Greatest of Ease
Audiences crave the adventure that Kate Callahan brings to live performance. Within an hour she explores the ancient world with her quartz crystal singing bowl, finger picks her way in and out of a high energy song about flying and shares a quirky waltz written for a set of dancing silverware. Kate balances humor and intensity with remarkable ease. Her second album, 'The Greatest of Ease' (Rarity Records, 2003) marks her achievement as a guitarist and songwriter. With immediate accolades from folk legend Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) and acceptance into The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's emerging artists showcase and The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, 'Ease' is setting the scene for Kate's growing popularity. The album tells stories of ghosts, tightrope walkers, angels, lovers, sobriety and childlike wisdom. These stories are road maps, paths and springboards for awareness, growth and happiness. The Hartford Advocate voted Kate 'Best Solo Performer of 2002-04 and 2006.' Kate makes her living solely through music and creative endeavors. She works as 'Artist-in-Residence' in the school systems and travels as a performer and inspirational speaker. Kate spent a year and a half crafting and recording 'Ease' alongside producer Michael Deming. 'Working with Mike was an honor and a challenge that I needed. With every project that Mike Deming takes on he sets out to be a part of creating an historically significant album. '