After winning a coveted spot at the 2004 Mid-Atlantic NACA conference, Kate entered the college market. This included the receipt of a special "emerging artist" award fron the prestigious Cornell University and performing for audiences at numerous colleges throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Summer of 2005 included an honorable mention in the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest, and 2006 placed her in the Newsong Finals (11 finalists chosen from 1500 entries). With roots in Palatine, Illinois and Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Kate was raised on a steady diet of Carole King , Paul Simon, Billy Joel and John Lennon. Later on, her influences grew to include Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, Chris Trapper and Garrison Starr. Kate's musical success in her hometown led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
It was here that Kate worked on her skills as a writer and performer, and became involved with the music community that had produced icons like Bob Dylan years before, and Tracy Chapman and Patty Griffin in the recent past. Soon enough her song "Heaven Help Me" led off the 2003 "Best of Boston" singer-songwriter compilation CD, and her audience began to grow. Kate is currently recording her new album (the first to be fully produced and distributed) with reknowned producer Crit Harmon (Martin Sexton, Susan Werner, Lori McKenna) and hopes to release it in in late 2006/early 2007. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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