Artist: Katie Spencer

by on 19th November 2016

(Pics: Viceversarobbi Fotografia)

Years Active:

2014 – Present


Every once in a while we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside.

“Drawing on influences such as John Martyn, Roy Harper and Laura Marling, Spencer creates modern folk music which owes as much to East Riding as it does to the American greats, with her striking vocals and adept songwriting backed by evocative and complex acoustic guitar. Indeed, recent demo ‘Warehouse One’ boasts a formidable atmosphere … to create a Western soundscape of which Ry Cooder would be proud.” John Doyle, Wake The Deaf

Peter Cowley at FATEA Magazine recently reviewed her performance at Folk On The Farm, saying “I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival.”

Katie released her debut album Weather Beaten in 2019, featuring Ted McKenna and Foss Paterson, with bass written by Danny Thompson.

“Favourite is singer songwriter Katie Spencer … the best lyrics I’ve heard in years.” Ian Pickles, Louder Than War (at Beverley Folk Festival)

(Katie Spencer)



Weather Beaten (CD / LP) – KRS Music, 2019

The Edge Of The Land (CD / LP / digital) – Lightship, 2022


Live Soundtrack To A Short Film (CD / digital) – Warren Records, Oct 2016

Good Morning Sky (CD mini album) – KRS Music, 2017

Live At Acoustic Roots (CD / digital) – 2020

Hurt In Your Heart (CD / digital) – 2021