Chorover's song writing combines country, folk, gospel and blues
with a contemporary, urban perspective. Her vocals and guitar are
compelling and soulful, and her music evokes a powerful emotional
response. For her, the music is "about the wild places within
and around us… about a search for balance, living life with
one foot in the city and the other in the hills". Katya's music
brings an audience together, reminding us of our connections to the
land, to each other and to community.
"Katya's beautiful sensitive songs seem arise from a clear,
well rooted place, and take us to a similar place in ourselves."
-Maureen Jackson, A Womyn's Place.
A native of Boston, Katya moved to the Northwest and began writing
and performing her own material over ten years ago. Her music has
been featured nationally and internationally at festivals, colleges,
community centers and cafes. Katya is currently on tour in support
of her latest release, "The Clearing" (self-published,
1998 on her own label, Cat and the Moon Music). The album has been
garnering excellent reviews and is selling fast. It has been receiving
airplay on both commercial and community radio stations throughout
the nation. The album features some of Seattle's finest musicians
(Cary Black-basses, Zak Borden-mandolin, Mark Ivester-drums, Will
Dowd-percussion, Paul Benoit-slide guitar, and Michael Gray-fiddle).
"Terrific bluesey drive and pulse. Her songs carry messages
and great images...A major folk songwriter and vocalist." -
Chris Lunn, Victory Review
"I was hooked by the powerful duo of Katya's voice and acoustic
guitar. [Her] lyrics address social, and environmental issues...
igniting emotion in her listeners...powerful songs." - YO,
Axis Music and Media Dispatch
"One of the best singers I've ever heard!" - Jim Page,
"Terrific! Her lyrics are beautiful and carefully crafted.
Her guitar work is precise. Her songs are varied and emotionally
effective. Don't pass up a chance to see her perform!" - Don
Downing, Northwest Folksters
"Striking and centering originals...Katya's beautiful, sensitive
songs seem to arise from a clear, well rooted place and take us to
a similar place in ourselves." - Maureen Jackson, Victory
"Man, can she SING!" - John Cephas, Blues legend
"Katya's special blend of music...grabbed the audience's attention
and held it until the end." - Dave Aneckstein, Harrisburg reporter,
"If there was only one folk act to hear, catch Katya Chorover!" - "Sandman",
Hood Canal Folk Festival