Hailing from the rich musical history of the Catskill Mountains in New York State, Katie Martucci grew up singing, and playing fiddle and guitar. The daughter of a jazz pianist, she began performing with her father at a young age. By the first grade, she was writing her own songs and playing for tips. Her musical journeys led her to the Ashokan Western and Swing Week Fiddle & Dance Camp, vocal lessons with Laurel Masse of Manhattan Transfer, a brief stint of collegiate acappella at Skidmore College and ultimately, to the New England Conservatory. While at NEC, Katie studied voice, fiddle and songwriting in the Contemporary Improvisation Department, and had the opportunity to study with Dominique Eade, Ran Blake, Hankus Netsky, Carla Kihlstedt, and Eden MacAdam-Somer.
During her first semester at New England Conservatory, Katie met her friends and future collaborators, Lucia Pontoniere and Caroline Kuhn. Hours spent singing and playing together in the dormitory led to a house concert at a friend's house. Soon, the trio was performing regularly around Boston as "The Ladles." (A name fashioned after an altered "ladies room" sign in Jordan Hall.) Within a year The Ladles had recorded their debut EP and booked a 6-week summer tour. 2018 holds The Ladles’ first west coast tour as well as recording and releasing their first full length album.
After graduating from New England Conservatory in 2016, Katie toured with The Ladles, Sarah Goldfeather and Quickstep (John Kirk and Trish Miller).
Katie is now based in Brooklyn, finding her place in the city's music scene. Catch her performing as Amalia, leading a 9-piece band, or singing duo at a local restaurant.