Kayla Blackburn

Kayla Blackburn

  • Singer/Songwriter

Kayla Blackburn is a freelance audio engineer and indie-folk singer-songwriter. Kayla’s expertise is in live sound, recording, and mastering engineering. She has been at Plaid Dog Recording since 2020 and has engineered numerous projects at The Record Co. She is an A1 (front-of-house engineer) at the Institute of Contemporary Art and is a freelance A1 and A2 in the Boston area. Artists/Clients she has worked with include: Anjimile, Biitchseat, Ella McDonald, Oprah, Aroof Aftab, Fabiola Mendez, autumnal, and the NAACP.

As a songwriter, Kayla draws inspiration from artists like Patty Griffin and Tracy Chapman, with her captivating folk songs that pull you in and remind you of the profound, yet painful human experience. With her songs about hope and justice, she strives to promote radical change through art. Her musical background prior to her education at Berklee College of Music (B.M. 2021, Music Production & Engineering), was primarily classical voice training. Her background as a vocalist has made her passionate about choral music and vocal production, exploring the intersection of choral arrangements and technology.

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