Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Kathryn Cloward is bringing forth a fresh perspective of lyrical storytelling that’s well received by people of all ages across multiple musical genres. She connects with audiences through her authentic transparency, childlike joyfulness, and magnetic stage presence. A prolific and untethered songwriter, Kathryn’s relatable lyrics and soulful melodies with engaging musical arrangements reveal the passionate woman she is and the journey of transformation she’s been on.
“I know how it feels to grow through life changes. I bring those feelings to light through my music. My songs share the stories of my life experiences which in many cases are the experiences other people have lived as well or are currently journeying through,” Cloward said. “Often we just need to know that someone else gets it and resonates with our process. While writing is a healing and empowering process for me on a personal level, I share to help others gain understanding for themselves to heal their wounds and joyfully shine their natural light of love.”
Kathryn launched into the music industry in 2015 with a double CD release of Free to Fly and A Soft Place to Fall, fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and sharing original songs. Having fully opened up to lyrically articulate a full spectrum of life experiences, Kathryn’s second double CD release of Ripple Love and Secret Keeper (2017) features songs with deep meanings that help empower others to heal, grow, and shine.
Kathryn enjoys performing on stage with her full band and in intimate acoustic shows. Some of her featured shows include opening for Nashville Unplugged (Las Vegas, NV); headlining multiple times at the acclaimed Belly Up (Solana Beach, CA); performing at the legendary Troubadour (West Hollywood, CA); opening for Tiffany at the world famous Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA); and rocking out at the San Diego County Fair.
With a heart for writing and sharing purposeful messages, Kathryn was honored to align with Intrepid Theatre Company to write and perform an original song for its Exiled Voices: Refugee Art Experience. “My Name is Divine (Jina langu ni Diviné),” about an 18-year-old high school student from Mozambique. Kathryn was also honored with an invitation from Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to write and perform a new theme song for its annual Celebration of Champions® event. “We Are Champions” is about courage and hope, and the light of love that shines on every child journeying through cancer.
Kathryn has received multiple awards for her songwriting and performing. She earned two Best Song Awards at the 2017 Indie Music Channel Awards, was recognized as Best Americana Artist by Indie Music Channel’s 2016 Radio Music Awards, and received four 2015 West Coast Country Music Association awards. She is also the creator, author, and songwriter of the award-winning Kathryn the Grape® Affirmation Series of positive books and music. Her series was recently honored with five 2017 Family Choice Awards, five 2017 Mom’s Choice Awards, and her book, Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti, was recognized as the 2017 Best Children’s Fiction Book by the San Diego Book Association Awards.