Musician / gamer / mom
Pittsburgh based musician Katie Shesko is merging her love of flute and video games to bring the instrument to less classical music. She not only arranges, records, and produces her music in her home studio, but she also streams on Twitch improvising over the audience’s favorite songs and playing her favorite games.
Katie studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. While in college, she was involved in the marching, concert, and pep bands. Even though she was an engineer, flute was always her passion.
Katie began streaming on Twitch under the name BackseatLink in November 2016 and became affiliated in April 2017. In May 2019 she hit 10,000 views on her channel with over 750 followers. She is also a certified KinderFlute teacher and is teaching students of all ages in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
Katie's second music collection - Flute of the Ancients is based on the music from Nier Replicant and was released in April 2021. An original EP inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender titled "Elemental Journey" released in February 2022.
On this episode, Andrew and Dylan have the great honor of speaking with Katie Shesko. Katie is a musician who combines her love o…