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Hi fans! I have a show this Thursday, December 4th, at Desmond’s Tavern at 11 PM. It’s sure to be a good time, so come and enjoy the evening as I continue to move in a new direction with my music.


Hi lovely fans! I wanted to let all of you know that you’ll be seeing some changes to this site in the coming week/weeks. I’m going to begin using a stage name for my music and acting – KAT BLACKWOOD. Honestly, I’m pretty stoked to start using it since it’s my grandmother’s name – and a badass one at that. I’m also moving in a new direction with my music. My roots are in jazz and blues, and my new style is going to reflect that. Not that I don’t love writing upbeat songs, but I no longer want to be identified as a pop artist. It’s just not who I am. SO, fans, when you spread the word about my music, tell people that my name is KAT BLACKWOOD, and I’m reinventing my style.

My CD on iTunes will still be under my legal name, Julia McKinnis. If you haven’t bought my CD yet, do so now! It’d be a perfect Christmas gift! “The Good Has Won” by Julia McKinnis!

My Album Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall!

Please join me on Monday, February 17th, 2014 and help me celebrate the release of my first album, The Good Has Won! I will be performing all the songs from the new album, which will be available for sale. The show starts at 7PM at Rockwood Stage 1, details provided here. Hope to see you there!

Come See Me at The Way Station! 12/17 at 7 PM

Hey, all! I will be performing a set at 7PM at The Way Station in Brooklyn! Come and enjoy!