Kate Wolf

Genres: Folk
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1942, Sonoma County, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 10 December 1986. Wolf was a singer-songwriter who worked her home area and organized the Santa Rosa folk festivals, but who had a lasting influence on the new country scene of the early-80s. Her first albums, Back Roads and Lines On Paper, were recorded independently and released on her own Owl label. These albums were recorded with her Wildwood Flower band, and merged contemporary folk with country and bluegrass. In 1979 she recorded Safe At Anchor for the Kaleidoscope label, which many critics claimed to be her finest set. Wolf wrote clearly and perceptively about the preciousness of life and the precariousness of relationships. She was also a fine interpreter of others’ material, such as the slow version of Jack Tempchin’s ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’(recorded by the Eagles), and John Stewart’s ‘Some Kind Of Love’ on the live double-album Give Yourself To Love. In...

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