Jamae Kathryn "Kate" Campbell (born October 31, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American folk singer-songwriter.
Kate's songwriting follows in the southern literary tradition with an emphasis on a sense of place, race, and religion. Her story-filled songs feature quirky characters and often deal with the region's complex issues. John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Maura O'Connell, and Mac McAnally have provided guest vocals on her albums.
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Campbell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and spent her early years in Sledge, Mississippi. Her mother, a singer and piano player, was her strongest early musical influence. Her father was a Baptist preacher, and her grandfather was a bluegrass fiddle and banjo player. As a child, Campbell studied classical piano and clarinet before eventually learning the guitar. She earned undergraduate degrees in music and history from Samford University and a master's degree in history from Auburn University.
Having moved to Nashville to pursue music, Campbell released her debut album, "Songs from the Levee", in 1995 on Compass Records. Three further albums - "Moonpie Dreams" (1997), "Visions of Plenty" (1998), and "Rosaryville" (1999) - were released by the label. When Compass declined to sell Campbell masters to the latter three albums, she rerecorded the majority of the material on "The Portable Kate Campbell" and "Sing Me Out", both released in 2004.
In addition to Americana and folk-flavored albums, her catalog includes "Twang on a Wire", which features covers of songs made famous by female country artists of the 1960s and 1970s; the piano-based "1000 Pound Machine"; and two gospel CDs ("Wandering Strange" and "For the Living of These Days") recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals with Spooner Oldham on keyboards. Her producers over the years include Johnny Pierce, Walt Aldridge, and Will Kimbrough.
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