Minneapolis-based, Katy Tessman is an optimistic and approachable singer-songwriter with a voice full of the wisdom she’s gained through breast cancer survival, heartbreak, and motherhood. Books and music have always taken center stage in Katy’s life. As a writer, Katy aims to spread hope and joy with her books and songs. Her powerful vocals and rhythmic approach to guitar (or mandolin) express a straight-from-the-heart songwriting style that moves passionately over diverse emotional and musical terrain.
Katy's 40th birthday marked the beginning of a victorious battle with breast cancer. In 2013, she authored an award-winning children's book entitled Our Mama is a Beautiful Garden, and was named CHANGEMAKER by the Minnesota Women’s Press.