Kate Taylor will be at the Bearsville Theater for 'session 12' of "Monday Night Live at the Bearsville Theater" in conjunction with WVKR's Hudson Valley Rag Shop. The show will be recorded, and broadcast live the next night on WVKR. You can listen live on Tuesday, between 6pm - 8pm here, or on the radio at 91.3 fm.
Born in New England and raised in North Carolina, Kate's dual musical heritage is one she shares 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 fifteen, Kate signed her first recording contract with Atlantic/Cotillion records at nineteen under the tutelage of famed producer Peter Asher. That album, "Sister Kate," produced her first charting hit, a cover of Elton John's "Country Comfort," recorded with his encouragement and blessing.
She later recorded two albums for Columbia Records, "Kate Taylor," produced by her brother James Taylor and "It's in There," produced by acclaimed Muscle Shoals/Nashville producer Barry Beckett. Her duet with James, "The Shoop Shoop Song," from "Kate Taylor," became her next charting hit single and remains an audience favorite today.
Kate's 2002 release, Beautiful Road, received 3 stars from Rolling Stone, who dubbed it a "heartfelt folk-rock gem."
Her 2009 release, Fair Time! , is her first of all original compositions and debuted to critical acclaim nationwide.
Kate's recent live performances include the Newport Folk Festival and the WUMB Festival. Kate plays regularly throughout the Northeast and at Feinstein's in New York City.