I first met Katie Costello last year. An old friend of mine, Michelle, is managing her music career. Katie was 16 turning 17. I didn't get a chance to hear her sing live then, but heard some of the stuff online and really dug it. They were back in town recently and Katie was performing live at The Bitter End. Great set. She's got a very unique sound. She sounds like Regina Spektor but her music is her own. Very indie, quirky and just different. For a girl about to turn 18, she's got some soul in her. I got to hang out with them after for quite a bit and gave a bit of advice to her as she's moving here from the west coast in a few weeks. She has her head on pretty straight and I'm quite sure she'll blend into the music scene well. I really feel like I'm watching a star in the making. Her first album, Kaleidoscope Machine, was released on iTunes last week and was a featured "Indie Artist of the Week". She also had a song played on the new 90210! Not too shabby!