Capitol Recording artist KȆTA (pronounced kee-TAH) is hitting the road with The Madden Brothers for a string of dates set to kick off November 17th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles (see itinerary below). The 16-year-old singer-songwriter is touring in support of her debut EP, Generation Call, a stunning atmospheric blend of softly curved melodies, lush electronics and honeyed vocals singing irresistible hooks.

The EP follows a buzz-generating string of west coast dates held earlier this year, when Kȇta opened for fast-rising Capitol labelmate Sam Smith. The shows, her first-ever live performances (!), prompted Restless Cities to describe her as "quite a force" and Buzz Bands LA to compare her sound to the likes of Mumford & Sons and write, "if pop songs with thoughtful melodies, intricate banjo and stomping percussion is your thing, then you'll most likely be hitting the repeat button after first listen."

Click below to hear two of the EP's tracks:

"Find Me"

"Concrete Jungle"

That the Indiana-born Kȇta is touring—or even recording—speaks volumes about her inner strength and passion for music. At age ten, her singing ambitions were derailed when a case of Lyme disease triggered a fast and drastic decline in her health. Misdiagnosed for a year, she entered an advanced stage of the disease and found herself dealing with a challenging health crisis.
"My life was all doctor's appointments, tests, needles and experiments with different medications," recalls Kȇta. "I remember lying in bed thinking that I needed to rethink my entire life and who I was going to be." Thanks to successful treatments and her own determination, she began recovery at age 12 and was performing at showcases by 14.

Born into a musical family—mom is a classically trained violinist and vocalist, dad plays guitar and both sisters are also singers— Kȇta's drive to create songs played a huge role in the healing process. "It's always been my passion," she says. "I can't imagine doing anything different with my life."

From a musical standpoint, Kȇta cites influences ranging from Elvis and the Supremes to Rachmaninoff and Fugazi. And her intensely inspiring mix of lyrical honesty and optimism makes her songs feel like a diary sneak peek. "My music is driven from things I've personally gone through. My goal is always to recognize the negative to bring out the positive. I believe that life is what you make it."

Don't miss your chance to catch Kȇta live. Tour dates with The Madden Brothers are as follows:

Nov. 17 @ House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 18 @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA
Nov. 20 @ TLA in Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 21 @ Paradise in Boston, MA
Nov. 23 @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY
Nov. 24 @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC

Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at
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