Weighted Balloon is Katie’s third album. Katie teamed up with Ben Brodin of ARC Studios in Omaha, Neb., who also produced Throw the Flowers Down. Her angelic voice is backed by Brodin and the stellar Eric Miller of Madison, who plays cello and trumpet and has performed many times with Katie in Mineral Point and around the area.
Katie used vintage equipment in the studio, giving the recording a rich and timeless sound, which turned her thoughts to pressing vinyl. “The vinyl sounds magical,” Katie says. “I can’t explain it. When we finished the project Ben really encouraged me to press the vinyl. He was right.”
Katie’s poetic lyrics seem simple, but they cut right to the things that matter. Her songs are about relationships – with children, parents, lovers, and one’s own self and place in the world. Her songs search for what’s important, and reveal more depth with each listening.