Kara Kesselring with Kate Schell at Montrose Saloon

@ Montrose Saloon

Monday, September 30 ~~ 7PM

Monday, September 30; 8-11 pm;
No cover (hit the tip bucket).


Kate Schell is an independent Chicago-based electro-folk/pop musician who is pleased to announce the release of her sophomore solo album, Past Present Future. The album dropped on Friday, March 8.

Kate is known as the former lead singer, songwriter, pianist and trumpet player for the band Paper Thick Walls, who were named one of Chicago’s top five emerging artists by both The Deli Chicago and Chicago Magazine. Since the band break-up, Schell has been crafting music alongside her producer Stefan Clark and sound engineer Mat Lejeune from Chicago Recording Company.

Kate’s style mixes folky vocals layered with electronica production pulling from influences including Bat for Lashes and Bjork. Schell started playing piano at the age of 6, writing at the age of 13, and has continued to write and perform ever since. Past Present Future is a compilation of her best songs written over the past decade. It is about her personal growth through a series of events from her past that have shaped who she is as an artist today.