“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.

The intensely poignant ‘Save Me A Seat’ examines the need to keep hold of someone and somewhere special, while much more than a love song, ‘Enough’ offers an aching plea to knowing and understanding. Revealing a satirical vein of humor ‘Misery & Music’ cannot fail to make you smile – “I bet you know how it goes happiness makes boring prose, but misery and music make the best of friends.” The waves of expressiveness that pour through Kate’s warm vocals range from the tender ‘The Simple Things’ to the power of ‘Smells Like Candy’ – and throughout her voice is augmented by memorable melodies, soaring guitar work and pulsing bass.” (9/30/15, Tim Carroll, Folkwords)

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Deborah Crooks interviews me for her April 2012 “Bird in a Tree” blog

onesheet for 2010 album release “Faith To Fall”

Me, Myself, Music and Mysteries – a review by Ed Karn, posted on ‘No Depression’ 5/24/10

“What an amazing voice! Kate’s low register is so full and resonant (listen to Shades of Gray). I’ve always been drawn to contraltos, which I guess are the equivalent of male tenors. The low range is rare in females. This makes Kate’s voice rich to the point of decadence. This woman is also a superior song writer IMHO – great lyrical imagery; excellent construction, dynamics and hooks; just enough pop to make the material radio-ready, but enough edge to attract an higher brow audience. Musically, Kate reminds me of Kathleen Edwards (maybe its just the 12-string electric guitars). But its that rich, emotive voice that communicates much more than just words. The songs go straight to the heart and the emotions. That’s what great music does…it makes you feel.” — CO / Oildale (Sept 2013, Reverbnation)

Additional Press for “Faith to Fall”:

“Kate’s vocal is to the fore on this album, it has an intimacy and sincerity that weaves its way through the tracks – this album doesn’t shout at you, its subtleties’ and confessional style take a more measured route to your consciousness…”

(Beat Surrender, UK, 5/30/10)

“Her influences are Lucinda Williams, Lisa Germano, and Emmylou Harris and on her debut album Faith to Fall San Francisco’s and fellow No Depression community member Kate Burkart has done them proud.”

(No Depression, 5/24/10)