KATE RUSSELL - Pianist / Singer | Quail Valley, California(1 Review)
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Well respected in Nashville and nationwide as a recording artist and live performer, Kate delivers a high impact progressive country rock show !
She is considered a genre bending surprise delivering boots stompers guaranteed to make you dance and
insightful ballads. She accompanies herself on piano and acoustic, electric guitar and drums as well.
After much preparation the single "Give Your Love To Me" (which has been released to radio) was recorded and brought together by a unique group of musicians.
Kate says, “During the recording process of "Give Your Love To Me” there was a moment when the engineer and I looked at each other and said there’s the magic!”
Musicians: Greg Leisz /Dobro/ Pedal Steel/Guitar (Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne), Bob Glaub/Bass Guitar (Rod Stewart, Carole King, Jackson Browne), Stephen Hodges/Drums (Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, David Lynch/Filmmaker) Rich Mouser/ Electri ... c Guitar (Oleander).
Jeffrey Werve/In-House Photographer (Getty Images) called Terry Wright, Record Company President, and said, "I have never been in one room with so much talent in my life!” Kate exclaimed, “It’s a wonderful experience to record with musicians I have always admired. They were the coolest guys in the room!”
Kate Russell grew up in Australia listening to her Father’s Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and Slim Dusty records and became inspired by country music.
Kate says, “I came to America to turn my country influences into the real deal.”
After completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music at Berklee College of Music, Boston and The University of North Texas respectively, she spent years in Nashville in the center of the action forging new ground by blending musical styles. “I use a compositional hybrid of R&B and Rock and enjoy being musically adventurous.”
Kate was fortunate enough to be able to record and interact with some of the greatest musicians, producers, engineers and business partners to form strategic alliances that continue to this day.
All this led to many chart singles in the US and Worldwide.
Here are a few of those people:
Benny Quinn /Mastering Engineer (Merle Haggard, Lady Antebellum).
Mike Bradley/ Engineer (Neil Diamond, Lone Star, Alabama, Brooks and Dunn).
Pat Buchanan/Guitar (Don Henley, Rodney Crowell),
Chris Leuzinger/Guitar (Garth Brooks, George Strait),
David Hungate/Bass Guitar (Toto, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris),
Noah Hungate/Drums (Selah)
Paul Franklin/Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn).
Lonnie Wilson/Drums (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire).
Kate has the ability to perform with a variety of artists which shows great versatility.
"I really enjoy delivering a live performance. It's the most challenging and gratifying experience to connect with audiences and they seem to be growing and enjoying it.”
Live in Concert with:
DAVE MASON, LEON RUSSELL, BB KING, LONESTAR, BIG AND RICH, THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, TAJ MAHAL, DICK DALE, DICKY BETTS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, DAVID LINDLEY and PAT BENATAR to name just a few.
Kate has great admiration for, and is a diligent student of the following legendary songwriters:
Lennon/McCartney, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, George/Ira Gershwin, Glen Frey /Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Bacharach/David, Jesse Winchester, and Joni Mitchell.
Europe : Worldwide chart success and airplay supported by live performance throughout the Continent.
Radio: Singles have garnered millions of listeners Worldwide.
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During the early tenure of Kate's music career she worked for Four Seasons, Toyota, (corporate events),Marriot Hotel China, Hilton Hotels Guam and Bangkok Thailand and New World Hotel Hong Kong.
Department of Defense Tour of the Pacific Rim (Hawaii, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam) Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Holland America and Carnival cruise lines.
Casinos Lake Tahoe, Laughlin, Reno, Utah etc.
Opened shows for Dave Mason, Leon Russell, BB King, Big and Rich, Lonestar, Pat Benatar, Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) The Tubes, The Blasters, Robben Ford, Blue Oyster Cult, Great White, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola,etc.
Monterey Blues Festival
House Of Blues Las Vegas
House OF Blues San Diego CA USA
The Galaxy Costa Mesa CA USA
Canyon Club Los Angeles CA USA
Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA USA
Garlic Festival Gilroy CA USA
Country Music Festival Berlin Germany
Blues Garage Isernhagen Germany
Billy Block's Western Beat Nashville TN USA
CMA Music Festival Nashville TN
Oceanside ... Festival CA USA
Manhattan Beach Concerts Manhattan Beach CA
Brixton Los Angeles CA USA
Fantasy Springs Casino
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Concerts / Tours Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions
Voting Member of Country Music Association Nashville TN
Member of Americana Music Association
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