The soundtrack to this week's Your Three Words is the song "Sandcastles" from singer-songwriter Kate Voegele.
The 24-year old Cleveland native first picked up a guitar when she was 15.
Her father taught her how to play and eventually she started playing shows around her hometown and the Midwest. She left college to record her first album after receiving an offer from MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson to be the first artists signed to his new record label.
Voegele has shared stages with the likes of Neil Young, Natasha Bedingfield, Grace Potter and Patty Griffin, and she hits the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Parachute.
"My music is the chicken soup kind," Voegele says, when describing her style. "I want people to get a good feeling in their soul from these songs. Roots rock, heartland rock…whatever you want to call it is OK with me."
The song "Sandcastles" is off Voegele's third album "Gravity Happens," which was released earlier this year. It debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard Top 200.
"This record is inspired by and for the people who have taught me how to be brave when gravity happens," Voegele says.
Voegele is also a regular on the CW show "One Tree Hill." She plays a role that's not too much of a stretch for her: singer-songwriter. She performs her songs as a character named Mia, whose storyline is usually based on the music.
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