Kathryn Williams (born 15 February 1974, Liverpool, England) is an English singer-songwriter who to date has released 14 studio albums, written and arranged for a multitude of artists and was nominated for the 2000 Mercury Music Prize.
Kathryn released her first album, Dog Leap Stairs, on her own Caw Records label in 1999 with a budget of £80. The follow-up, Little Black Numbers, garnered a Mercury Prize nomination in 2000, bringing her to the attention of a wider public.
Kathryn has collaborated and recorded with artists including Chris Difford, Ted Barnes, Thea Gilmore, John Martyn, Joel Salakula, Tobias Froberg, Ed Harcourt, James Yorkston, Marry Waterson, Boo Hewerdine and Paul Smith.
Kathryn Williams music is characterised by rich and honest song writing, inspired by the greats – from Nick Drake to Joni Mitchell and beyond as a result. She has continually been able to evolve as an artist because she’s always looked outside of genre boundaries. Industry change and a focus on immediacy has done little to alter such notions, which makes Kathryn Williams music something of an anomaly.