Visit the FREE MP3 page each month to get a free download of a song specially selected by Kate. These tracks will be culled from a variety of sources including some of her live performances over the years and from other previously unreleased recordings.

 

 

 

As you can see we’ve got a brand new website here at katecampbell.com. Lots of additions and improvements all around. There’s a nifty little audio player at the top of the Home Page where you can listen to a track from every one of Kate’s albums. There are also music players for each album on the album page under Music. You can also find notes, lyrics and reviews there as well. The new site is “responsive,” meaning that it will adapt perfectly to phone, tablets and all sizes of computer monitors. The music players will now work on phones and tablets as well! We hope you like the new look and the improvements!

Check out Kate’s new website tab ROAD NOTES where she will be posting random thoughts and snaps as she drives around America!

Samantics presents In Paradisum, a World Premiere Performance of a new work by Sam Schieber with 35 voices of Samantics Choir featuring Kate Campbell as a guest soloist.

Three Performances:

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre
Vacaville, California

Saturday, April 16 – 7:00 p.m.
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Berkeley, California

Sunday, April 17 – 4:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Sacramento, California

Samantics Choir, and well-known soloists drawn from Sacramento, the Bay area, Nashville and D.C., will premiere an original choral work composed by Sam Schieber, Director of Samantics. Sam calls upon his lifelong experience with a wide variety of choral and solo writing to construct a work that showcases the unique talents of the Samantics Choir. True to all Samantics programs, this is guaranteed to be like no other concert experience!

The score, by Samantics Director, Sam Schieber, sets texts drawn from the traditional Requiem liturgy, the Psalms and the poems of George Herbert. In keeping with the subject matter, the piece will be mostly serious—but you can also count on a few Samantics touches!

Reservations via tickets@samanticschoir.org

www.samanticschoir.org

The K.O.A. Tapes – ORDER NOW AT WEBSITE STORE!

Kate Campbell – Guitar, Wurlitzer, Harmony Vocals
Spooner Oldham – Hammond B-3 Organ, Glockenspiel
Missy Raines – Upright Bass, Harmony Vocals
Joey Miskulin – Accordion
Laura Boosinger – Banjo
Sally Van Meter – Dobro
John Kirk – Fiddle
Steve Smith – Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Ben Surratt – Tambourine

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Basic tracks recorded on my iPhone 5 and/or 2 mics in my living room by David Henry and at other places across America.  Additional recording by Ben Surratt at The Rec Room Studio in Nashville, TN.   Hammond B-3 and Glockenspiel recorded at Welcome to 1979 Studio in Nashville, TN.  Mixed by Ben Surratt at The Rec Room.  Mastered by Hank Williams at MasterMix in Nashville, TN.  Photos by Kate Campbell. Lyrics, liner notes, songwriter and publishing credits will be available on the website soon.

KATE ON AMERICA

1. Some Song
2. America
3. Greensboro
4. Lay Back the Darkness
5. I Am A Pilgrim
6. Galway Intro
7. From Galway to Graceland
8. Porcelain Blue
9. Bobby McGee Intro
10. Me and Bobby McGee
11. Hope’s Too Hard
12. Pilot Me Intro
13. Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
14. Passing Through
15. Locust Years
16. Strangeness of the Day
17. Seven Miles Intro
18. Seven Miles Home
19. Freebird Intro
20. Freebird

There are several bundles to choose from in the Website Store:

Ten CDs at a special cost-saving price of $80.00! ($90.00 in savings!)

Included in this special package are:

1. Songs From The Levee
2. Twang On A Wire
3. The Portable Kate Campbell
4. Sing Me Out
5. Wandering Strange
6. For The Living Of These Days
7. Save The Day
8. 1000 Pound Machine
9. Blues & Lamentations
10. The K.O.A. Tapes

Eight CDs at a special price of $72.00! ($64.00 in savings)

Included in this special package are:

1. Songs From The Levee
2. Twang On A Wire
3. The Portable Kate Campbell
4. Sing Me Out
5. Wandering Strange
6. For The Living Of These Days
7. Save The Day
8. 1000 Pound Machine

Four different Two-CD Bundles at the low price of $20.00 each! ($14.00 in savings for each one)

1.  Twang on a Wire & Songs from the Levee
2.  Portable Kate Campbell & Sing Me Out
3.  Wandering Strange & For the Living of These Days
4.  Save the Day & 1000 Pound Machine

Kate Campbell Tour Poster Bundle for only $20.00!

1.  Songs from the Levee Tour Poster
2.  Save the Day Tour Poster
3.  1000 Pound Machine Tour Poster
4.  The K.O.A. Tapes Tour Poster

You can request Kate to sign your CDs and/or posters during the ordering process.  Kate is always happy to sign posters and CDs!

November 3, 2014 – “People and Place in History and Song” at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center in Camden, AL

January 16-17, 2015 – “Page to Stage” at Theatre Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL

These events feature a collaborative exchange of songs, stories, and readings between acclaimed singer-songwriter Kate Campbell and award-winning author/historian Dr. Wayne Flynt.

