About Ilana

Musician, Author, and painter Ilana Katz Katz casts a wide net of creative endeavors.

Ilana’s music mainstay is blues and old-time Southern fiddle, but her versatility as an improvisational musician often leads her to play all kinds of music. She loves performing in Boston’s subways, but she often sits in with blues musicians all over Boston and Rhode Island. Ilana has shared the stage – and recorded – with blues great Ronnie Earl, soulful vocalist Diane Blue, and bassist Jesse Williams, amongst others.

Ilana’s debut CD, “I’ve Got Something to Tell You” is available on this website. If you want to download the files, without the hard copy, it is available on itunes, cdbaby, and amazon.com. Bluesman Report CD review can be found here.

To find out about Ilana’s appearances and news, join her mailing list (which will never be sold or shared!) and like her Facebook page.

Ilana’s debut novel “The Underground” is a thought-provoking read, now available at Amazon.com. The futuristic dystopian romance showcases only one of her writing styles. Ilana has been a featured writer and won awards in fiction, journalism, and the technical communications arena. More novels are on the way.

Ilana is also a watercolor artist, known to paint funny cat pictures and landscapes. In addition, she is an avid runner and has completed three marathons. She lives in Boston, MA and Newport, RI with her husband Warren and adorably lazy felines Boris and Speedy-Squeaky.

Many people ask how I came to busk in the subway. Here is a video that tells my story. Enjoy!