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Kate Voegele

Voegele performing at the Showbox at the Market on June 26, 2011 in Seattle, Washington
Background information
Birth name Kate Elizabeth Voegele
Born (1986-12-08) December 8, 1986 (age 30)
Bay Village, Ohio, United States
Genres Pop, rock, pop rock, folk, folk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Interscope
Website Katevoegele.com

I've always been a really really big Sheryl Crow fan. I just respect what she does in a way that she just remains true to her music and sort of has just been real. She isn't trying too hard ever.
Kate Voegele
My second album was written while I was on the road promoting the first record. I tried to take my personal experiences and elevate them to universal experiences, so that I wasn't writing songs about living on a tour bus or being on a TV set for the first time.
Kate Voegele
The first record I spent five years writing and it was an amalgamation of all the things that happened in my life from the time I was fifteen to the time I was twenty.
Kate Voegele
I am definitely still the same kid that I was picking up the guitar at 15. But, I have definitely learned to be more flexible and roll with the punches. It's such an unpredictable business to be in and it's insane how things change so last minute.
Kate Voegele
Believing in yourself and what you do is so important. It took me a long time to find that confidence. If you're an artist and you're taking risks, then you're doing something right if some people don't get it.
Kate Voegele
I knew that going on 'One Tree Hill' was going to be an incredible vehicle for the record. What is amazing about it is that my role on the show is, you know, basically playing a musician, and all the songs she plays are off my record.
Kate Voegele
My main goal as a songwriter is to make something that inspires people. To write things about my life that people can relate to. Whether it's a whole record or just one song for someone, I hope it can do that for them. Knowing that I have the ability to do that is inspiring to me.
Kate Voegele
Music is such a healing thing, no matter who you are.
I can lick my elbow. I know that's supposed to be impossible, but I can do it!
Kate Voegele
I like to perform live like we're all just hanging out in my living room. I'm totally casual and informal on stage.
Kate Voegele
I think the most challenging part of being a performer is just making sure that people know that when you get up there every night, it's unique and that you care.
Kate Voegele
As you get older, challenges arise that you aren't prepared for, but what got me through it was music.
Kate Voegele
Being on the road is like a campout. I'm the only girl. The guys in my band are like my big brothers. It's definitely an adventure, but it can be a nomadic lifestyle.
Kate Voegele
Acting and singing on 'One Tree Hill' was definitely one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I didn't even know I could act until I auditioned at the casting call for the part of Mia.
Kate Voegele
My biggest advice for girls – and this is something that I wish I could have known when I was younger – is to have thick skin. It's something that you definitely develop when you get older, but when I first started, I was so obsessed with pleasing everybody. I wanted everybody to like me and to like my songs.
Kate Voegele
I always try to be very human in my performances and hang out with my fans. It is cool to be a celebrity, but at the end of the day I want to empower my audience and say, 'Hey, I am just like you.'
Kate Voegele
More than anything I want to get up there and hang out with the audience, make everybody feel like it's fun and they're involved and are just, like, friends hanging out in somebody's living room. I went to see Carole King on her 'Living Room' Tour, and that's the kind of feeling I'm aiming for.
Kate Voegele
I think just being on 'One Tree Hill' has given me a lot of confidence.
Kate Voegele
My music is the chicken soup kind. I want people to get a good feeling in their soul from these songs. Roots rock, heartland rock… whatever you want to call it is OK with me.
Kate Voegele
I used to bring my sketchbook to gym class and doodle, because I am a very uncoordinated athlete.
Kate Voegele
I know who I am as an artist and I know what my sound is, but I wanted to know what I could do in order to take it to that next level. So the experiences I had last year of moving to California and traveling to places like Rome and Nicaragua where I met a lot of people just had a really big impact in my life.
Kate Voegele
I've always had a bazillion songs in my archive, but I want to play people stuff they know. Now that I have two albums' worth of material, that gives me freedom to compose a set that's more well-balanced and build a show rather than just a recital of some songs.
Kate Voegele
I never thought then I'd be doing what I'm doing now. At my high school, being on the girls soccer team was the cool thing to do, but that was definitely never going to happen for me, so I played music. Not because everyone thought it was awesome, but for the love of it.
Kate Voegele
I am very busy and don't have a lot of down time, but I write my best songs in those situations. I enjoy my life the most when I have a bunch of things going on at the same time.
Kate Voegele
I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 15. I think what mainly sparked my interest was just the fact that I grew up listening to Cheryl King, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, and was just always inspired by that sort of organic art, and organic songs and just very natural songwriting that came out of some of those artists.
Kate Voegele
I consider myself a songwriter before anything else. The fact that I have been able to write both of my records and establishing myself as a songwriter is super-important to me. Some people have that gift, where they can take on anything and make people believe it. I like to do a song from personal experience.
Kate Voegele
Working as a musician, I have to constantly generate new material, so school keeps me sharp. Reading and writing all the time helps me to be a better songwriter.
Kate Voegele