Keep It Simple: Episode 5 (featuring Kateri Lirio)

Keep It Simple (Episode 5), will be an intimate evening of acoustic music, story sharing, and conversation around themes of faith, doubt, love, hope, spirituality, and all that's in between, hosted by Jessica Gerhardt and featuring Kateri Lirio. (Co-sponsored by Holy Family Trinity Young Adult Ministry.) This event will take place EXCLUSIVELY on Zoom and all attendees are invited to participate in a dialogue with the artists. Suggested donation is $15 (split between the artists, but no one will be turned away due to money). To attend, DM or email Jessica at to get the Zoom link and Venmo your donation to JessicaEGerhardt with the note KIS5. Jessica Gerhardt - Jessica Gerhardt, a singer-songwriter-ukuleleist from Santa Monica, CA, explores discernment, vulnerability, and the challenge of loving well in her music. Her gentle yet resonant voice evokes Fiona Apple and Sara Bareilles, and infuses her earnest, lyric-driven songs with a soothing and passionate spirit. Jessica creates a space of communion - solidarity in others' experiences of truth, goodness, beauty, contentment, impatience, and that universal longing for connection - for home. Her debut EP "Be My Hands" was released in June of 2019 and her single "Keep It Simple" was released on March 10, 2020, the 1-year anniversary of her grandmother's passing, and what would have been her 80th birthday. Kateri Lirio - Kateri Lirio is a music teaching artist and multi-instrumentalist specializing in arts integration in Los Angeles. A product of the renown Orange County School of the Arts’s Instrumental Music Conservatory, with a background in classical piano and music theory, Lirio continued her music education with a full scholarship to Cal Poly Pomona where she studied piano with GRAMMY award winning, Dr. Nadia Shpachenko and Mike Garson (David Bowie). Since then, Kateri released an original EP called Ultraviolet Garden in 2015, executive produced two EPs of Christmas music that raised money for Khalsa Peace Corps' "Share A Meal" project, she developed a course called “Songwriting is Easy”, and her latest release is the album of her one-woman musical, “Psalms for Inside Times”, which is out now on Bandcamp.