Katharine Whalen’s Swedish Wood Patrol

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Facebook: facebook.com/katharinewhalen

Best known as a founding member of the legendary Squirrel Nut Zippers (who sold over 3 million records), Katharine Whalen’s post-Zippers work ranges from jazz standards and avant-pop to Irish blues and Southern-tinged rock. She’s a passionate creator, with contagious exuberance as the common thread winding through her creations, from singing and playing music to building dollhouses, drafting posters, or writing a column on picnics for a local paper in her NC hometown.