One of my all time favorite artists, Kate Campbell, will be performing this Friday night. If you haven't heard of her before, here's a little about her:
Originally from Sledge, MS, the daughter of a Baptist preacher, Kate's formative years were forged by the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and those indelible experiences continue to inform her music. Her eloquent gift for storytelling draws repeated comparisons to such southern writers such as Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner. NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk, and Mountain Stage often feature Kate's music. She performs around the country and abroad, including such prestigious festivals as the Cambridge Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Merlefest. In an especially unique collaboration, Ballet Memphis featured songs from several of Kate's albums in a ballet based on her music entitled South Of Everywhere.
After taking in that excellent show, head on over to Broad Street Cafe and take in the next excellent show of the evening. My pal Jeff Hart, along with Jeffrey Dean Foster and Bill Noonan Band will be getting underway at 9pm. Broad Street Cafe is always a comfortable and easy-going place to take in a show, and this show is sure to be a good one:
Instead of being a Friday night couch potato, treat yourself to a night of music on the town!