Kate Earl

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Kate Earl
Kate Earl 2013.jpg
Earl performing at Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles in 2013
Background information
Born Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Origin Chugiak, Alaska, U.S.[1][2]
Genres Singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–present
Labels Record Collection/Warner Bros. (2004-2007), Universal Republic Records (2008-2012), Downtown Records (2012-Present)
Associated acts Brett Dennen, Dawes (band)

Kate Earl is an American singer-songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Earl was born to Charles and Pomposa Smithson in Anchorage, Alaska. She is of Filipino, Dutch and Welsh descent.

Musical career[edit]

She began playing piano at four, sang in her church choir, and began playing the guitar when she was seventeen.[2] The young singer nursed the dream to lead a musician's life in between shifts at her parent’s small-town gas station in Chugiak, Alaska.

That dream became a reality when Kate moved to Los Angeles in 2004, where her talent was promptly recognized and led to a record deal with The Record Collection whose music was distributed by Warner Bros. Records. Her debut album, Fate Is the Hunter, was released in May 2005.[1]

Earl left Record Collection in 2007 and signed with Universal Republic the following year. A self-titled album, Kate Earl,[2] was released as a digital download on August 18, 2009 and in physical copy on November 3, 2009.[1]

In 2012, Earl signed with Downtown Records. Her latest album, Stronger, was released on November 20, 2012,[3] and was written and recorded with Brett Dennen, Blake Mills, and other well-respected Los Angeles musicians. The first single from the album, "One Woman Army", was released on September 18, 2012. Earl joined the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty as the opening act during their Summer 2013 US and Canadian tour.

In 2014, Earl decided to go indie and self produce her new album - Ransom, due for release in August 2014. The EP is exclusively available for download at the musician's website, www.kateearlsongs.com.[4]


Studio albums[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Kate Earl - Music Biography Allmusic.com
  2. ^ a b c Wilson, Sarah (April 2005). "Kate Earl". Interview. 35 (3): 62–65. 
  3. ^ Collar, Matt. "Stronger - Kate Earl : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  4. ^ http://kateearlsongs.com/collections/store/products/ransom-6-song-ep

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