Best Singer-Songwriter

Kate Voegele

Kate Voegele flies the Cleveland flag like no other local artist. Between international tours, she's working on her third solo album, her second for the major label Interscope. She hasn't spent much time in town lately, but her last show at House of Blues sold out. She keeps the Cleveland connection strong with a backing band that includes local guitarist Sam Getz (also of the Vig) and violinist Courtney Voegele, her younger sister. On TV, Kate plays singer Mia Catalano on the CW's One Tree Hill. This fall, the singer's fourth season on the show spins her into a new tel-adventure when a music-industry plot crosses over to the network's sister series Life Unexpected.