Born in New England and raised in North Carolina, Kate's dual musical heritage is one she shared with brothers James, Livingston, Hugh, and her late brother Alex. Kate's roots run deep in the soul, gospel and rockabilly sounds of her southern upbringing and in the literate folk, pop and Appalachian stylings that comprise the balance of her family's musical legacy.
Fronting her own band at the age of fifteen, Kate signed her first recording contract with Atlantic/Cotillion records at nineteen under the tutelage of famed producer Peter Asher. Kate later recorded two albums for Columbia Records, produced by James Taylor and acclaimed Muscle Shoals/Nashville producer Barry Beckett.
Kate's most recent studio album, Beautiful Road, received 3 stars from Rolling Stone Magazine, who called it a "heartfelt, folk-rock gem."
Though her musical roots are rich and diverse she blends them seamlessly and effortlessly. Whether performing in a coffeehouse or an amphitheater, Kate has a warmth and joy that creates a connectedness between artist and audience that is enduring.