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Kate Campbellwith Ken Yates
Friday, December 5th
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
$22 advance | $25 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
Literate songs that artfully skirt the border between country and rock.
Kate Campbell comes upon her Southern soul honestly.

The daughter of a Baptist preacher, Campbell was born in New Orleans but grew up in Sledge, Mississippi, a small Delta town 50 miles south of Memphis. Her youth found her singing from the Baptist hymnal and embarking on a spiritual journey that would help shape her view of the civil rights movement, a cause about which she sings with heartfelt commitment.

Some of her songs draw on comparisons between historical figures and how they in fact have something in common. She faces the complex issues of race, religion, and human relationships, skillfully blending history, memories, and music to make unflinching statements that express her vision.

"Thought provoking, delightful, important and superbly, sweetly sung." CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Official Website: www.KateCampbell.com
Song Samples: Crazy in Alabama
Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music.

It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, "The Backseat EP", and received the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates' ability as a writer stating, "Ken Yates wrote a song called 'I Don't Wanna Fall In Love'... this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today".

Yates' EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM's The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year.

His debut full length album twenty-three, recorded in Holland and produced by Joren van der Voort is available now with Mishara Music

"Ken Yates' music is solid as stone and clear as mountain air." - Livingston Taylor

Official Website: www.kenyates.com
Song Samples: Once More to the Lake
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