“It’s Christmas Time”: Interview With Katie Knipp

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness to spend with friends and family. How do you plan to spend your Christmas this year? 

Katie Knipp: at home with my husband and two boys, ages 2 and 4.

What are your favorite festivities surrounding Christmas? 

Katie Knipp: Looking at the lights around the neighborhood, watching Christmas movies, seeing my boys in the church Christmas pageant.

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Let’s settle the debate: when should someone put up their Christmas tree?  

Katie Knipp: 

The weekend after Thanksgiving or later.

What is the best gift you’ve received for Christmas? 

Katie Knipp: My mom got that magical exhilarating call for her liver transplant and was home just in time for Christmas. What a rush!

What song(s) get you in the Christmas spirit? 

Katie Knipp: Brian Setzer Orchestra version of The Nutcracker Suite. Dang it’s HOT!

Rank your top favorite Christmas themed movies.  

Katie Knipp: Love Actually, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life.

Does your family have any Christmas traditions that are unique? 

Katie Knipp: Sfter the kids go to bed, drinking Christmas martinis (gin and peppermint schnapps) while watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Someday I will rock that stage while the models walk by and blow me kisses.

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With Christmas comes cold weather and snow. Do you like enjoy the cold weather? Snow? 

Katie Knipp: I’m an intermediate downhill skier. Looking forward to taking the boys sledding for the first time this season.

Did you build a snowman when you were a kid?  

Katie Knipp: Only while vacationing in Tahoe. I grew up in The Bay Area of CA so there’s no snow there.

 

 

ABOUT KATIE:

Northern California Blues Americana Singer / Songwriter KATIE KNIPP has announced the release of her long anticipated, 5th album, Take it With You. Released on November 7, Take it With Youfeatures Neil Campisano on drums, Zack Proteau on bass, and Brett Vaughn Rechtfertig on guitar while Katie sings and plays various instruments including piano, slide dobro guitar, and harmonica.

“After focusing 20 years of my life on my music, it took the births of my two sons and associated sacrifices of motherhood testing my commitment for me to truly appreciate what that means. Some of these lyrics to the songs were typed into my phone at 3am while breastfeeding. With the support of my family, I was able to return as a solo act, and my attitude has completely changed. My love for music had been tested and I couldn’t be more grateful now for ANY time I get to play, especially after the pregnancy carpal tunnel healed. I started writing songs from a more natural state of just pure love and they come easily to me now. I’m no longer trying to prove myself because there’s only one me out there.” – Katie Knipp

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