Kathryn O’Shea is a banjo-playing folk singer/songwriter. Born and raised in Asheville, NC, her family’s roots in both music and the southern Appalachian mountains go back generations to early folk recordings of her great great uncle I.G.
Greer in the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress. Her mother Lytingale is a professional musician and a prolific songwriter and her cousin Meg Baird is a folk artist and in the bands Espers (Drag City) and Heron Oblivion (Sub Pop).
Her older brother Michael Greer O'Shea is also a prolific songwriter and music producer. He has released 5 solo electronic albums under the name Kinjac and his release Tired of You / Arrivals features Kathryn's vocals. Kinjac has released official remixes of tracks by River Whyless, Thavius Beck, Eprhyme, and Carolinabound, and M.G. O'Shea has production credits on releases by artists like C.J. Boyd (Joyful Noise Records) and Ali Baba's Tahini (an Umphrey's McGee side-project). He is currently working on producing Kathryn's debut album and played drums/bass/guitar on her newest single "Snow."