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Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell to perform at Wisconsin Lutheran College

October 18, 2005

MILWAUKEE - Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell performs her soulful country/folk music at Wisconsin Lutheran College November 3, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Studio Theatre.

Campbell's clear vocal delivery and command of a full range of American music styles have earned the singer recognition as a formidable talent by critics, musicians and a discerning public. Campbell's gift of storytelling has drawn repeated comparisons to Southern writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and William Faulkner.

Campbell's latest CD, Blues and Lamentations, released in September 2005, encapsulates the musical under-story heard in all of Kate's music - a form of the blues influenced by country, folk, gospel and pop.

Campbell has played the Cambridge Folk Festival in England, MerleFest - an annual tribute to Doc and Merle Watson, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia. She has been featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Live from Mountain Stage, and had her story (and haunting song "When Panthers Roamed in Arkansas") included in the debut issue of The Oxford American's "Southern Music" series. An interview with Campbell also appeared in the book Solo: Women Singer-Songwriters in the Own Words, which included interviews with Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Shawn Colvin and Nanci Griffith.

The Black Box Studio Theatre is located in Wisconsin Lutheran College's Center for Arts and Performance; 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students) and can be purchased by calling the box office at (414) 443-8802.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a Christian, independent, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.