Jeri Katherine Howell commands performances with her soulful and sweet voice, thought-provoking lyrics, quality musicianship and joyful presence. Jeri Katherine engages the audience in a creative conversation by blending original and traditional songs, storytelling, singalongs and brief flatfoot dancing lessons. Throughout a typical performance, the audience will be up dancing, listening intently to lyrics and melodies, wiping away tears and communing in laughter. Jeri Katherine is available to perform as a solo, duo (with Nat Colten) or string band act.
Jeri Katherine is also an experienced teaching artist and is on both the Kentucky Arts Council and Berea College Partners for Education Teaching Artist Directories. She facilitates songwriting, beginning flatfooting and cultural exchange workshops in Spanish and English. Recent examples include a teen “Songwriting for Social Change” workshop; “Songwriting & Entrepreneurship” didactic performance for the Governor’s Scholars Program; “Kentucky Music and Dance Traditions” a didactic performance at the Instituto Tecnológico in Costa Rica and a beginning flatfoot workshop at Yamaguchi University in Japan.
Recent accolades include acceptance into the Berea College Partners for Education Teaching Artist Roster (2019), the Kentucky Foundation for Women Firestarter Award (2018), membership in the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust Pine Mountain Collective (2018), acceptance into the Kentucky Arts Council Performing Artists and Teaching Artists Directories (2018) and a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Grant to Costa Rica (2017).
Minimal Technical Requirements
Minimum stage size: 8 feet x 6 feet
Lighting: general wash (or whatever is available)
Sound: one condenser mic with mic stand and one monitor OR one vocal mic, one direct input or one instrument mic and one monitor