Kate York

nashville, Tennessee, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Acoustic / Folk Rock / Alternative
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"Kate York made me a fan on hearing one song, 'Stay With Me' and I immediately asked her to tour with us. She doesn't write flowery chick songs, and instead opts for raw and emotive lyrics delivered in an understated way. A perfectly unaffected voice and a sense of melody that carries her songs and makes you want to listen to them again and

again." -Kathleen Edwards

"With introspective, angel-voiced songwriter Kate York's lush, heartbroken ballads. Sadlylove is spellbinding. An early contender for record of the year."

-Steve LaBate, Associate Editor, Paste Magazine

"With introspective, angel-voiced songwriter Kate York's lush,

heartbroken ballads, 'Sadlylove' is spellbinding. An early contender for

record of the year." So says Steve LaBate, Associate Editor at Paste

Magazine. This kind of effluent praise is both familiar and deeply

humbling for the New England based songstress as she prepares the

release of the second full-length outing, "For You".

After years of development, including countless solo concerts, vocal

sessions and songwriter pairings York came to be counted as one of the

artistic bright spots in the growing "other-than-country" music

community in her former home-town of Nashville. Lauded by friends and

fans as one of the best songwriters and possessing the type of sweetly

haunting vocal style that added new color to the Nashville sound, York

released her acclaimed solo debut to roundly enthusiastic endorsement by

media and fellow artists like Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash and

Canadian alt-country breakout Kathleen Edwards. She soon found herself

sharing stages with artists of various backgrounds and niches, finding

favor, if not exact stylistic comparability, with all.

Her new project, "For You", capitalizes on all of the creative and

critical momentum as it turns in thirteen songs that take her sound to a

completely new level. Contributions by friends and co-conspirators like

Nash, Erin McCarley and Landon Pigg, bring an even wider and more evocative range of

sound and hue than hinted at on Sadlylove. This compelling batch of

songs, produced masterfully by Ian Fitchuk and Justin Loucks will certainly go a long way

towards further defining the emerging New Nashville Sound; a seamless

blend of American heart with artful electronica and nuanced shading

currently being explored by artists like Paper Route, Mat Kearney and

Matthew Perryman Jones. But just as York settled in at the top of her

Nashville game, she pulled up stakes and headed east to New England for

a fresh perspective and new horizons. Though increasingly ensconced in

the creative community of her new home, she returns to Nashville

regularly to write with some of the most successful names in country, pop and

Gospel music. Recently signing with EMI Music Publishing, York has been writing more than ever. "This is such an exciting time," she admits. "Between

releasing the new record and spending so much time writing with other

artists and songwriters, I am busier than I have ever been."

"Still," she adds thoughtfully, "There is nothing I'd rather be doing.

This is such a blessing and honor, to make a living doing what i love most. i can't wait to see where these new roads will lead".
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