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The Kate White Band Release Their Holiday Album, "A Christmas to Remember"

The Kate White Band delivers their highly anticipated album, "A Christmas to Remember."

The Kate White Band Release Their Holiday Album,
Portland, OR, December 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- "A Christmas To Remember" is a collection of traditional Christmas songs and instrumentals arranged and performed by Portland / Vancouver-based Americana group, The Kate White Band (www.katewhitemusic.com). The album has 7 tracks that reflect the group's unique acoustic interpretation of the traditional classics. "We wanted to create a project that would be a take-away of our intimate holiday concert experience," said White, band leader and recording artist with 2 previous solo releases. "The album does just that with acoustic flavors that reflect Celtic, bluegrass and classical roots. It gives the listener a touch of the Renaissance flair." The album also contains two original songs, "Holy One" and "Winter's Thaw," in order to create "a festive and winter reflection" according to White.

The project features White on vocals, violin / fiddle and keys, Glenn Farley on backing vocals and guitar, Dale Vandeberg on bass, Robert Switzer on percussion and drums, and multi-instrumentalist Scott Minter on mandolin, mandola and penny whistle. "Adding the medley of carols at the end with guest singer Paul Loomis, who also happens to be my dad, was a timeless way to close out the album," said White. "We used to carol colleagues and shut-ins as a family growing up. People are always touched and reminded of their own holiday traditions."

The Kate White Band has been together since 2002. The group has toured extensively in the Northwest as well as in Alaska, Idaho, and California. They have become a mainstay among the burgeoning folk and acoustic music scene that has infiltrated the Northwest. "The network of artists in our area is very welcoming," said White. "We feel proud to be a part of a community where artistic expression and a merging of musical styles is encouraged. The essence of the album reflects both our roots as well as our musical journey as a band."

Kate's album was produced by Dave Beatty of BentBeat Productions. Dave and Kate have teamed up on several projects, dating back to the early 2000's. "The opportunity for BentBeat to partner (with Kate) on this project was too good to pass up," said Beatty. "Kate and her team are extremely talented, and we are happy to be a part of this beautiful Christmas project."

The CD "A Christmas to Remember" is available for purchase on Amazon.com or can be downloaded from iTunes, Spotify, and all major music sites. A sold out CD Release concert was held at Vancouver, Washington's Slocum House hosted by East Fork Cellars in November and the Kate White Band is currently out on their "A Christmas To Remember" Tour, playing events in Medford, Klamath Falls and Lakeview, Oregon. Says Kate, "This Christmas season we hope to give back to the communities we visit. In addition to our normal events, we will also be playing in a prison and domestic violence shelter for women and children." For those in Grant's Pass and Medford, look for their December 13th Concert to be held at Trail Christian Fellowship (www.trail.org) at 6:30 p.m. They will be finishing out their Southern Oregon Tour on Sunday, December 15th at 10 a.m. at Eagle Point Community Bible Church (www.epcbc.org) where they will lead worship and share a selection of their Christmas favorites.

About BentBeat Productions: BentBeat Productions, the recording and publishing division of All Requests Live, Inc., is based in Portland, Oregon. BBP's focus is on partnering with musicians to produce and record high quality, radio-friendly music. Working with social media and through mainstream channels of distribution, BBP's portfolio is available on Amazon.com or can be downloaded from iTunes, Spotify, and all major music sites. Please join in supporting musicians.

posted by Kate White on 12/11/2013

Finalist of the 6th Annual IAMA Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Okay, so I've been a stranger. I'm sorry! But this was the first place I had to come to share my news! I knew you would be excited for me... I was going through my pile of mail today from when I was out of town and found an envelope from IAMA, International Acoustic Music Awards. Last fall I submitted 4 songs into their international competition. I just found out that I placed as a finalist in 3 categories with 3 of the 4 songs I entered.

For best Country / Bluegrass: My song, "Mercy"

For Best Female Artist: My song, "I Will Rise"

For Best Open / AOG: My niece's song, "Becca's Lullaby" (Yes, there's actually a place where you can submit the performance of another writer's original song. That's GREAT for both Becca and I!)

We were judged on the complete package: Overall performance, production, songwriting, etc.

This is really exciting and I think I finally found a "group" my music fits into. I'm not really your typical GMA artist, though I think that's changing - I'm not Southern Gospel. We play a few Bluegrass Festivals and people love us but the Bluegrass community in general complains about fancy bass playing and percussion and drums.

But I'm here to say that I love the crazy combo we are (An Acoustic Blend of Folk Rock, Celtic, Bluegrass and Country) and for those of you that are a "mixed breed", Shine on!! And to all of you, keep working hard and do everything with excellence.

posted by Kate on 09/09/2010

Announcing Partnership with CIA and A.C.T. Intl' ! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Over the past few years, I have been praying about starting my own non-profit to help support the work my band and I are doing in prisons, shelters, halfway houses, mental institutions, churches and other venues. It is our heart to take the message of hope we bring through our concerts, worship and sharing to as many places as possible. But there are places we go into that cannot pay for our services and we never want to turn opportunities away because of money.

After careful consideration, along with complications regarding fees, copyright issues and all the additional administration it would require, we decided instead to partner with CIA and A.C.T. International.

Through CIA and A.C.T., we can actually form our own ministry department, raise funding for needed projects and expand the work God has given us! And we don't have to do all the paperwork! We feel so grateful that we were able to find an organization that is already doing what we do - supporting artists to make a lasting, missional impact on our world...I especially want to thank Keith Mohr for introducing me to both organizations! I am excited and proud to be a part of both of these amazing and impacting ministries!

posted by Kate White on 03/01/2009

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Hey everyone!

I would like to give my song "Treasure Of My Heart" away to any and everyone that wants it. This song is great for worship or special music and speaks of God's hope and comfort in hard times. So many need to hear this right now...If you are a worship leader and would like the chart as well, let me know and I'll send it to you. You can reach e-mail me at: info@katewhitemusic.com

Here's how you can download the MP3 today for free:

1. Go to my IndieHeaven page at http://www.indieheaven.com/artists/katewhite
2. Below my profile info, look for the "Redeem" tab, and click on it.
3. Type "KATEW" in the field and click submit.
4. A new browser window will pop up, follow the on-screen instructions to download my song!

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT IT!

posted by Kate on 01/27/2009