New Artist: Kate MacLeod

Kate MacLeod has been compared to many influential artists of her genre including Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson, and Emmylou Harris.

Her roots are firmly planted in Americana folk, but are colored by her expertise in Celtic, Bluegrass, American Traditional, Classical, and Eastern European genres. Before ever recording her first record, Kate’s original songs were being shared and recorded by other musicians throughout her region, and have since been recorded by other artists from California to the Czech Republic. Among Kate’s many awards and honors, she was chosen for the Best of the West Award, 2019, by the Far-West division of the International Folk Alliance.

Recently, Kate’s work included a scholarship as Artist-in-Resident for Pendle Hill Quaker Study, Retreat, and Conference Center, from where she composed a collection of inspirational music. She is also a sought after instructor for music camps and workshops. Kate regularly donates her time and music to activist organizations working for peace and social justice concerns. Writing songs inspired by books, as this song release represents, is not a new approach for Kate. She has an entire recording featuring some of her book-inspired songs.

Kate performs as a soloist, or with a full band, and tours throughout the United States, Canada, and into Europe.

For more info, head to: www.katemacleod.com

And take a listen to her track ‘The Secret Forest Lament’…

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