Rosanne Cash, one of the countrys pre-eminent singer-songwriters, accompanied by her producer/husband, John Leventhal, graces The Kate stage and uses her lyrics as paints and her voice as the brush, to deliver a gorgeous sonic portrait, a deeply personal concert revealing the landscape of her career. Track List (at time of post)Modern Blue Sunken Land Etta's Tune A Feather's Not a Bird Dreams are Not My Home Long Black VeilOde to Billy JoeWay We make a Broken Heart Western Wall I Don't Know Why... [see more] You Don't Want MeTennessee Flat Top Box 7 Year Ache Things We Said Today 500 Miles
THE KATE is a new national music series with artistic cred and a bit of edge, infused with the essence of the unabashed, spirited Katharine Hepburn. The headline-heavy first season features artists who follow the Hepburnian philosophy that If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Ann Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, and former Saturday Night Livestar Ana Gasteyer, are all breaking new ground in their already-established careers during THE KATE performances. These artists are iconoclasts, and their performances capture a particular feeling, an artistic vibe located just outside of the mainstream: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ann Wilson pushes her Heart aside and sings the blues; Rickie Lee Jones speaks openly about growing older in the music world; Gasteyer takes a turn as a sassy singer, weaving in comedic moments throughout. The intimacy of the venue means that THE KATE performers have a risky closeness to their material--and their audience. British song interpreter Barb Jungr and Broadway star Jarrod Spector round out the season, with the final artist to be announced soon. Insightful interviews with the performers open each episode, taped live at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, an intimate 250-seat venue in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.