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Kate Campbell: Songs & stories of the South at the Center for Southern Folklore

Kate Campbell
Kate Campbell & Center for Southern Folklore

Kate Campbell will be at the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Sat,. March 29, 2014 at 8:00PM, delivering her special dose of stories and songs that have received acclaim in folk music, as well as the country music scene. In an article written by Linda Yancy of the famed "Yancy & Yancy and the Good'Uns" group, Linda describes Kate Campbell and her performance style.

"With humor, great storytelling and songs, Kate will make you know more about the South and her visions and dreams. With 11 albums to her credit, Campbell has attracted both acclaim from a discerning public and admiration and collaboration from some of the biggest names in music industry. She counts Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Buddy Miller and Spooner Oldham as both admirers and collaborators in her literate musical vision."

“Kate’s songs reveal a narrative of and about the South, the good and the bad,” says Judy Peiser, co- founder and executive director of the Center for Southern Folklore. “She makes you laugh, cry and think and then you start all over again,” Peiser says. “She’s the ultimate performer.”

Linda Yancy goes on to say, "Campbell has drawn repeated comparisons to Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty and William Faulkner for her distinctively Southern storytelling chops and recognition for her musical compositions. Frequently, storytelling accompanies her songs hand-in-hand like old friends walking down the road.
“It’s always an electric evening when Kate comes to perform,” Peiser says.

The daughter of a Baptist preacher, Campbell grew up in Sledge, Miss., and forged her musical tastes in the indelible experiences of growing up in the 1960s in the midst of the civil rights movement. Campbell made her recording debut in 1995 with “Songs from the Levee.” Her “Moonpie Dreams” and “Visions of Plenty” both garnered nominations for “Folk Song of the Year” in 1997 and 1998, respectively, from the Nashville Music Awards.

Tickets are available for the show by calling the Southern Folklore Center at 901.525.3655, or online at the Center for Southern Folklore. The show starts at 8:00PM. Your purchase of tickets to this performance helps support the ongoing mission of the Center and the production of our 2014 Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, August 30-31, Labor Day Weekend, 2014," Yancy says.

All Center shows are family friendly. The Center for Southern Folklore is located at 119 South Main St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103.

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