Cathy Gutjahr grew up in Iowa City in a home filled with music. Her father introduced her to jazz standards like “When Sunny Gets Blue” and to musicals like Cats and Evita. Cathy studied piano, taught herself guitar and was heavily influenced by the music of Joni Mitchell and Carole King.
Cathy attended Stanford University where she performed with the acapella group, Counterpoint, and served in music ministries in both campus and church settings. After college, she performed with the gospel choir at the University of Iowa.
After moving to Bloomington, Indiana, Cathy began studying voice and guitar and writing her own songs. Her first CD, Quiet of the Road, was created in collaboration with Dave Cocalis (Bloomington Recording and Co.) and Christina Ondrik.
Cathy currently lives in Bloomington with her husband, Paul, and their two sons, Isaac and Jeremiah.