Kate songwriting began through her poetry writing, and by setting a few poems to music by great poets like W.B. Yeats and Robert Frost, and then in discovering a love of writing which came from deep within.
For Kate, singing is a way to bring what is inside, outside. It is to make the invisible, audible. Her songs communicate stories, emotion, meaning and message. Kate writes “Timely Americana,” music for these times, with all of its unique challenges and and possibilities.
"Music can change minds and soften hearts. I believe that music is part of every cell of the human body; and that we can use music to reach others in ways words cannot.” - Kate
Kate's current release in an 11-song album titled A Larger Dance. The songs were recorded and produced by GRAMMY-nominated-producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Whiteheart, Clay Aiken, and the Newsboys) and feature some of Nashville's finest musicians with Fred Eltringham(The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow), Byron House (Robert Plant and the Band of Joy), Blair Masters (Garth Brooks) and Brennan Smiley (The Technicolors).
Kate has always been a singer, but it is only now that she is putting her music first professionally, after a career as a teacher and chaplain. She hopes that in pursuing her own dream later in life, she might inspire others to follow their dreams.