About Kate

Kate has been writing, singing, and playing in the San Francisco Bay area for over a decade. She released “Faith To Fall”, her debut album, in 2010. The six-song EP “Save Me a Seat” followed in 2015, and since then she’s released two singles, “Last” and the Blaze Foley cover “Moonlight.”  She performs with her full band, as well as acoustically via trio, duo and solo formats.

Kate is known and respected for her uniquely direct, passionate and intimate approach to singing and songwriting. While she’s composed almost exclusively on bass in the past, much of her recent material has been developed on acoustic guitar, adding a new dimension to her compelling and nuanced style.

Upcoming Shows

Thurs Nov 29, 2018 | 7:30pm
The Monkey House / “Meeting the Muse”
1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
A monthly showcase for women songwriters

Fri Dec 14, 2018 | 8-10pm
The Lost Church with Willa Mamet
65 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94103
All ages / $15 advance, $20 door

Sun Jan 13, 2019 | 4-7pm (doors 3pm)
Dot’s Sunday Hoedown at the Ivy Room, with Tremelo Saints, Sean O’Brien and His Drooling Angels
860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, California 94706


There’s a mystic place I go to when music moves me. It’s a dreamlike condition where everything is certain. ‘Save me A Seat’ from Kate Burkart takes me there. It’s a collection of six songs reflecting on the spaces and links between people, their changing experiences and the persistence of memory – and it’s superb.

Tim CarrollFolkwords, 2015