Kate MacLeod: A Collection of Songs
Kate MacLeod’s extraordinary body of music is well represented with this book, a collection that demonstrates the many dimensions in her diverse musical bag. Without the setting of recorded music or performance, here the songs stand alone as the poetry and stories they comprise. Many of her songs have been sung and recorded by others in roots music genres such as Bluegrass, Celtic and Americana. They dignify the experiences of everyday life- sometimes celebrating simplicity, sometimes waxing philosophical. Informed by the musical traditions of her heritage, Kate’s voice and her songs have been fed by the highways and hearts of America. And if by chance you tell Kate a story, don’t be surprised if it ends up in a song.