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

May 25, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm
Bonehead’s Texas Barbeque
3422 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Acoustic trio with Ron Bruder and special guest Andrew Waegel. No cover, local hang with great BBQ! All ages.

June 23, 2018 | 8:00pm (doors 7:30)
**show cancelled due to family emergency
The Lost Church
65 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Full band with Willa Mamet. All ages.

Sat Aug 4, 2018 | 9:00pm
The Fireside Lounge
1453 Webster Street, ​Alameda, CA 94501,
Full band. Sharing the evening with Bay Station! 21+

Wed Sept 19, 2018 | 7:00pm
Octopus Literary Salon / Songwriters in the Round
2101 Webster Street, Oakland, CA
Hosted by Deborah Crooks / Kate solo. All ages.


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