Kayce Guthmiller is a violist, vocalist, songwriter, and improviser born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Currently based in Seattle, WA, they graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2021. Through Cornish they explored unlearning the restraint of their classical training and embraced experimentation and songwriting, looking up to their influences Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes, and Joni Mitchell among them. Kayce was featured on Chris Thile’s Live From Here in 2020 and wrote, produced, recorded, and released their debut album in the solitude 2021, "the slow," with mentorship from Seattle's Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton and Heather Bentley. The record, featuring predominantly just viola, voice, and drums, is a sparse, nostalgic homage to memory, the wounds of childhood, isolation, and the sweetness of connection.