Katie Webster

Biography

Kathryn Jewel Thorne, 9 January 1939, Houston, Texas, USA, 5 September 1999, League City, Texas, USA. Webster learned to play the piano as a child, playing hymn tunes when her mother was within earshot and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry tunes when she was not. She developed, in her words, ‘A funky left hand and a rollin’ right’, which talent led to her becoming house pianist at Jay Miller’s studio in Crowley, Louisiana, from 1959-66. During that period, she backed Excello... Read more

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blues
piano
louisiana blues
jazz
blues rock
female vocalists
boogie woogie
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