ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES: FOLK
TICKETS $12.00 IN ADVANCE (ONLINE) / $15.00 AT THE DOOR
[SPECIAL NOTE: I had the pleasure of first meeting Kate at our "Talent Showcase" in April. Clearly a talented singer / songwriter and first class lady. She has the gift, and works diligently to share her musical talent and message in a responsible and respectful manner across the State. We are pleased to have Kate Callahan join us at The Packing House! TB]
Connecticut’s 16th State Troubadour, Kate Callahan gives a concert of compelling original music plus songs by Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. She is unapologetically optimistic in concert, singing original songs about the Earth, gratitude, marriage, love, and spirit.
Callahan has opened for songwriter legends Judy Collins, Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), and Aztec Two Step, John Gorka, Mustard’s Retreat, and the late BillMorrissey.
Kate is one of the most awarded songwriters in her home state of Connecticut, holding the prestigious United Arts Campaign’s Featured Artist of the year in 2014. She has been named Connecticut’s Best Singer-Songwriter, and received Hartford’s Woman of Character Award.
The Boston Globe says “Kate has garnered an appreciative audience with her easy going vibe and mystical lyrics.” She lives in Connecticut where she also leads a vocal improvisation workshop she created, called the Miracle of Melody.
Join us for an special evening with Kate Callahan in our intimate historic setting. This concert is a part of The Packing House Acoustic Artist Series hosted by the Friends of The Mill Works. Cabaret and theater seating available. Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" - Beer and Wine ONLY (I.D. Required).
Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.
More about this talented artist:
As Connecticut's 16th State Troubadour,, for the next two years Kate Callahan will serve as an ambassador of music and song and promote cultural literacy among Connecticut citizens.
Kate is a beloved singer-songwriter and has held many titles, including Woman of Character by the Hartford Courant, Best Singer-Songwriter by the Connecticut Music Awards, Featured Artist of the Year by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Best Solo Performer by the Hartford Advocate.
Also a 2015 New England Music Award nominee, Callahan, has five albums including her 2014 release Two Doors, which was featured on WNPR's Where We Live. WNPR host Colin McEnroe praised a recent performance, saying, “Kate Callahan is the only performer I’ve ever seen who occasionally seems to be channeling something vaster and far more ancient than herself, something more easily understood by Emerson than by any modern person.”
Kate is a natural performer. Her stage credits include appearances at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists Showcase, the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas, and the CT Folk Festival. She was a finalist in the South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition 2014. In 2015 she studied vocal improvisation and Circlesongs with Bobby McFerrin and his incredible staff.
Callahan says she writes songs that “become conduits between heaven and earth.” Her single Swing Low quotes the well-known African-American spiritual, surrounding its anthem with three short windows into climactic experiences of life, sex and death.
Swing Low was produced by Jim Chapdelaine, a Grammy nominated and Emmy award-winning producer. The song features Callahan on vocals and acoustic guitar, Chapdelaine on electric guitar, drummer Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis, Mark Erelli), and bassist Paul Kochanski (Lori McKenna, The Shinolas).