Early Monday morning, July 14, 2008 singer/songwriter Katie Reider died from complications related to a rare disease, a Myfibroblastic Inflammation Pseudo Tumor. She was just starting to break through with her music before she started getting sick in 2006. A website has been set up to help keep Katie’s music alive and to help raise funds for Katie’s partner and 2 sons. Please visit www.500kin365.org, it explains her condition and how you can help.
In addition to her father, survivors include her partner of 10 years, Karen Reider, of Montclair, N.J.; their sons, 3-year-old Aiden and 1-year-old Koen; brothers Robbie of Norwood and Andy of Montgomery; sisters Kristin of New York state, Abby of Indiana and Beth of California; and seven nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made through www.500kin365.org, the Web site set up to share Reider’s music and help her family pay her medical bills, or mailed to Katie Reider’s 365-Day Benefit, c/o Lauren Fernandes, P.O. Box 480722, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
There will be many tribute/memorial shows in Katie’s honor in the coming months which I will keep updated below. If you know of any that aren’t listed below, email the info to [email protected]
July 22, 2008 – Women Writers Showcase in memory of Katie Reider
“Women Writers in the Raw” – a collective of regional women in music
Canal Street Tavern
308 E. First Street,
Dayton, OH 45402
Free show – 18 and up, 9pm
Featuring: Emily Strand, Julie Roth, Jayne Sachs, Miranda Pennington, Sharon Lane, Frozen Feet and more
November 8, 2008
5912 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45216
Jen Foster, Jayne Sachs Band, Whitney Barricklow, Chakras, Holly Spears, with more TBA
November 29, 2008
24 E 3rd St. Newport, KY 41071
Bands performing: Dave Eberhardt, Whitney Barricklow, Carole Walker, Emily Strand, Tracy Walker, David Wolfenberger, Lines and Spaces (Sharon Udoh and Jen Wheatley), The Bad Words, Patrick Ewing, Catie Curtis (from Boston, MA), The Screaming Mimes, Kelly Thomas & The Fabulous Pickups
Katie Reider related links:
Photos of Katie Reider
Katie Reider article on Enquirer.com
Katie Reider article on nytimes.com