The Austin 100: Kate Davis Kate Davis started out as a jazz prodigy, studied the standards... and now has an album full of alternately spiky and ethereal indie-rock.
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The Austin 100: Kate Davis

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Kate Davis.

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Hometown: New York, New York

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Kate Davis serves as a potent reminder that, when you're studying a craft, it never hurts to study the fundamentals: Davis started out as a jazz prodigy, studied the standards... and now has an album full of alternately spiky and ethereal indie-rock. Last year, she saw the fruits of her creative left turn, releasing a gorgeous debut album (Trophy) and cowriting "Seventeen" with likeminded star Sharon Van Etten.

Listen to Kate Davis' "Daisy"

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