Two Lane America
From the Artist I was out on the road watching an Indiana sunset one fall evening with my musical traveling companion, Michael Camp. It came to me that the music loved in the little towns, not often played by commercial mainstream radio, really did express much of what I love about America. So we did the unusual- we made it a collaboration of tunes. So here's a little slice of Americana right from the heart, to the heart. Two Lane America # 24 Gavin Charts - July 98 'Kate Wallace and Michael Camp have voices that go together like a soft cotton T-shirt and old blue jeans. And their songs are just as timeless' Neil Fagan, Performing Songwriter 'Kate is a woman of conscience who sings with a vengeance' - the rev. Lisa hunt, Nashville, TN 'An exceptional artist' billboard magazine 'Kate is a woman of strength with a great deal of integrity and her music reflects her conviction. She's also a babe.' Henry Paul, artist / Blackhawk 'I love Kate. I lover her music and I'll baby-sit her dog anytime'. John Jennings, artist & producer / M. Chapin Carpenter 'Wallace was once a Nashville based songwriter who didn't subscribe to the Music Row mentality of factory writing. She has a distinctive voice and style of writing that allows the songs to flow together seamlessly. Kate has a unique way of flipping into her head voice that's somewhere between a catch and a cry, and always affecting.' Neil Fagan, Performing Songwriter 'This is somebody you need to pay attention to. Her songs have wonderful melodic curves and her vocal is marvelously lustrous. Seek her out- trust me, she's a real winner.' Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine Kate has spent 20 or so years as a welcome member of the most respected songwriter circles in Nashville and Los Angeles. Known for her remarkable voice and songs that are full of passion and honesty, Kate has been the New Folk winner at both the Napa Folk Festival and the Sierra Folk Festival. She has been a main stage performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival since 1993, and has played most of the great clubs throughout the country such as the Bluebird Café in Nashville, the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Club Passim in Boston and Fiddler's Green in Atlanta. Kate has produced, recorded and released three CDs: 'Kate Wallace' on the Honest label (from which came three music videos that were in steady rotation); 'Two Lane America' and 'Too Long From the Sea' on her own New Pair O' Dimes label. She's had her songs recorded by famous and infamous artists alike, recorded sound tracks for major movies, been featured in two different books on songwriters, been on numerous television shows including Music City Tonight, she's won the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award for her song 'Going Through the Emotions', and has had the pleasure of doing back-up vocals for some of her favorite artists including Tom Kimmel, Michael Lille, Sally Barris, Dana Cooper and Tom Prasada-Rao. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, these days, where she continues to travel & play, write, record, teach and generally experience/ pass on the joy of music in every way. She also books the popular acoustic music series, Trinity Backstage. Kate is sponsored by and happily plays ELIXIR strings. She's presently working on her 4th CD, 'Politics & Religion.'