Singer-Songwriters in the Round
Join us as four singer-songwriters, Duncan Phillips, Kate MacLeod, Kat Eggleston, and Erin Inglish, share their stories and music.
As the son of Bruce, "Utah Phillips, Duncan Phillips began traveling on the road with his father in the winter of 2000. Utah referred to Duncan as his "road manager", but Duncan jokes that everyone knows his father couldn't be managed. Bruce always had the dream of playing on stage together with his son, but as a kid, Duncan could never reconcile that in learning to play the guitar, he would be learning one of the very things that kept him separated from his father for so many years. Duncan performed on stage just shortly after his dad's death in 2008.
Along with Utah's old road-worn Guild guitar, Duncan inherited the songs and stories of the people and places that his father wrote about over his forty plus years of wandering the country. In Duncan's own words: "Well, even though he may be gone, every time I'm on the stage, he is there with me and this my story, so far..."
Kate MacLeod composes classic American music while living in the state of Utah; home of rich folklore, the roaming grounds of Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch, the place where legendary social activist Joe Hill was executed, and the land from where Utah Phillips took his name. Kate is a sought-after performer, studio musician, and leader of master classes and workshops, who is best known for her original songs and her unique fiddling style. Her songwriting style and live performances display an unbreakable link between traditional music and cutting-edge contemporary songwriting. She has been hailed as one of the "Ten Acts to Watch" by the editors of the MusicHound Folk Essential Album Guide. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, she is based in Salt Lake City and tours throughout the United States and Europe. Her music has been described by reviewers as reflecting the panoramic western landscape, perhaps due to her long residence in Utah. Kate's songs have been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows including Tom May's "River City Folk," the holiday program hosted by Judy Collins, "Peace on Earth," and have been sung by others on "A Prairie Home Companion." You will find fans of many music genres in an audience gathered to hear Kate MacLeod perform. Her songs catch the ears of new artists, traditional singers, bluegrass musicians, Celtic musicians and songwriters of many styles. Her songs find new life through other musicians at jam sessions and performances throughout the country and have been recorded by artists from California to the Czech Republic.
Kat Eggleston is one of the most accomplished guitarists and singer-songwriters in the folk, Celtic and traditional music genres. Elating, moving, and amusing audiences with her beautiful blend of sweet melodies, gentle honesty and searing humor, Kat's music reflects a wide range of life's experiences with unusual clarity and authority.
In a clear alto with flawless intonation, Kat goes straight to the lyrical and emotional truth of every word and every note. Her musings on home, childhood, and her father's garden are gems of direct, unassuming plainspokenness. Her narratives push hard at our senses and demand we return again and again to pick up the pieces we dropped on first hearing, expanding our comprehension of difficult, personal and universal experience.
California banjo sweetheart Erin Inglish is an incredibly unique female songwriter. Like the late John Hartford, she is a solo act with a voice, a banjo, some body percussion, and poignant songs. This internationally-touring, banjo-wielding woman presents a "raw, sweet and sincere Emmy Lou-ish sound[and] she makes the banjo sound like a musical instrument" (fan, North Carolina). From the thoughtful and conscientious messages in her songwriting, to her magnetic and entertaining stage-presence, Erin is a consummate performer and humanistic storyteller. She is a "retired" engineer, has lived abroad for four years in five countries, and her songwriting reflects her worldly travels and grounding passion for sustainability and art. In April, 2013, Erin released a solo album titled A Melody So Sweet and then toured by bicycle the entire coast of California to celebrate Earth Month. She is also the organizer of the largest collaborative project in the world amongst female banjo players the Banjo Babes 2014 Calendar & Showcase Album pre-ordering now and due out in November, 2013.
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