Katie is currently recording her new album at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Obie O’Brien while gearing up for the summer theatrical release of “Sugar”. Katie wrote the theme song “Sugar” which is featured in the trailer. The film stars Shenae Grimes, Corbin Bleu, Marshall Allman and Austin Williams and follows the story of a group of homeless kids as they try to survive on the streets of Venice Beach seen through the eyes of a 20 year old named, Sugar. Katie’s song is featured on the soundtrack with songs by Cat Power, Hope Sandoval, and Jane’s Addiction.
Katie has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Ginger Coyle, Dan Collins, Jackie Greene, Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, Citizen Cope with Meshell Ndegeocello, Sharon Little, and Melissa Ferrick. She has performed at notable venues and festivals such as Bethlehem Musikfest, TurksHead Music Festival, Block Island Music Festival, Ladybug Festival, Club Passim, The House of Blues, Sellersville Theater, Tin Angel, World Cafe Live, Pianos, The Bitter End, and The Rockwood MusicHall. Barbato was one of four winners of the “Revolution” contest held by The Philadelphia Songwriter’s Project in 2011. She has done commercial work for Clear Channel, and has been featured on Radio 104.5 FM, WXPN 88.5FM, Hometown Heroes 93.7 WSTW, Boston’s WERS and the NBC 10! Show.