Kate MacLeod’s highly acclaimed songs often precede her as other artists sing her songs on stages across the country. Creating notably singable songs such as “Lark in the Morning”, “My Forsaken Love” and “New Homeland”; songs that compel periodicals such as Sing Out Magazine to claim that Kate MacLeod “channels the spirit of the great Carter Family classics.”
Although Kate has raised a family and is proud to speak for the experience of maturity, twenty-somethings are learning her music and audiences are beginning to catch on to the versatility of her repertoire. She has been compared to many influential artists of her genre including Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson and Emmylou Harris. Since her debut recording her songs have been covered by other artists from California to the Czech Republic in folk, bluegrass and roots music genres including artists such as Mollie O’Brien, Laurie Lewis and Rose Laughlin.
She is a sought after vocalist, fiddler and guitar player, working regularly with other artists. Her fiddle playing is derived from the study of many traditional folk styles in addition to classical training from where she has developed a unique expression with the instrument. Originally from the area of Washington DC, she has migrated across the country, living thirty years in Utah and now exploring the great Pacific Northwest.