Journey of a Song

Episode 46: "Bloom" by Katherine Paterson

January 19, 2023 Emmeline; Katherine Paterson Season 2 Episode 10
Journey of a Song
Episode 46: "Bloom" by Katherine Paterson
Show Notes

"Now that the peas have grown tall, and they don't reach the land of giants..."

Disappointment. Gratitude. Loss. Grief. Joy. Pride. Hope.

We humans are complex, messy creatures, and all of these feelings can co-exist in us. In "Bloom," the mandolin-driven title track from her debut EP, singer-songwriter Katherine Paterson seeks to give voice to all of these warring emotions in a sparse, stark Americana jam that ends in a celtic barn dance.

In this episode, Emmeline sits down with Katherine to talk about how disappointing relationships can still help us grow and why it's so important to give ourselves space and permission as creatives. Katherine shares the story of a powerful creative retreat, confesses her love for gardening, and discusses her enthusiasm for stringed instruments. The two also chat at length about...Sondheim's Into the Woods?  (Hey, if you know, you know!)

To learn more about Katherine, or to follow her musical journey, visit her official website. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official webpage. You can also hear songs from previous episodes through the official Journey of a Song Spotify playlist.