Episode 9: Katie Pruitt, Working From Home and More!
Performer: On Record
Welcome to Episode 9 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with the amazingly talented Katie Pruitt, who hails from Atlanta and now calls Nashville her home. You may have seen her on our YouTube channel recently, as well the the dang COVER of one of our recent issues. Now you get to her her talk about her musical upbringing and getting signed to Rounder, and how she's stayed active during the past year of COVID lockdowns. Big thanks to our premier podcast sponsor Elixir Strings for making this possible -- be sure to subscribe to stay on top of future episodes as they become available. For more info on Katie, visit https://katiepruitt.com
Katie Pruitt is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter and guitarist. She was born and raised in Georgia, grew up in the Catholic Church, went to Catholic school, and later attended Belmont University here in Nashville. She brings her whole self to her songwriting, tackling the shame of coming out in the south on her debut record, “Expectations.” In her own words, she calls it a record that's "really about letting go of what other people expect from you, and being free to just finally be yourself.” Katie identifies as gay or lesbian, with the gender pronouns she/her/hers In our conversation, we discuss how she came out through her songwriting, who she could turn to, and how she came around to trusting herself, seeing God as a "force of good." Learn more about Katie over at katiepruitt.com and follow her on Instagram @katiepruittmusic and on Twitter @KPmusik. “Expectations” is available wherever you stream or download your music. For Reflection: How have you experienced churches or other organizations being silent about their views on LGBTQIA+ inclusion? When did you start to see queer representation in your life? How did that impact your own view of sexuality? Music featured during this episode (in order as it played): “Georgia,” “Grace Has a Gun,” and “Normal,” from Katie’s album, “Expectations.” Listen to the album on Apple Music and Spotify. Resources: Some of Katie’s influences mentioned during the episode include Brandi Carlile and the Indigo Girls. We also discuss Bible passages that have been used to form an argument against homosexuality. A great resource for unpacking these “clobber passages” is Unclobber by Colby Martin. Out Loud is a podcast by and for queer people of faith in the South. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and join our mailing list for updates. Support the show financially by becoming a Patreon member, or by leaving a one-time donation on our website. Hosted and produced by Greg Thompson. Editing Contributions from Cariad Harmon. Theme music by JP Rugierri. Recorded in Nashville, TN.
Your favorite frozen fellas pulled off a garbage time miracle to deliver this one! No ice storm could stop Geoff & Alex from enjoying a retro review of Childish Gambino's CAMP, and it damn sure wasn't going to keep them from celebrating Katie Pruitt's EXPECTATIONS. What are you waiting for? Get this one while it's hot. This week's episode features two listener-submitted albums. Be sure to keep those recommendations coming! You can reach out to us, and find all things Out On That Line here: https://linktr.ee/OOTL #OutOnThatLine
Katie Pruitt is a Nashville based singer songwriter from Atlanta Georgia. She released a full length album last year called “Expectations” to critical acclaim. Later in the year she followed that up with two covers of Neil Young songs. The classic “Ohio” and “After the Gold Rush.” Her songs are heartfelt and personal, they also reflect on justice values. Her blending of country, folk, and rock creates a backdrop for her to expound on her life experience and share her thoughts with us. We talked about her songwriting, Neil Young, and her incredible guitar tone. I hope ya dig it!
Katie Pruitt blew Nashville away with her 2020 debut "Expectations," whose mature treatments of gay coming-of-age belied her tender years. Here, Pruitt shares her journey to the album, from her religious Southern upbringing through her musical education - with some skateboarding along the way.
Donovan Woods: “She Waits For Me to Come Back Down” (feat. Katie Pruitt)
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While folk and Americana are both proud traditions here in the states, you can’t overlook all the good stuff going on north of the border. And after a nationwide tour that covered a good portion of last year, singer Donovan Woods has re-emerged from his own Canadian wilderness to drop the first song from his upcoming LP. Having teamed up with Dua Lipa vocal producer Todd Clark and general producer James Bunton, Woods recorded Without People remotely and virtually, piecing it all together after the fact. With those fleeting interpersonal moments now under the microscope, Without People is set to release November 6th and today’s mouthful of a title came directly from Woods’ collaborator Katie Pruitt, on “She Waits For Me to Come Back Down”!
In this Headliner Radio podcast we chat to Nashville-based country songstress Katie Pruitt about her musical journey so far, her passion for songwriting and performing live, and her love of Fender guitars.
"I have a Queery about...Religion and Being Gay" ft. Katie Pruitt
"What was it like growing up gay in a Catholic household?" "What does religion look like to you now?" "Why was it important to tell a queer narrative in your music?" On this episode, I'm joined by Nashville-based, singer/songwriter Katie Pruitt (she/her) to answer "queeries" such as these. In February of this year, Katie released her debut album Expectations: written as a Queer autobiographical narrative in which she tackles topics ranging from her sexuality and mental health to family and faith. Between going to Catholic school, being a part of a Christian theatre group, and living in a religious household, Katie was not able to "come out" easily. It actually wasn't until she went away to college that she states she really came into herself as a queer woman. Music was always a huge part of her life and in the creation of her album she was able to not only help her parents understand her truth, but she was finally free to live it herself. We discuss things such as her album and the process/inspiration for it as well as growing up in a religious Southern environment, the importance of queer visibility in the music industry, and how the idea of God has changed for us over time.On her album Expectations..."An album informed by love in its many forms, Expectations presents a bracing portrait of self-destructive love with “Grace Has a Gun” (a hypnotic and heavy-hearted track featured on NPR’s "All Songs Considered”). "It’s about a girl I dated in college who was dealing with a very intense mental illness at the time, and about me trying to be some kind of cure for her,” Pruitt explains. On "Out of the Blue," the album slips into a languid reverie, with Pruitt’s lyrics channeling a classic-pop romanticism (e.g., “What a lovely day for loving you”). And on “It’s Always Been You,” Expectations closes out in a moment of understated glory, the song’s gently plucked strings and wistful piano melodies magnifying its tender mood. “That one’s a love song to my girlfriend,” says Pruitt. “It’s the first time in my life I’ve experienced a genuinely healthy relationship, and I wanted to show those moments that are so mundane but beautiful, like making out on the porch or play-fighting with baguettes in the grocery store—all those normal, everyday things that feel so heightened by love."--from https://katiepruitt.comFollow Katie: WebsiteInstagramTwitterListen to Expectations:Apple MusicSpotifyResources for further learning:Explore: Religion and Faith resourcesTransfaithOrganization of the Week: National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color NetworkLearnDonateShow Produced by Nick EiblerTheme Song written by Matt Gregory, Colin Egan, and Mike Hubbard Produced by Colin Egan and Mike HubbardLogo Design by David Pavón