Katie Avery was born in Guelph, Ontario. She started studying violin at the local Suzuki School when she was 5 years old. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto in 2010 before moving to Whitehorse to teach violin. She has a number of recordings under her belt, including her first solo album, Lake Annie, which was released in 2015. Having grown up in a folky family, she is an avid fiddler as well as classical player. With her 5 string fiddle, voice and looper, she creates a whole “folkestra” alone on stage.