Salt Lake City, UT
Compelling Vocalist, Songwriter, Violinist, Acoustic and Hollowbody Electric Guitarist
vocals, vocal harmonies, violin, acoustic or electric guitar, acoustic or electric bass, piano, accordion, percussion
Take true Americana and add a twist of class and you will have the essence of Kate MacLeod's highly acclaimed songs as she captures the complexity of human experience in understated form. Sing Out! Magazine says Kate "channels the spirit of the great Carter Family classics," while Kate has been compared to many influential artists of her genre including Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson and Emmylou Harris. She has taught songwriting workshops in schools, concert outreach programs, summer camps and at music festivals since her 1995 debut recording on Waterbug Records. Since then, her songs have been covered by other artists from California to the Czech Republic in folk, bluegrass and roots music genres. Her latest solo recording was produced by Grammy-winning musician Tim O'Brien from which the song Something Left You Living was featured on NPR's syndicated song showcase What's in a Song. In addition to her songwriting, her mesmerizing fiddle playing is derived from the study of many traditional ethnic music styles and extensive classical training from where she has developed a unique expression. Kate's studio recordings are distributed by Waterbug Records and Wind River from Folk Era.
Kate MacLeod "channels the spirit of the great
Carter Family classics."
Sing Out! Magazine, 2012
"Kate's music is honest and she delivers her message true and clear. This is out of the ordinary folk music."
Roots Music Report
"From her opening number through the rest of the show, I sat stunned listening to some of the most wonderful muisc I've heard in a long time."
Geoffrey Huys, WGCS FM, IN
"Kate MacLeod would take the breath away from any audience. She appeals to fans of bluegrass, Celtic and traditional American folk music, with elements of each being revealed in her performance. Listeners are engaged by the richness and maturity of her original material."
-Bill Beneke, Princeton Coffeehouse, Princeton, IL