Ms. Katie “Didit” Caudill, born and raised in Whitesburg, Kentucky, possesses an extraordinary capability to guide cadence and melody into a deliberate yet delicate relationship between voice and instrument. Katie’s repertoire includes guitar, banjo and upright bass; her main influences are John Prine, Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Tillers and Chris Wood. Katie Didit’s rich and playful sound can be attributed to her intricate, powerful lyrics and harmonious old-timey style. Katie has spent most of her life deeply immersed in the world of traditional Appalachian music, studying traditional mountain music at Mt. Empire College in Big Stone Gap VA, going on to become an instructor, and eventually program director, for JAMS (Junior Appalachian Musicians). In her spare time, you can find her indulging her love for reading, writing, drawing, cooking and gardening; or organizing and hosting weekly open mic nights in Louisville. Katie’s vintage flare is perfectly paired with her passion for lyrical composition, each line laden with intention leaving her listeners feeling as if they just finished their new favorite book.