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Katie Basden / The Aquaducks @ Blue Note Grill

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January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Katie Basden
“Much like the Tar Heel state she calls home, Katie Basden’s music is a polyglot of styles, combining country, soul, rock and blues into an enticing blend of southern American music. Her new album Release The Sound was a project two years in the making, honed mostly during the years she spent in Nashville as a budding songwriter…”- Caine O’Rear, Editor in Chief of American Songwriter
With deep roots in Durham, North Carolina, Katie Basden grew up in a home full of musical influences.  She started her solo career at just 15, and migrated to Nashville, TN after high school in 2010 and has been traveling to play ever since.   Katie most recently placed as a Top 20 finalist on NBC’s show The Voice with her coach Blake Shelton, after working with Adam Levine. Prior to the show, she released her sophomore project, Release the Sound, featuring “Gypsy Prophet”, which was chosen “Best Country Video Performance” by talented singer-songwriters Chris Stapleton and Charlie Worsham for American Songwriter Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Song Contest.
Release The Sound is not only full of original, genre-bending songs written by a traveled female artist, but Katie’s powerful voice is honest and effortless.

In 2019, she released a cover of Camila Cabello’s “Consequences”, grossing over 140k streams. Shortly after, she released a homemade music video for her newest release, “Heaven Won’t You Come Down”, which she wrote in response to all the mass shootings.

2020 brought Katie’s music to a more digital light. Visually influenced by the freakishly odd and utterly macabre depictions from the hit television series American Horror Story, Katie wanted to create a self-produced music video showcasing her own spiritual journey, with all the trappings of ghostly folklore with her newest single “It Kills Me”.
Recently, Katie Basden has been hosting virtual ticketed Zoom concerts on a monthly basis for her dedicated fan base, allowing her to stay connected to her listeners during a year of separation. As a regularly touring artist, Katie understands the ongoing struggle of staying intimate with fans during the current status of the world, but she’s successfully been able to foster a new form of love language with her listeners through Patreon where she releases exclusive content for her most dedicated fans.
Be sure to check out her tour page for where she’s playing next and don’t forget to join the #teamkatiebasden page for exclusive content!

The Aquaducks are a high-energy funk and soul band from Nashville, TN with a fresh, yet nostalgic brand of modern funk music. The Aquaducks’ live show is a party on the stage and off, from start to finish. While the musical influence of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lettuce provide enough musical meat to satisfy the appetites of even the most discerning critics, their light-hearted and fun approach to performance ensures that no one in the audience is left behind. The Ducks’ performances around the United States have included appearances at Bonnaroo, Rochester International Jazz Festival, FiBArk Festival, and numerous local and regional festivals. They have had the honor of sharing bills with artists such as The Motet, George Porter Jr., Billy Strings, Anders Osborne, The California Honey Drops, and The Werks. Currently, the band’s tour schedules include stops throughout the Southeast, Colorado, Florida, the Midwest, and Northeast and they show no signs of slowing down as they continue their quest to share the funk with the world. 2019’s “The Deep End” release marked a new chapter in the life of The Aquaducks. The five-song collection explores the deeper side of the band through its use of extended breakdowns and solo sections that impactfully contrast their catchy songwriting. Upon release, the song “Got Me Funked Up” was featured as the second track on Spotify’s All Funked Up playlist, exposing the band’s music to a new wave of fans. Described by Brooklyn, NY blog Pancakes and Whiskey as “Dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools,” The Aquaducks have developed a strong audio-visual experience and established a long-term relationship with fans. Join now, or be late to the party.


January 29
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Blue Note Grill
709 Washington St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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