NEW SONG: “Boy Named Sunday” | Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGCDiiQBHI Here's a new song for y'all! We finally got the editing done on this video, and I'm so excited to share it. I love songwriting because I love to tell stories, and this is probably one of the most "story" songs I've written so far. Somehow, the idea for a song about a boy named [...]

playing my first band show!

This past Saturday night at Hilton Tavern was one of the best nights of my life. There's no better feeling than playing my songs live with a band to a bar full of people - and when the response is positive and the crowd actually listens, well, that's the best feeling of all. Thank you [...]

Music Monday: Kacey Musgraves’ GOLDEN HOUR

 It has been a HOT MINUTE since I published a Music Monday. But here I am! One of my favorite artists and most prominent songwriting influences, Kacey Musgraves, released her third album last week, and of course I had to write about it. I've been waiting for Golden Hour for what feels like forever! Right [...]

NEW SONG: “‘Til The Day Time Ends” | Original by Kate Stedelbauer

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1hmTKpoSmQ   Hi y'all! My new YouTube video is live! I'm sorry I haven't been as active on AbundantlyKate recently. My music is my top priority, and I've been quite busy lately, which is a good thing! Anyway, I hope y'all enjoy this new song. I wrote "'Til The Day Time Ends" as a fun, [...]

NEW SONG | “But When I Do” Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2WRLHmZJPY&t=3s This is one of my favorite songs I've ever written. The concept was inspired by the fact that, quite frankly, I don't write about love often. It's sprinkled here and there throughout my catalogue of original music, but overall, love and relationships have never been a driving topic for me when sitting down to [...]

Music Monday: Brandi Carlile’s New Record is Stunning

I can't remember the last time I felt this excited to write about an album. Therefore, I will jump right in. Grammy-nominated Americana artist Brandi Carlile is incredible, and her newest record, By The Way, I Forgive You, will leave you shaken yet inspired. I don't even know if I can express in words how much [...]

a babble on persistence

Be persistent.  I've been repeating this to myself and pushing myself earnestly in the direction of persistence for probably a year now, becoming increasingly more aggressive as I go. Pursuing my career requires an insanely high level of persistence that I'm not sure I was prepared for going in. Writing songs? That takes persistence, especially [...]

NEW SONG | “Vinegar & Time” ~ Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S71IpdVfTG8&t=3s New song went live last night on YouTube!  This song had to grow on me a little bit after I finished it. If you've ever heard the phrase that a good song is "three chords and the truth", I guess that's what I was thinking when I wrote this one. I have a tendency [...]

Life Update: career success, publishing my newsletter, & anxiety

Every few months or so, life gets just busy enough for me to go MIA from the blogosphere. Most of the time this is actually a good thing, because it means I'm busy enough with music stuff that it takes priority over pretty much everything else - which is the longterm goal anyway! However, I [...]

NEW SONG | “All Those Pretty Roses” ~ Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNs-F4YnDBo Friends! Your girl is finally back on the YouTube game. Please take a minute to listen to my new song! I wrote it after becoming inspired by the often-repeated phrase, "stop and smell the roses", while contemplating how quickly time seems to pass and how lucky we are to be alive experiencing life on [...]