For more information:

www.blackbelttreasures.com

www.theatretusc.com

 

 

Kate hopes to see you in California!

May 27, 2014 – Sacramento (First Church of Christ Scientist)

May 29 – May 31, 2014 (Cambria:  SummerSongs Songwriting Camp)

June 1, 2014 – Glendale (House Concert with Claire Holley)

 

As you probably know, Spooner has played piano and organ on most of Kate’s albums.  The two of them even recorded an album (For the Living of These Days) together at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals.

 

Listen to “If I Ever Get to Heaven”

 

Listen to “There Is A Balm in Gilead”

 

Listen to “Be Thou My Vision”

 

Listen to “Faces in the Water”

 

Listen to “Sorrowfree”

 

At FAME Studios,  Spooner played on such hit R&B songs as “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge, “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett and “I Never Loved a Man” by Aretha Franklin.

As a songwriter, Spooner teamed with Dan Penn to write such hits as “Cry Like a Baby” (The Box Tops), “I’m Your Puppet” (James and Bobby Purify), “A Woman Left Lonely” and “It Tears Me Up” (Percy Sledge).

Spooner later moved to Los Angeles and has continued to be a sought-after backing musician, recording and performing with such artists as Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Linda RonstadtJackson Browne, the Everly Brothers, and many others!

Frequently a backing musician for Neil Young, Spooner played on Young’s critically acclaimed 1992 album Harvest Moon, which was the follow-up to Young’s 1972 album Harvest released 20 years previous. Oldham also appeared in the concert film, Neil Young: Heart of Gold and backed up Crosby Stills Nash & Young on their 2006 “Freedom of Speech” tour.

Spooner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 as a sideman. In 2014, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

 

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Date:  Friday, April 25th

Venue:  Moonlight on the Mountain

Address:  585 Shades Crest Road

City:  Birmingham

State:  AL

Phone:  205-243-8851

Price:  $20.00

www.moonlightonthemtn.com

The New Agrarians are Kate Campbell, Pierce Pettis, and Tom Kimmel.

Due South Co-op

Songs & Stories from the American South

1.  Shallow Water
2.  Goodbye Pontiac
3.  Wrought Iron Fences
4.  Legacy
5.  Borders
6.  Pick the Devil’s Pocket
7.  Look Away
8.  Natchez Trace
9.  Drive South (Poem)
10.  Woe to You, Rich Man
11.  Warm Springs
12.  Eulogy (Poem)
13.  Funeral Food
14.  Ride Across the River
15.  Godspeed

 

 

 

 

 

 Brother Joseph and the Grotto will have its premiere screening at the Abbey Byre for the Arts on the grounds of Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama on October 17, 2013. Tickets are by invitation only. To check on availability, contact Cliff Vaughn (cliff@redclaypictures.com).

House of Mercy Recordings announces the release of Bird Songs that features 15 different artists and includes classics like “The Great Speckled Bird” and “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”  Kate recorded her original song “Hope’s too Hard” in Nashville with David Henry who played cello on the tune.   The CD is a musical companion to Debbi Blue’s book titled Consider the Birds and is available at iTunes.

Kate  Performed at Mountain Stage on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Paramount Center For The Arts in Bristol TN/VA.

This show was sponsored in conjunction with the
 Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and also featured:

Asleep at the Wheel

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge

Lunasa

The Down Hill Strugglers

Click HERE FOR A LIST OF RADIO STATIONS that carry Mountain Stage.

Click HERE FOR A VIDEO CLIP of Kate’s Mountain Stage Soundcheck.

“Brother Joseph and the Grotto,” currently in production, tells the “true fairy tale” of the tiny Bavarian hunchback monk who built a miniature city in the Alabama woods. Brother Joseph Zoettl, who died in 1961, built more than 125 miniature buildings out of concrete and recycled materials on the grounds of Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman. This feature documentary is a creative chronicle of Brother Joseph’s life, which contains many of the hallmarks of classic fairy tales (e.g. name change, long journey, superhuman feat). As such, the documentary will have a fairy-tale structure.

For more info and to view teasers of the film, visit RED CLAY PICTURES.

To listen to Kate’s song AVE MARIA GROTTO visit YouTube.

AVE MARIA GROTTO

Brother Joseph was a simple man
Collected rubbish for his building plans
Alabama clay, shells from the sea
Broken china plates and rosary beads

Ave Maria
Ave Maria

Well he never saw the wonders of the world
But he built them all in perfect miniature
People talk about the places they’ve been
But Joseph found peace within

Ave Maria
Ave Maria

And when time erodes all things manmade
True devotion will still remain

Ave Maria
Ave Maria

Kate Campbell / Ira Campbell
© 1998 Large River Music (BMI)

AVE MARIA GROTTO is included on two of Kate’s albums:  SING ME OUT and ROSARYVILLE