Catie Waters

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Born (1997-09-02) September 2, 1997 (age 26)
Fayetteville, AR
Known forSinger-Songwriter, Actor
StyleR&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, and Jazz
AwardsASCAP Plus Award

Catie Waters (born February 9, 1997) is an American singer-songwriter. She's known for her unique and modern take on R&b, Soul music|Soul, Neo soul, and Jazz and for her Philanthropy.


Catie Waters was born on February 9, 1997, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She's of Mexican descent from her mother's side and Native American and Irish descent from her father's side. She now resides in Los Angeles, California.


The multi-hyphenate singer-songwriter, Catie Waters, is fulfilling her dreams in Los Angeles. Before moving to California, she lived in Dallas, Texas. There she immersed herself in R&B, Soul music|Soul, Neo soul, and Jazz. Prior to that, she was mostly exposed to Gospel music. She calls Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye, Jamie Cullum, Erykah Badu, Adele, Robert Glasper her influencers. All those artists and sounds shaped her unique style of writing, singing, and performing. She’s been performing since she was seven years old.

Catie Waters is signed to Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records/Sony Music. Often called an “old soul” who possesses a remarkable awareness of herself and the world around her, the 23-year-old singer released her debut album—the critically acclaimed, Hip hop music|Hip-Hop/Jazz inflected, Stone Child [1], when she was just 16. She released her sophomore album, Colors [2], in March 1, 2020. Colors is a mature collection of songs that show the mastery of her craft. Colors' single, Moonlight, debuted as the #1 most added Billboard Smooth Jazz Song[3].

Throughout all of the emotional terrain she explores in its 10 tracks, she faces painful obstacles and ultimately powers through with hope and encouragement for herself and others. In her world, pain and struggle is temporary, and love and hope override and endure. From the wistful, heartbreaking reflections of “California Stars” and the edgy takedown “Crazy” to the calming hope of “Sanctuary” and tender encouragement of “Sunsets,” Catie – shares her truth with honesty and intimacy, making her listeners part of the multi-faceted experience. Other highlights include the funk and blues driven, vibrantly optimistic “Get Me Golden” and the high energy, gospel infused “Mountain Sound,” a spirited ode to her church upbringing in the Ozarks region of Arkansas. The key producers helping bring Catie’s musical vision for Colors[4] to life is Michael Broening[5], a Grammy winner renowned for his work with Al Jarreau Al Jarreau and George Benson George Benson. In addition to the Broening-helmed tracks, Catie also works with Ben Bohorquez[6] and two-time Grammy winner Caleb Sean (on “Feelin’ Alright,” “Sanctuary” and “Wicked”) and ten-time Grammy winner Philip Lassiter[7], Prince’s former trumpet player, on “Get Me Golden.” Keyboardist and Trippin N’ Rhythm[8] labelmate Nicholas Cole[9] is featured playing the Hammond B-3 on “Mountain Sound.”

Her band consists of well-traveled veteran sidepeople for Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Snarky Puppy,Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, and Tamela Mann. Catie has performed at festivals and venues all over the world—from the Dallas Sol Jazz Festival to the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival[10] and the Dubai Jazz Festival[11]—and been featured in Latin Heat Entertainment[12], Indiewire[13], WINN, Music Connection, UPLIFTT [14], and other publications. Music has given her a platform for activism and a wide range of philanthropic activities. In addition to mentoring young girls and advocating for animal adoptions, she would like to develop a music program specifically designed for inner city youth and a sanctuary for mistreated and abandoned animals. She's a brand ambassador for 20th Century Studios, American Heart Association, Ford Foundation, L’ATTITUDE[15], Mitú, RAVN, Collectively, Voto Latino [16], UPLIFTT [17], Dolores Huerta Foundation [18], Hispanic Federation, Besomebody, Byg Music[19].

While music is her first love, Catie is also a trained actress with several IMDB credits[20], including short films. She has studied comedy and improv at The Groundlings Theatre and School[21] and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, as well as studied at the Speiser-Sturges Acting School[22].


External links

Official website

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