kate peterson : singer, songmaker.

raspy, emo acoustic soul-folk with a touch
of optimism and a lot of humanness

Kate Peterson

you've arrived at the humble home of of ypsilanti, michigan-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist kate peterson. after nearly a decade on the road with her folk duo nervous but excited, she now plays select solo performances in and around Michigan.

updates >> facebook

songs >> itunes (or scroll down)

videos >> youtube (or scroll down)

history >> nervous but excited

contact >> kate@katepeterson.com

press photos/bio: click here

2024 shows:


>> Sonic Lunch <<

Thursday, August 8th, 2024 11:30am

Opening for May Erlewine

Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI



March, 2020. 5 short weeks ago this was just a personal meditation for me. I put up a camera because the song and the sea reverberating together was too magical not to capture. these days... i feel like it might have another purpose. thank you Holly Near for the words.

Posted by Kate Peterson on Friday, March 20, 2020


Beginning in 2005, Michigan-based singer songmaker and multi-instrumentalist Kate Peterson has traveled the US and Europe winning the hearts of vulnerability lovers everywhere. For 10 years, she spilled her heart onto hundreds of stages, opened for her heroes and sparked thousands of laughs (and almost as many tears) with her folk duo, Nervous but Excited. These days, Kate is a home-makin’ hobbyist who swaps her wood-working tools for a microphone for only the most special of occasions, sometimes joined by her wife, Leah Peterson, on harmonies.   

The roots of her music are still planted firmly in the Pleasantly Aggressive Folk sound that long time fans will find familiar, but they will quickly notice a depth in her sound that only time and patience can cultivate.  The cool rasp of Kate's voice will fill up the room and tug on your heart simultaneously. Of her vocals, The Northern Express says “…you could almost swear you hear the same grainy whispers as Ray LaMontagne.” She approaches her sound with sailing melodies, a dash of percussion and a passion so genuine that it wore through the wood of her guitar. New listeners to her performance should expect songs and stories of travels and trials that connect us all. The raw nature of her writing can leave you feeling a little exposed, but given her genuine yet dry wit, you will surely be tempered by a laugh or two.


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