Katie Elevitch is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, band leader and recording artist who has shared stages and written, recorded and performed with, Grammy- and Emmy-Nominated jazz and rock musicians and producers. A distant cousin of Bob Dylan, and an undeniably riveting performer, she can hold captive her audience with both a simple acoustic folk-rock song, as well as entertain, energize and amaze with her powerful, unexpected original spoken-word poetry jam band explorations. Katie has toured Germany and headlined such NYC venues as The Blue Note, Joe's Pub and Mercury Lounge. Also an educator, creativity coach and community activist, Katie teaches music, performance poetry, and songwriting classes and workshops to kids and adults in the lower Hudson Valley, with an emphasis on girls, women and the LGBTQ community. In June of 2016, Katie instigated and organized a community wide fundraiser with the Nyack Art Collective for the Rockland County Pride Center in Nyack, NY. In addition to performing at several events to benefit Nyack's LGBTQ Center in 2016 and 2017, Katie will be be a featured performer and educator at the 2017 Garner Art Center's annual Arts Festival in May.