Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
A mix of ethereal traditional and Celtic-influenced folk with a world flavour
Most recent album Isle of Dreaming (2000)
A mixture of own material, own arrangements of traditional songs, some covers, and own settings of poetry.
Just listening to Kate Price again, and find she's becoming one of my favorite artists lately. She is often compared to Loreena McKennitt, and although they are distinct, she is very moving to me, just like Loreena McKennitt is. Kate (like Loreena) has an excellent violinist (she is fun to see live!). Kate plays hammered dulcimer, hummell, and voice for the most part, and has an excellent percussionist who plays all sorts of neat, authentic instruments, including the clay, headless drum called an oudu/udu (spellings for this neat little lap-drum abound.
Comments about live performance:
The concert was wonderful. It was the first time I've seen Kate, and it was just so incredible to see all that sound produced live. It was not the best mix, but that's understandable. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Well, Deep Heart's Core is what I'd recommend as an introduction. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hard to find, possibly out of print
Kate Price—hummell, vocals, keyboards, hammer dulcimer, piano, dumbek
Brian Mann—keyboards, accordion
Priceless Productions with Bill Griffin
This took a couple of listens, but I'm growing quite fond of it. At first it really bothered me that the "olden dances" verse was left off of "Stolen Child", but now I can even hang with *that*! The Time Between, was done during some personal troubles and is less uplifting than Deep Heart's Core—though I hardly was troubled, some more unbiased people mentioned that! I think it's primarily because people don't tend to talk about *REAL* things in their songs, life's manic and depressing moments, but that's another story...). (email@example.com)
1995—Access Music Label—AML-500 (also released on Emd/Virgin/Higher Octave)
Kate Price—hummell, vocals, hammer dulcimer, piano, djembe
Teja Bell—bass, sitar, electric autoharp, classical guitar, synthesizer, fretless bass, 12 string guitar, keyboards
Kate Price in association with Teja Bell
I happened upon Kate Price's Deep Heart's Core. Now, I did not recognize the name really, but I seem to remember some mention of her here before. I brought up the first of the 3 selections, "Temple of the Wind" and knew within five seconds that I was buying this CD. (This one-song-purchase-decision happens occasionally, but I am frequently disillusioned with the work in its totality.) I then selected "The Labyrinth" and knew immediately that I would not have any regrets purchasing this CD. Kate has an incredibly haunting, effortlessly powerful voice that grabbed me fully. While not intending any comparison, I find myself thinking that some of this CD could easily be mistaken for Loreena McKennitt, but with subtle differences. I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates Loreena's music. In addition, I should mention that in addition to piano, Kate performs several atypical instruments including hammer dulcimer, djembe and hummell. I fully intend to acquire her earlier CD as soon as I can find it. (Cloudbust@aol.com)
I just wanted to recommend The Isle of Dreaming highly. It is wonderful! It will definitely make my Top 10 for Y2K.
Kate Price has done backing vocals on several of Kenny Loggins' albums.
Thanks to Marion Kippers for work on this entry.
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