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Kathleen Williamson Live Music

February 25, 2017
Delectables Catering & Venue
(520) 884-9289
Delectables Restaurant & Catering
(520) 844-9289
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Kathleen Williamson Live Music



“Her ability as a writer and the overall intelligence of pieces like “I Can See the New View” will convince many to keep listening.” Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., All Music Guide

 Sing Out Magazine wrote, “Williamson brings a new relevance to the word “eclectic.” Kathleen Williamson continues to take Americana songwriting and indie music production up another notch with the 2005 release of her finely crafted CD, The Sacred Spud, featuring such wonderful accompanists as the legendary late Hal Rugg on pedal steel.  The Tucson Weekly Tucson Music Awards (TAMMIES 2006) honored The Sacred Spud with Best New Release and gave Kathleen the Best Songwriter and Best Folk Music Categories.

 Williamson’s “Love is Best of All,” 2003 CD of jazz, blues, and folk originals won awards such as Tucson TAMMIES awards for Best CD and Best Songwriter and the 2004 ASCAPlus Award (American Society of Composers and Publishers) for the prestigious artistic value of her original compositions.  Kathleen also garnered the Arizona Blues Showdown with Lisa Otey, as well as the 2004 and 2005 ASCAPlus Awards.  KXCI-FM (Tucson) has included Kathleen’s compositions on several of their compilation CDs.  WBAI-FM’s Amy Goodman has twice featured Kathleen’s live music on Democracy Now! radio and television broadcasts.  Nancy McCallion included Kathleen’s rendition of the traditional Gartan Mother’s Lullaby on the 2005 Lullabies for New Beginnings, a non-profit CD compilation benefiting New Beginnings for Mothers and Children in Tucson.

Kathleen’s 2nd CD, The Sacred Spud, was recognized with 2006 TAMMIES Awards for Best CD, Best Folk, and Best Songwriter.  It features the superb pedal steel playing of the late Hal Rugg.

 As a songwriter, singer and guitarist, Kathleen s career spans over three decades and around the world.  She began with folk and rock bands in her native New York City as a teenager.  In 1974, she moved to Jerome, Arizona, where she performed as a solo as well as a duo with her renowned mentors, Americana artist Katie Lee and jazz guitar legend Joe Wolverton. In 1978, she performed extensively in Ireland and won the prestigious Westport’s Cailean Deas Singing Pub Competition for her balladeering.  By the early 80s, Kathleen was one of Northern and Central Arizona’s most popular solo performing artists,  delighting audiences with her energetic performances and unique musical diversity.  She relocated to Tucson in 1986 where she obtained doctoral degrees in both law and anthropology.  She became a popular fixture in the Tucson music and political cultures.  Kathleen maintained her solo act and songwriting while collaborating extensively with renown blues diva Lisa Otey in the formation of Owl’s Nest Productions® record label and in their internationally acclaimed musical duo.   Since the release of the Sacred Spud, Williamson has focused on her original Americana songwriting and solo performing.  She typically limits her performances to concert, house concert, and festival settings, however, lately (sort of) misses the pay-nothing background doodling of a nobody-listening cafe or restaurant guitar practice gig to keep her mojo working.  She is currently unapologetic amafessional artist.

Kathleen has completed the original material for her new album, Songs from Casa Shtetl, and is trying to find time for funky home recording and releasing it.  It will be on her Sacred Spud(TM) Productions subsidiary label, Authentically Cheap Records. Recent collaborations include composing for the last two texts/performance works by Joanna Frueh (The Glamour of Being Real in 2012 and A Short Story About a Big Healing in 2013).  See also community dialogues with Joanna Frueh at http://www.joannafrueh.com/news.html and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qms3j1vF2iw

In terms of her “day job,” Kathleen is currently splitting her time between New York and Arizona and has been licensed to practice law in both jurisdictions for over twenty years. In 2006,  she earned an  LL.M.  in Intellectual Property Law at the Cardozo School of Law in New York and is focusing on Arts and Entertainment Law, Copyrights and Trademarks as well as federal criminal litigation ( www.williamsonandyoung.com).

– See more at: http://www.kathleenwilliamson.com/bio/#sthash.Ie8SjMfq.dpuf

“Music is one thing. The music industry–ten thousand leagues away, where real music got drawn and quartered–is another. Yet in spite of the fuselage of rotten songs, one might, if lucky, hear melodies that honestly fit the words they sings about–not only fit, but enhance, underline, punctuate, or soothe, and in rare cases, even add the subtlety intended. Such a rare case will be found in Kathleen Williamson’s latest CD, The Sacred Spud.”  Katie Lee – See more at: http://www.kathleenwilliamson.com/press/#sthash.EuiwwLBm.dpuf

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