattle indie-pop band The Head and The Heart debuted in 2009 with a self-titled album that released on its own. Now, on the brink of releasing a followup record, Let's Be Still, the band stopped by the Soundcheck studios to play us some songs from its new album. We'll bring you the entire session in a couple of weeks, but today, hear a preview: a live performance of the song "Shake."
MTV's Video Music Awards air this Sunday and amongst the most obvious nominees -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" -- there are a few hidden gems, including Duck Sauce's "It's You." Director Phillip Andelman give us the lowdown on the video's initial concept and how they made it.
Two luminaries in jazz died this week: Cedar Walton and Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland. Both pianists had long, fruitful and intertwining lives.
A decade ago, the former supermodel Carla Bruni released her debut album, surprising people who’d been more than a little skeptical of her as a musician. That album went on to sell two million records, and then Bruni surprised the world again five years ago when she married the French president, Nicholas Sarkozy ...
Listen to We Partyin' Traditional Style!, the new album from the New Orleans trumpeter, bandleader and BBQ-lover Kermit Ruffins in its entirety.
Listen to an exclusive track stream of "Coney Island" from the ensemble's upcoming album Brooklyn Babylon.
Listen to an exclusive song premiere from violist Nadia Sirota's upcoming album, Baroque.
Hear Desfado, the latest album from Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura, in its entirety.
We ask the Aussie pop star five questions about our hometown, from her favorite park to favorite interaction with a New Yorker.
In an article on Salon.com last week titled “Did the American songbook kill jazz?,” arts reporter Scott Timberg explores the genre’s reliance on standards -- and the idea that constant (and often mediocre) recycling of old familiars like “Autumn Leaves” and “Stardust” has perhaps been the poison slowly sapping the energy out of jazz and its audience for the past forty years.
Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop and digital producer Mike Katzif reveal some of their answers to Soundcheck's 2012 Music Survey, including two pop-based trends that they spotted. Plus, they share their favorite albums of the year -- Punch Brothers' Who's Feeling Young Now? and Exitmusic's Passage. And, John chimes in with one of his favorites from the year as well. See the rest of their survey responses here.