2016-17 CALENDAR
LAUNCHING our 50th year!
all shows 7:30 unless noted
Age: 17
Birthday: November 28
School: Westside
Favorite vacation: Whistler
Favorite book: Skaters rule 
Favorite movie: Hit the dirt
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Fri Mar 24 - 7:30 pm...Underground
Special Guest: John Kirk
“Artfully skirt[s] the border between Country & Rock with a few Blues twists...a major talent...simplicity, sincerity and sophistication run rampant here” 
                                BOSTON GLOBE

A preacher’s daughter from Sledge, Mississippi, Campbell grew up at the very core of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s; 
the indelible experiences of those years shaped her heart, character and convictions.  Her award-winning music springs from the contemporary characters and culture of her native South.

As a child of the South, her musical tastes were forged in the dampered smoky fires of soul, R&B, Southern rock, country and folk music. From deep within her Southern memories and music come poignant memories, whimsical characters, searing observations and powerfully universal truths.

Her endearing, clear-water singing, charming, down-home storytelling, cultural observations and easy command of a full range of American music styles have earned her recognition as a formidable talent by critics and audiences here and abroad.

One of the most literate songwriters in music today, her storytelling has - often - been compared to that of Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty and Williams Faulkner.

Her sublime Moonpie Dreams (1997) and Visions Of Plenty (1998) each garnered "Folk Album Of The Year" nominations from the Nashville Music Awards, as well as enthusiastic airplay by folk and Americana stations, while the southern-folk tinged Rosaryville (1999) and the gospel flavored Wandering Strange (2001) extended her upward-bound arc. 

Campbell continues to inspire and enthuse audiences across the US and overseas and tours extensively in the U.S., the UK and Ireland. Back home, Ballet Memphis featured songs from six of Campbell’s dozen CDs and a live performance by Kate & band at a ballet entitled “South Of Everywhere.” She and her music have been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk, Prime Time Country and Mountain Stage. An interview with Campbell was featured in the book Solo: Women Singer-Songwriters In Their Own Words, along with those of Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Jewel and others.

                             **Tix $24 Advance; $27 day of show;
                                $40 Gold Circle
Sun Apr 9 - 4 pm...GE Theatre
EMMA’S REVolution       JOHN FLYNN         GREG GREENWAY         KIM & REGGIE HARRIS        JOE JENCKS         SHARON KATZ        MAGPIE       
WANDA FISCHER: (“Hudson River Sampler,”WAMC-fm Albany)  
&  RICH WARREN (“The Midnight Special,” WFMT-fm, Chicago)

A familiar face and voice at The Eighth Step, the inimitable 
Sonny Ochs - sister of the legendary Phil Ochs -  will be feted 
and no doubt roasted by a stellar troupe of celebrated folk performers gathering for this auspicious occasion

From WRPI’s “Mostly Folk” and “Face the Music” to WIOX-fm; 
from WAMC to Winnipeg Folk Festival, she’s introduced us to innumerable talented and magical performers. Come help us 
say thanks and Happy Birthday!

Born in Scotland, she settled in Far Rockaway to raise her 
family, later migrating to Schoharie County to form an arts colony, There she hides out with her cats, often welcoming itinerant musicians. That is, when not on the road herself, working one of her many North American festival, running a Phil Ochs Song Night, or her own Schoharie Library Concert. Expect an afternoon of wonderful music, stories and a million laughs in honor of the inimitable folk diva.
              **Tix $28 Advance; $30 day of show; $50 Gold Circle
                           GE Theatre