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Singer Songwriter in the new Cafe

Don’t miss Kate Klim!  This pianist-singer-songwriter will perform in the New Café in the Scandling Campus Center from 9:30 – 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Klim had her first piano lesson when she was 9 years old.  She was raised on a steady diet of Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and John Lennon. Later on, her influences grew to include Patty Griffin, Jonathan Brooke, Chris Trapper and Garrison Starr.

As a student of music, Klim has studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she honed her skills as a writer and performer and became involved with the music community that has produced icons like Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and Patty Griffin.  Her song “Heaven Help Me” was the first track on the 2003 “Best of Boston” singer-songwriter compilation CD, and her audience began to grow.  Within a few years of her debut, she was opening for artists like Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Ollabelle.

Klim has also been recognized by some of the country’s premier songwriting contests. She was a finalist in the 2005 and 2006 Mountain Stage Newsong Contests, 2006 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, 2007 Kerrville Newfolk Competition and 2007 Solarfest Competition.

Be sure to catch this performance from one of the most promising up-and-coming singer-songwriters at the Café in the newly renovated Scandling Campus Center.