From church, via ‘The X Factor USA’ and on to Nashville, Caitlin Koch has come a long way in a decade.
It all began for her in 2004, when at the age of 14 she won a contest called ‘Buffalo Idol’, organised by radio station KISS 98.5FM in Buffalo, New York, where she was born. Caitlin had already shown her vocal prowess in the church choir, putting her love of Elvis Presley (something she got from her parents) to good use.
As a result of winning the contest, Caitlin got the opportunity to perform in front of 15,000 people, opening for Avril Lavigne.
“I felt at home on stage. I found I could express myself in a way I never had before, and the connection to the people in front of me was real.”
While she developed her interest in music, winning numerous local awards, Caitlin also cultivated a sporting ability, becoming an acclaimed rugby player; in 2011, she appeared on ‘The X Factor USA’ billed as the singing rugby coach! But it’s music that’s her dream. Over the past few years, she’s performed live with Blood, Sweat & Tears, the B52’s, The Goo Goo Dolls and Tears For Fears. And in 2015 relocated to Nashville, Last year Caitlin released a six song CD called ‘I Am Caitlin’, which was self-produced. It showcases a vast talent merging soul, country and southern rock, and is sure to be a sensation when la Koch gets on the Outlaw Country Stage at Ramblin’ Man.
“I chased my dream on my own terms!”
‘I’d Rather Go Blind/Tennessee Whiskey’, ‘Run To The River’, ‘Simple Man’
Her Finest Hour
‘I Am Caitlin’ 2016
Caitlin Rocks The Barn Allmans style last year.