Kate Diaz (Chicago)
At just 16, Chicago singer/songwriter Kate Diaz has five years of professional experience and is already more accomplished than a lot of artists twice her age. A prodigy who can play guitar, drums, cello, bass and piano, Diaz has performed at numerous Windy City venues, Lollapalooza, Milwaukee’s Summerfest and an Earth Day celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Taking inspiration from everyone from The Beatles to Adele, Diaz has remarkably done everything (booking, managing, etc.) on her own, showing a true DIY spirit.
YDIIYD: Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara, Semisonic. (MB)