Kate’s music is drawn from her lifelong experience and love of the American old-time country tradition. An award-winning fiddler and banjo player, singer, guitarist and songwriter, from Maryland, USA, she has been bringing country music to life for many years. Her fine musicianship and knowledge are combined with a uniquely personal interpretation of the music she loves, and are delivered with humour and real rapport with her audiences.
Kate presently lives in England, where her passion for old-time country, bluegrass and folk music brings her audiences to more than just her solo performances. Leading Buffalo Gals string band and Buffalo Gals Stampede dance company, she works extensively through the Arts Council of England as a performer and teacher. Her work with these acts has brought her to the forefront of the UK Festival performance scene whilst she continues to enjoy her solo performances in more intimate venues.
Her recent successes have allowed her composition skills greater scope, following a commission from Bath Film Festival to score and perform music to silent films. She has composed an original musical score for her touring old-time Hollywood movie show, Sonic Silents.
Kate also runs and teaches at La Fuente de Musica, a series of holiday workshop weeks in old-time country music, held in Andalucia, Spain.
As one of the few ‘callers’ resident in the UK who presents square dance in the traditional, authentic style, Kate also offers old-time square dancing at festivals and parties.
If you can’t catch her live near you, then you can hear Kate via her many recording projects with Buffalo Gals as well as her own CDs Ain’t No Grave, Walk Chalk Chicken and Stately Mansion.
To learn more, and see more of Kate’s live projects, click on the links in the right hand sidebar.