Press & News


Katie Jo on The Badass Chicas Podcast

Katie Jo talks with Kiki with the Badass Chicas podcast about the strategies she used to start and grow country band in the punk-heavy Long Beach music scene, first show playing Taylor Swift covers in a Chinese restaurant, and the different kinds of absurd and harmful microaggressions that women who play live music often face.

Katie Jo Added to Grand Ole Echo lineup

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We’ve so stoked to play the Grand Ole Echo, LA’s premiere country music showcase, for the 2019 Season.

Join us at The Echo on Sunset Boulevard on May 5th w/Jaime Wyatt, Ben Reddell Band, The Folks and Company, The Mexican Standoff, and Zach Schmidt.

We play at 6 pm on the inside stage!

LIve Session: Katie Jo LIve @The Long Beach United Boxing Club

In August 2018, we tore up the ring for a special show at the Long Beach United Boxing Club (my gym!) for Long Beach’s 4th Fridays event. I never thought I’d see people in workout gear two-stepping around weight machines in a gym, but here we are. Check out the live sessions below.

Filmed at the Long Beach United Boxing Club in Long Beach, CA on August 24, 2018. www.longbeachunitedboxingclub.com
Video directed, filmed and edited by E.J. Creative https://www.elieljaimes.com/
Music & lyrics by Katie Jo Oberthaler (C) 2016 (ASCAP)

Rebelle Road Presents: Parlour Pick’ns featuring Katie Jo

The lovely ladies at Rebelle Road were kind enough to have me for their Parlour Pick’ns Sessions, which features female musicians in the west coast Americana scene.

PARLOUR PICK’NS #4 - Featuring California country artist KATIE JO OBERTHALER (Katie Jo & The Mijos) - from Long Beach, CA.

Her song “Crooked Lies” Parlour Pick’ns is a video spotlight series of intimate couch concerts featuring local and touring bands recorded live in the Rebelle Road lo-fi listening den.

Learn more at https://www.rebelleroad.com/

Grunion Gazette: Second Street SEssions Interview

CORDUROY SOUL:
A CONVERSATION WITH KATIE JO AND THE MIJOS

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“We recently had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful and talented Katie Oberthaler of Katie Jo and The Mijos. Right before their set at Casa, a charming speakeasy in Costa Mesa, CA, we met up with Katie to talk about the band’s most recent EP, released days prior to meeting her, as well as many other topics. Katie’s passion for music and the band is so inspiring to us that we hope it inspires you to do what you love!”

Read the full interview

LONG BEACH PRESS Telegram:
MODERN BLUEGRASS STOMPS INTO LONG BEACH’S PIKE BAR THIS WEEKEND

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“With a banjo in her hands and a young honky tonk spirit, Katie Jo & The Mijos will follow up their performance at the 2017 Long Beach Folk Fest with an EP release party at the Pike Bar in Long Beach Saturday, March 10.”

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KATIE JO FEATURED IN THE 2018 BANJO BABES CALENDAR!

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Katie Jo has been named "Miss August" in the 2018 Banjo Babes Calendar, which features 12 professional female banjo players from around the world! 

The Banjo Babes Calendar & Album is a collective, grassroots celebration of professional women banjo players. Showcasing songs and professional promotion for emerging and established lady banjo artists from around the world, the project aims to create a fun community around celebrating women who play banjo and their music. The Banjo Babes 2018 Calendar & Album is themed "Five String Circus" and comes with a wall-calendar featuring a photo and bio of each artist plus a professional compilation album featuring "Moonpie Crying," written by LJ Dougherty featuring Katie Jo on banjo.

You can get a copy of the calendar and compilation cd in our merch shop!

Learn more about the Banjo Babes Calendar project here. 

Katie Jo was interviewed and played a live in-studio performance for The Grunion Gazette’s “Second Street Sessions” series!

OC WEEKLY:
KATIE JO & THE MIJOS BLOOM WITH PRAIRIE FLOWER EP

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"For the last two years, Katie Jo & The Mijos continue to specialize in a sound that they lovingly refer to as bluegrass-infused California country with a Kansas kick. Based out of Long Beach and led by native Kansan, Katie Jo Oberthaler, Katie Jo & The Mijos are taking their two-step vibe to The Pike in Long Beach on Saturday, March 10 to celebrate the release of their debut EP, Prairie Flower."

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LONG BEACH POST:
LOCAL EMERGING
COUNTRY BAND KATIE JO & THE MIJOS TO CELEBRATE DEBUT EP RELEASE

“If you don’t consider yourself a fan of country music, local band Katie Jo & The Mijos have a bone (and banjo) to pick with you. Assembled by Kansas-born front woman, banjo-ista and songwriter Katie Oberthaler, the six-person outfit plays “bluegrass-infused honky-tonk” for those who don’t know they like country music, yet.”

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"CROOKED LIES" SELECTED FOR LBMC'S SUMMER 2017 EP

Our song "Crooked Lies" was selected for inclusion in the Long Beach Music Collective's Summer 2017 compilation, "Resist and Shout." The Long Beach Music Collective seasonal EPs feature songs from local artists around a central theme. "Crooked Lies" was selected from over 40 submissions, and the only country song to be featured on the compilation. 

WOODLANDS AT NIGHT:

"GOOD LUCK ENOUGH" Live

Our song "Good Luck Enough" is a featured video on Woodlands at Night, a popular YouTube series showcasing local musicians in the LA area. Watch the video on the Woodlands at Night Satellite YouTube.