Kate Blain leaped headfirst into the upstate NY music scene in 2001 with a debut gig at the famed Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, where musicians from Arlo Guthrie to Don McLean started their careers. She quickly became a regular on the area coffeehouse circuit, releasing a solo CD titled "The Good Life" in 2003 and appearing on radio and TV stations.
Today, she has brought her brand of acoustic folk to more than 100 venues in New York and New England, and shared the stage with folk artists from Tim Harrison to The Wood's Tea Company. Her second CD, "Detour," a trio album with with Lake George singer-songwriter Gary Moon and West Rutland, VT-based singer-songwriter Phil Henry, was released in 2006. She also provided backing vocals for the Gary Moon CD "Orion."
Kate has been called a "contemporary Joan Baez" -- which might puzzle the actual Joan Baez, who's very much alive, but is still flattering! Caffe Lena, where Kate is a host of the weekly open mic, calls her "the quintessential folk singer" whose shows are "engaging for newcomers and regular fans alike." Kate also hosts the open mic at the Old Songs Community Arts Center in Voorheesville and at special events like the annual Old Songs Folk Festival in Altamont.
MUSICIANS KATE HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH:
Wood's Tea Company...Tim Harrison...Susan Trump...Greg Greenway...Meg Hutchinson...Roy Hurd...Bill Smith...Frank Orsini...Don Woodcock...Atwater & Donnelly...Dan Berggren...Peggy Lynn...Joe Jencks...Terry Farmer...Will Foley...Gary Moon...Phil Henry...Tim Wechgelaer...Mike McCloskey...Lani Richards...John Malone...Maurizio...Mike Grutka...Chris Wilhelm...Rob Guerin...and many more!
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