Kate Campbell

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Kate Campbell
Born (1961-10-31) October 31, 1961 (age 53)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Folk, Country, Americana
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Years active 1994 - Present
Labels Large River Music, Compass Records, Eminent Records, Compadre Records
Associated acts The New Agrarians
Website www.katecampbell.com

Jamae Kathryn "Kate" Campbell (born October 31, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American folk singer/songwriter.

Kate's songwriting follows in the southern literary tradition with an emphasis on a sense of place, race, and religion. Her story-filled songs feature quirky characters and often deal with the region's complex issues. John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, and Mac McAnally have provided guest vocals on her albums.

In addition to her Americana/Folk flavored albums, her catalog includes the all-acoustic Sing Me Out; Twang on a Wire, which features covers of songs made famous by female country artists of the 1960s and '70s; the piano-based 1000 Pound Machine; and two gospel CDs (Wandering Strange and For the Living of These Days) recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals with Spooner Oldham on keyboards. Her producers over the years include Johnny Pierce, Walt Aldridge, and Will Kimbrough.

Campbell sometimes performs with Pierce Pettis and Tom Kimmel as the New Agrarians.


  • Songs from the Levee (1994, re-issued 2004)
  • Moonpie Dreams (1997)
  • Visions of Plenty (1998)
  • Rosaryville (1999)
  • Wandering Strange (2001)
  • Monuments (2003)
  • Twang on a Wire (2003)
  • Sing Me Out (2004)
  • The Portable Kate Campbell (2004)
  • Blues and Lamentations (2005)
  • Sidetracks (Digital EP) (2005)
  • For the Living of These Days (with Spooner Oldham) (2006)
  • Save the Day (2008)
  • Two Nights in Texas (2011)
  • 1000 Pound Machine (2012)


Campbell appears on the following compilations, among others:

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