Thimble vs. Needle


 “Without reservation, Conversations Over Breakfast is one of the best albums I have heard this year. Not just local. Best album anywhere.” —What’s Up! Magazine

“Smart, sassy, sensitive… a rare depth and range in an otherwise endless sea of singer/songwriters.” — Cascadia Weekly


Thimble vs. Needle was my “indie snark folk” songwriter project from 2009-2015.  I made two albums with a lot of help from a lot of wonderful musicians, notably percussionist/bassist/ukelele-ist extraordinaire Chris Stainback.





Conversations Over Breakfast (2014)

Available on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Conversations Over Breakfast - album cover designed by Mat Hudson



Kat Bula – vocals, acoustic guitar, violins, violas, piano, Rhodes, accordion, melodica, percussion
Chris Stainback – bass guitar, banjo, ukelele, lap steel, electric guitar, drums, jaw harp, percussion, melodica
Pat Gay – Wurlitzer
Aaron Guest – drums, piano
Aaron Harmonson – double bass
Jake Hemming – vocals
Coty Hogue – vocals
Nora Hughes – vocals
Kevin Lee – vocals
Mars Lindgren – trombone, euphonium
Jan Peters – bouzouki, mandolin

Recorded at Sleng Teng Recording in Bellingham by the very patient and skilled Pat Gay.


Thimble vs. Needle (2009)

Available on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Kat Bula: vocals, guitar, accordion, violin, viola, melodica, tambourine
Anna Arvan: vocals, cello
Chris Stainback: percussion & bass
Dave Maguire: mandolin & resonator guitar

Recorded at Golden Coin Studio in Bellingham by the very patient and skilled Ryan Richardson.