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Kate Campbells new CD is now available
"If you're a fan of world-class singer-songwriters, Kate Campbell will be a joyous discovery."
CHICAGO DAILY HERALD
Save The Day is available now at record stores and on-line.
Save The Day features guest appearances by John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Mac McAnally, Spooner Oldham, Tom Kimmel and Pierce Pettis.
Save The Day includes twelve songs:
Save the Day
Welcome to Ray
Dark Night of the Soul
Color of Love
More Than One More Day
Looking for Jesus
Back to the Moon
Falling out of Heaven
Everybody Knows Elvis
Shining Like the Sun
“A literate songsmith who’s as satisfying as barbeque and sweet tea.”
“I can’t think of many Nashville troubadours whose albums I look forward to more
eagerly than Kate Campbell’s. You need this woman’s music in your life.”
MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE
“With a literate eye for detail and metaphor, Campbell weaves her country-folk tales like a masterly storyteller.”
MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL
“Possessed of the Lyrical grasp of Lucinda Williams and the eloquent vocal timbre of Emmylou Harris, she is a major talent.”
“Discovering this country/folk artist is like finding a sparkling diamond in a pile of coal.”
Since making her recording debut in 1995 with the heart-rending Songs From The
Levee, singer/songwriter Kate Campbell has since put together a body of work matched only (perhaps) by Emmylou in consistency, Lucinda Williams in terms of pure, wrenching, honest self-examination and self-revelation and no one for its sheer display of broad-based, intimate artfulness. While doing so, she has managed to include the likes of Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Buddy Miller and the heart of the Muscle Shoals classic soul and R&B hit-making machine as both admirers and collaborators in her distinctly literate musical vision.
Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery, eloquent gift for storytelling (which has drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and William Faulkner) and easy command of a full-range of American music styles, have combined to earn Campbell recognition as a formidable talent by critics, musicians and a discerning public.
Kate's sublime Moonpie Dreams (1997) and Visions Of Plenty (1998) each garnered "Folk Album Of The Year" nominations from the Nashville Music Awards (as well as enthusiastic airplay by Triple-A, folk and Americana stations), while the southern-folk tinged Rosaryville (1999) and the gospel flavored Wandering Strange (2001) extended the upward-bound arc.
On Monuments, Kate’s musical vision combined and extended these influences into a sound that is both rootsy and contemporary. Twang On A Wire followed close behind and paid homage to the 1970's Nashville female country singer-songwriters who inspired Kate as a teenager when she began writing songs and playing the guitar. The Portable Kate Campbell and Sing Me Out offered new renditions of Kate’s earlier songs albeit with fresh and innovative arrangements. Kate’s latest CD, Blues And Lamentations, encapsulates the musical under-story heard in all of Kate’s music – a form of blues that mines the veins of country, folk, gospel and pop. Each of Kate's albums is a singular, distinctive and incomparable slice of music from one of the most unique artists recording today.
Campbell has played - and wowed - the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Merlefest, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia), been featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Live From Mountain Stage, and had her story (and haunting song "When Panthers Roamed In Arkansas") included in the debut issue of The Oxford American's ultra-hip Southern Music series.
As the daughter of a Baptist preacher from Sledge, Mississippi, Kate's formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the 1960's, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character and convictions ever since. As a child of the South, her musical tastes were forged in the dampered, smoky fires of soul, R&B, Southern rock, country, and folk music.
Kate Campbell’s music continues to inspire and enthuse a growing audience.