"In her new EP Dreamtime, Katrina Kadoski's voice whispers and soars seamlessly… her songs here are stronger than ever…This record feels very Canadian, and very heartfelt. It is filled with hints of bigger stories, making you want to return to visit them again, to dig a little deeper and discover a little more each time”.
--James Kasper, 101.7fm CIVL & Founder, Mighty Speck Records/Vancouver Island Music Awards
Nov 14th - Duncan Showroom - Edgedwellers w/ Gord Phillips 8pm
Nov 21st - Lampshade Serenade -
Songwriter Showcase night at Jam Factory guitars.
Nov 23rd - Sooke Legion Edgedwellers w/ Gord Phillips Doors 8pm
July 14th & July 28th
Patio Music 2-5
Pop up on Pandora
w/ the Edgedwellers
Aug 1st & 2nd
The Waterman's Daughter
7:30pm $10 (door)
Aug 3rd - Sooke Music Festival
Aug 7 - House Concert - Brooklyn, NY.
Aug 8th –Wood and Stone – Baltimore, MD
Aug 9th - Songwriter Series 8pm – with Naked Blue, Baltimore, MD
Aug 10th – The Corbin Art Studio & Gallery - Crisfield, MD
Aug 11 – Milton Theater – Milton, DE
Aug 12th - 49th West – Songwriter Showcase – Annapolis – MD
Aug 18th – New Jersey – Mountain Lakes Library
August 25th – Bridgewater, NS South Shore Songsmith Sessions –
August 30th – TWD (old St. Peter's Church Hall) – West LaHave NS
August 31 – Lunenburg, NSTWD at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic –
September 1st – West Dublin Hall – with John Gogo – West Dublin, NS
September 3rd – Double Bill w/Steve Keith and Jude Pelley – Broad Cove Hall – Broad Cove, NS
Oct 4th - Duncan Showroom - Cougar Annie Tales
Oct 5th - Mayne Island - Cougar Annie Tales
Oct 11th - The Coastal Kitchen-
Port Renfrew- Cougar Annie Tales
Oct 27th - 2 PM- The Edgedwellers - Under the Bridge - Johnson St. (Outdoor concert) hosted by Rethink Urban.
Oct 30th - Kat Spooky Halloween Songs on the Sooke Museum Ghost tour.- 17 Mile
Katrina Kadoski’s latest release, Dreamtime, was recorded in Baltimore, Maryland and produced by Scott Smith at The Wood and Stone Room. The songs are indeed dreamlike, and at once melancholy and hopeful, adorned with electric (Scott Smith) and acoustic guitars (Katrina Kadoski), cello (Jen Smith) and stunning harmonies in support of Katrina’s disarmingly pure and honest voice. Katrina met the Smiths ten years ago at a songwriting
retreat in Alaska and recently they regrouped to record Dreamtime', and traveled to perform together from Tofino to Vancouver. It is a long and far odyssey from Alaska, to Baltimore, to Vancouver Island, and over ten years in the making. With the release of
Dreamtime', Katrina Kadoski hopes to open hearts and console with haunting songs of comfort. “This album is like a hot chocolate on a stormy night. It is rich, dark and warm. It encompasses both the storm and the sweetness", says Kadoski. Of course, it is also about a
journey, both personal and linear.
Originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Katrina was awarded music scholarships from a young age. Shaping her performance craft with plays, choirs, workshops, music programs, and competitions, she has also become a skilled guitarist and songwriter. Her versatile and powerful voice has been developed over years of classical and contemporary vocal training and recording.
One of her biggest transitions as a person and a musician came in 2007 when she spent three years in an o-the-grid historical homestead /garden located 33 miles North of Tofino. "I had all this time in complete wilderness to dedicate to my craft and listen to my soul... and that changes you," she says. While there Kadoski created her most recognized show, "Cougar Annie Tales”, a critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama, telling the wild life story of the trapper-pioneer-settler woman who homesteaded in the rainforest bog. It won Pick of the Fringe, was a Victoria Critics Choice nominee for “Best New Play.”
Katrina has played to many sold-out audiences around British Columbia.“Music has been a huge part of my life, I grew up listening to my grandmother sing, play fiddle, and accordion, and my father play guitar. I‘ve studied music, written songs, and been on stage since I was a kid.” She knows who she is and her unique style of indie-folk-pop displays her practiced voice yet reveals a raw edge to engage listeners and guide them through the threshold of healing. "Some of the songs are very personal reections of people I am in close relationships with. Others are about my inspirations from digging into the cave of the heart and imagining the boundlessness of the soul", she says.
In the last few years Katrina has created and performed live music in conjunction with new works of theatre. Companies include William Head On Stage (W.H.O.S. - a theatre company inside a men's prison). Sleeping Giants (2016), Here; A Captive Odyssey(2015), Fractured Fables(2014), and Time Waits for No-one; A Prison Play (2013). She also collaborated with Kate Rubin's advanced teen drama school for the productions Metamorphosis (2013), Photophobia(2014), and Intrepid Theatre for I have seen Beautiful Jim Key (2015) – by Janet Munsil. She currently performs and records music with her band The Edgedwellers and is writing a new multi-media musical fantasy play called The Shadow Fog.
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Katrina's music is raw, authentic, heartfelt, dreamy, and confident. She currently performs live with her group The Edgedwellers. The Band includes supporting guitarist/vocalist, Peter Wahl, Sam Beckers on bass and Graham Mackenzie on drums.
Time permitting, Katrina loves to create music by commission. If you are looking for something perfect for a special person or occasion, consider a song or Theatre piece! email here
Cougar annie Tales
In 2007 I moved to an off-the-grid historical homestead /garden located 33 miles North of Tofino. It used to belong to a settler who became known as Cougar Annie. Shortly after arriving I began writing songs about her very interesting life. Here's a little more info on her:
While most of my research happened during the three years I spent on her land. I have since conducted interviews with anyone I could find that had a connection with her on Vancouver Island, as well as into Manitoba, and Alberta. This work led to collecting stories, photos, news clippings, and letters. After many years of writing and researching there is a show called Cougar Annie Tales. It is a solo theatre piece adapted with support from the Other Guys Theatre, director Kate Rubin, and the incredible Intrepid Theatre.
2012 Pick of the Fringe - Victoria BC
Critics Choice nomination "Best New Play" 2012
THe Waterman's Daughter
The Waterman’s Daughter tells the story of Lillian Corbin, an impoverished girl from a broken home in a small east coast fishing town, in the early 1900’s. Against many odds, she became an author, banker, philanthropist, actress and the person they named the town library after. A one-woman musical, multimedia drama; written and performed by Katrina Kadoski. Created as an artist-in-residence at The Nelson Homestead, Crisfield, MD