playing my first songwriters round!

I’ve played a lot of shows to empty rooms. I’ve played a lot of shows to people who aren’t listening. So to sit in the center of a room with a group of songwriters, surrounded by an audience that showed up to hear our original songs, is an incredibly rewarding feeling.  Last weekend, I had the [...]

NEW SONG | “Go Out With You” Original by Kate Stedelbauer

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y3SQXWEMYk   Happy Friday friends! Here's a little background on the song in my newest YouTube video. I hope y'all enjoy! Subscribe to my channel so you can keep up with every new video that I post. I wrote this song as a reflection on experiences I have had, my friends have had, and I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

January 2018 ABSQ: Ashley McBryde, glitter eyeshadow, & spreading love

The first ABSQ of 2018 is here! January felt like it lasted forever (in a good way), and now we're already a couple of days into the second month of the year. All of the Valentine's Day stuff is out in the Target dollar section, and every time I walk in, I have to resist my [...]

NEW COVER | “That’s The Way The World Goes Round” (John Prine)

Happy Monday friends! In place of Music Monday this week, I wanted to share this video with y'all. I did a few songs at a local open mic last week with some great musician friends, and the host was nice enough to capture and share this song. If you read my blog frequently, you might [...]

Music Monday: First Aid Kit’s new record + the blog turns 2!

I'm all about powerful women in the music industry. From Dolly Parton to Miranda Lambert to Demi Lovato, there's a strong female presence in the business that's growing rapidly. This Music Monday, we're talking about Swedish duo First Aid Kit and their newest album, Ruins. Gaining their fame through their YouTube cover of "Tiger Mountain Peasant [...]

Music Monday: 3 Female Songwriters Who Inspire Me

I know it's been a little while, but I'm happy to finally be publishing a new Music Monday here on the blog! I want to make sure that all of my posts are my most authentic work. I never want to post something simply to produce content or "fill space", so I'm allowing myself to [...]