August 2005

Kate Campbell Explores the Blues on New Album

"...Samford alumna Kate Campbell's latest album, Blues and Lamentations, due Sept. 6, is the singer/songwriter's first CD of all new compositions since the release of Monuments in 2002..."

Kate CampbellSamford alumna Kate Campbell's latest album, Blues and Lamentations, due Sept. 6, is the singer/songwriter's first CD of all-new compositions since the release of Monuments in 2002.

Blues and Lamentations follows the thread Campbell took up with the roots exploration of Wandering Strange. She ventured into the country music of her childhood with Twang On A Wire before taking on the blues. It was a natural progression for the New Orleans-born songwriter who grew up in the Mississippi Delta.

Campbell has the same eye for detail and storytelling flair that distinguish many Southern writers. In fact, there's a literary quality to Campbell's writing that isn't unexpected given her academic background. She earned a bachelor's degree from Samford, and then earned a master's degree in history (with an emphasis on southern history) from Auburn University. Before pursuing music full-time, she studied history at the doctoral level at the University of California in Riverside and Vanderbilt University, and served as adjunct professor of history at Belmont and MTSU in Nashville. The inquisitive rigor Campbell developed in the classroom serves her music well, and she continues to make history come alive in song.

Follow the link below to learn more about Campbell and view her upcoming tour schedule, which currently includes shows in Alabama, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Missouri.

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