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.
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 is working on her first album of video game cover songs featuring songs from Legend of Zelda, NieR: Automata, and Xenoblade Chronicles. It has an expected release date of December 2019.