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Introducing Garrett Kato

Garrett Kato

A Canadian singer/songwriter now residing in Australia, Garrett Kato is definitely one to keep an eye on. He recently took some time out with Scenestr for a bit of Q&A and to talk about his new album. 

Original article written by Scenestr

Last year he recorded his new album, That Low And Lonesome Sound, in his own home studio. “The recording process became an obsession, with tireless nights demoing and experimenting with both hard and ethereal sounds. This new record marks a turning point for myself both as a singer-songwriter and a producer and a new father [also why it took so long].

“The first single UFOS is a far cry from my previous folk-country releases. Pulsating guitars and keys open the song with a haunting cascade of reverberant vocals echoing throughout the mix.”



In the studio I usually...

In the studio I usually stay up till unruly hours of the night and work until I feel I’m listening to mush. Come morning, I will wake to either a pleasant surprise of awesome work or complete disappointment from last night’s efforts. 

If I could tour with anyone...

Bruce Springsteen. I’d tour with that guy even if he was my dad … one can dream.

Social media is...

facebook.com/garrettkatomusic or instagram.com/garrettkato 

My favourite app at the moment is (why?)...

If I had to choose it would be GuitarToolkit. I learned how to play banjo on that puppy. Oh how the times have changed… 

Life on the road can be...

Poor, unpredictable and awesome.  

If you'll have me on your bill, all I ask is that the rider contains...

Cat food sushi

The most scary scenario I've found myself in, was...

Probably this Canadian tour I did two years ago. We travelled to Golden (a mountain town outside of the Rockies) to meet an awesome band Will Horse alongside singer-songwriter Vince Vaccaro. Upon arrival I realised we were driving a 1970 half-broken tour bus through the Rockies, also that the drummer of the band Will Horse had basically no driving experience with a massive bus and proceeded to drive anyways.

Read the rest of this article on Scenestr.