Three themes guide the life and lyrics of guitarist and singer‐ songwriter Kate Schutt: “presence not perfection,” “all in with pluck and zeal,” and “being enough.”
Kate lives by these words—words that have been hard earned.
When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Kate became her full‐time caregiver. For nearly five years she caused herself to be present, all in, enough.
As she lived this horrible, rotten, sometimes achingly beautiful, and often terrifying experience, Kate kept a note‐ book. Out of that notebook came Bright Nowhere, an album that bravely looks death in the eye and melts listeners’ hearts....
So begins our chapter on the life of singer-songwriter Kate Schutt and the difficult journey that led her to write Bright Nowhere, which eight-time Grammy-winning producer Kevin Killen calls “the ultimate reveal with storytelling so emotionally raw and honest, yet, truly inspirational in its humanity and musicality.”
(Kate's story is intensely moving. It also leaves us looking at how to be present for others and give up perfection, whether we're performing for an audience or comforting a loved one. Follow Kate's journey in Music Mavens.)