About Kate...

Give Kate Green a bit of your time, and she’ll take you on a musical odyssey through styles, genres and traditions, leaving her stamp indelibly on each one. Trad folk, jazz, Americana, blues and contemporary (her own compositions and those of others): she draws the essence out of every song she sings. As David Kidman has written in fROOTS, “Her response to a song is born of really inhabiting, living and breathing the tale she’s telling…” 
Often referred to as a “singer’s singer”, she’s attracted praise from singers of the stature of Dave Burland, Sara Grey, the late Roy Bailey and the legendary “Queen of the Conyach” Sheila Stewart. To describe her voice and what she does with it, it’s best to go to a poet: acclaimed wordsmith Ray Hearne has written, “The roundly-tuned instrument of Kate’s voice is a warm and intriguing constant; an uncommon timbre…in a range of colours: low engine-room burrs, bluesy bends and slurs, the odd sparky scat-like squeak of impassioned emphasis, the determined sonorousness of something approaching sean nos.” 

So how come you’ve never heard of her? (as you probably haven't...)
In her singing career Kate has remained determinedly localist, rarely venturing beyond her adopted homeland of South Yorkshire (she was born on Clydeside of mixed Scottish and Irish parentage). Of late, however, she’s felt the urge to spread her wings somewhat—so with luck and a following wind, you may get to hear her somewhere near you, sometime in the not too distant future…

 Kate Green and…Who?? 

For some years Kate has been performing and recording with her loyal subalterns Patrick Walker (guitar, fiddle, viola, mandolin, vox) and Raymond Greenoaken (guitar, octave mandola, Indian harmonium, banjo). Recently, however, Patrick has relocated to Zagreb, Croatia, which somewhat limits his availability for live UK bookings. Weekend festival bookings and limited blocks of dates are the best means of tempting him back over. When Patrick’s not around, Kate falls back on Raymond for instrumental support and almost-funny ad libs. 

Over in Zagreb, Patrick fronts his own Patrick Walker Trio, a crack Celtic-tinctured outfit that is forging a reputation throughout Europe. Just go to Youtube and enter “Patrick Walker Trio” in the find field and prepare to be amazed…    

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