KATIE MILLER is an artist from the rolling valleys of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan and is passionate about living life in the present moment and connecting with people through her music, writing and photography.   

Singersongwriter/Recording Artist *Facebook* Katie draws on inspiration from her own life on the prairies, her songs reflecting the importance of being true to yourself and finding light out the darkness. Katie has released two folk-rock albums to date: Silverflower (2015) and A New Day (2016). "The relationship Katie has with music leaves one feeling that the music can indeed recreate the self." ~ Angela Shaffer, punchland.com (Brooklyn, NY) *Full Interview* 

Photographer *Facebook* Katie captures her love of nature and the beauty of the prairie landscape in her photos. Prints are available for purchase in various mediums, including metal, canvas and photoboard. Katie is available for bookings as a freelance photographer on location for portraits and events. "Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with the world." ~ The Mindful Movement 

 

"My Saskatchewan" Exhibit - McAlpine Studios 

Here’s a pic of a couple of my canvas prints displayed at McAlpine Studios for the “My Saskatchewan” exhibit. I attended a lovely opening reception earlier this month and enjoyed discussions among other artists and photographers about their work. Be sure to stop by & have a look at the beauty of the prairies embraced by local artists at this fantastic gallery in my hometown of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

 

Tribute Night to Gord Downie & Tom Petty💜  

It is so gratifying after going through all the organizing for an event, to see it turn out to be an overwhelming success! I hosted a Tribute Night To Gord Downie & Tom Petty on Nov 23, 2017 to a packed house at the Maple Leaf Theatre in my hometown of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. We have an amazing wealth of talent in our neck of the woods & I am so thankful for all of the talented performers that came out and had me and others singing along to the music. It was such a feel-good-warm-fuzzy evening of bringing people together with music. Thank you also to the generosity of everyone who came out & donated at the door and entered our Long Time Running t-shirt raffle, raising a total $1325.60 for the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack fund. Here's a clip of me from the event, singing one of my favourite Hip songs, Fiddler's Green.

My Photography 

Photography has become a passion for me and quite possibly, I believe that this may coincide with my ever-growing passion to find inner peace. At times, it's music, songwriting and performing, and at other times of more recent, it's when I have my camera with me that I feel the most connected to that divine spirit that resides within me. To quote John Muir, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks," which seems to ring true for me whether I'm walking on my valley hikes in my neck of the woods by Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, or driving on the surrounding gravel roads chasing down sunrises, sunsets and northern lights. These walks and drives with my camera all bring me a serenity and peace and show me the awesomeness of being present and living in the moment. 

I have recently created my own Facebook Page dedicated to my photography which you can check out here. I have begun to update my website from strictly a musician site to include my photography, as photography has increasingly become a vital avenue for me for my artistic expression. While I continue to perform and write, as most people know me first and foremost as a singersongwriter, Katie Miller the Photographer has become an important part of who I am. 

I was super excited to sell my first print earlier this year at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery's annual Landscape & Memory exhibition, where I had four works displayed. I had these particular photos printed on brushed aluminum and I was very pleased with how the metal captured the brilliance of the colours, which shimmer and change depending on your viewpoint. 

Please check out my Instagram which I use frequently for posting my photography. Instagram is a great forum for sharing my photography and for connecting with other photographers, and I will now be showcasing many of these photos on my new photography page and website. These photos are all available for purchase in various sizes and  mediums including metal, canvas, photoboard and framed. While Landscape Photography is my first love, I have done some portrait sessions and have included some of these portrait photos on my website and Facebook page. For photo inquiries, please email me via my website or message me via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

Semi-Finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition 

I am honoured to have my song, This December (from album, A New Day)  as a semi-finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition, which received more than 16 000 entries with semi-finalists making up 10% of all entries. It's amazing to see the list of esteemed judges for this competition and the list of semi-finalists from around the world, including a handful of other Saskatchewan artists that have also been selected. 

Music Bringing People Together 

I am in love with hosting the Open Mic nights in my small town community of Esterhazy. We have a new space in our town, Whippletree Coffee located in the recently renovated Maple Leaf Theatre, which has provided a much-needed venue for bringing people together for the love of music. The atmosphere is cozy and the coffee and treats are great, and the local performers that come out really look forward to this event. The Open Mic nights have become a once a month happening, bringing in new faces each time in a collective gathering of sharing musical talents from all ages and genres. This event has also proven to be a great way for me to bring an awareness to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, that I passionately believe in, with donations collected by passing a hat. I thank everyone for being so graciously generous in their donations, with hundreds of dollars being raised at each event in our cozy little venue, towards this much needed fund for the healing and recovery of the Indigenous people of our country.
 

FLOWERS ON THE SUN is my favourite song on my album, A New Day, and was inspired by a note my son wrote when he was four years old, which consisted solely of those four words. I thought it was beautiful and called it his first poem. I saved the note and years later, I formed this song about nature, the environment, and how humankind must be proactive in protecting this beautiful planet for many generations to come.

FLOWERS ON THE SUN is my favourite song on my album, A New Day, and was inspired by a note my son wrote when he was four years old, which consisted solely of those four words. I thought it was beautiful and called it his first poem. I saved the note and years later, I formed this song about nature, the environment, and how humankind must be proactive in protecting this beautiful planet for many generations to come.

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