A self-proclaimed daughter of the Midwest, singer/songwriter K.Raydio grew up in a household full of musical influences. Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was pushed creatively by her singer/guitarist mother and her Memphis-bred father, the son of a blues musician.
Although outgoing and adventurous as a child (she’s a Leo after all), K.Raydio also suffered from a tragic flaw: stage fright. Privately acknowledging that music was her passion, she still refused to sing in front of people – including her family. Focusing her attention on sports and academics, she kept her musical dream quiet for many years.
A series of injuries in high school led K.Raydio back into a music-driven direction. Although still involved in athletics, she found true happiness in the arts. Encouraged by her music teacher to try out for the school musical as a freshman, K.Raydio continued to be involved throughout all four years, having the lead role as Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly” as a senior.
Leaving Minneapolis for college, K.Raydio attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Graduating with a B.A. in Communication Arts, she was involved with various school choirs but allowed her stage fright to negatively impact any other musical endeavors. Upon graduation, she made a promise to herself that she would no longer make any excuses. THIS is the result.
Releasing her debut “The Significant (Other) EP” at the end of August, K.Raydio is hungry. No longer waiting for opportunities to open up, she is taking matters into her own hands and making music that truly makes her happy. Her only hope is that by pursuing her dream, she will motivate others to do the same.
Who is K.Raydio? You’re about to find out.
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