Kate Russell grew up in Australia listening to her Father’s country, rock and R&B records and became inspired by music.Kate says, “I came to America to turn my 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.” Quote” “SHE IS AN ECLECTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER WHO APPROACHES HER ARTISTRY FROM A STANDPOINT OF INTEGRITY.”
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. “During the recording of her current album “GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME” there was a moment when the engineer and Kate looked at each other and said there’s the magic!” Musicians: 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( Electric Guitar (Oleander).
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.
What Is Love
Vanish Into The Night
Open My Eyes