May 19, 2010

Katie Lafond, 16, of Prairie School, releases CD

Katie Lafond, a 16-year-old singer, songwriter and student at The Prairie School, has released a CD  with ten of her original songs, called  “Race Your Pulse.” Katie has been playing guitar and writing music for two years -- we've seen her performing Downtown on First Fridays, at Second Saturdays in Kenosha and other events.

A CD release party will be held starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Racine Arts Council, 316 6th St.  Katie will play selections from her CD as well as covers from other acoustic artists. Zachary Scot Johnson will join her on stage.

Tickets are $3 at the door. Proceeds will be donated to the Prairie School Music Foundation and Group Workcamps.

Katie recorded “Race Your Pulse” with Scott Defebaugh in Milwaukee. Her mentor and teacher, Zachary Scot Johnson, played violin, dobro, mandolin and keys on the CD. John Laidlaw, Peter Batchelder, Kevin Polster and Scott Defebaugh also accompanied Katie.

Samples can be heard on her websiteOthers are on YouTube.


  1. Beautiful voice.

  2. Much support, Katie, from your Bonk! family...