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Taken by Surprise

by Kate Weekes

Released 2019
Released 2019
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Kate Weekes expertly maps the musical spot where landscapes and emotions converge via accessible, jazzy folk/pop inspired by the planet’s northernmost locales
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All albums are travelogues of sorts, deep dives into foreign (sometimes familiar) worlds undertaken with little more than a guitar, a notebook, and an unquenchable desire to explore. Few artistic journeys have been as expansive as the one mounted by Kate Weekes as she assembled Taken by Surprise, recorded with James Stephens in Chelsea, QC. This dazzling third solo album charts a tumultuous period in Weekes’s life; her first album to fearlessly chronicle not …
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Frost On Black Fur

by Kate Weekes

Released 2014
Released 2014
Kate Weekes' 2nd solo album "Frost on Black Fur" speaks to the life of a dog musher in a little orange cabin in Canada's Yukon. This folk album is charged with energy as it weaves tails from the trails and songs from the heart.
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Much of the inspiration for this album stems from my life in Canada's Yukon Territory. I spent 7 years working with a team of sled dogs, my winters on the trails and in the mountains. The dogs pop their heads up here and there throughout the songs on this album, sometimes as I describe our adventures together, and at other times to counter the drama of a love song. Water and rivers are also a big …
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Kate Weekes

by Kate Weekes

Released 2007
Released 2007
". Within these 13 tracks are worlds of love and parting, abounding visions of and deep dedication to a country wherein every place is an adventure worthy of travel and exploration. . When she sings of a place, it is as though she is singing to a lover. "
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“I mush dogs & play music.”. This is Kate Weekes’ response to the often asked question -“What are you doing in the Yukon?”. In the years that have passed since hitch-hiking across the country from her home in Eastern Ontario to Canada’s North, Kate has found a lifestyle built on exploration and creativity. Kate’s songs reflect her drive to question and understand humanity’s relationship with nature. On her travels throughout Canada Kate …
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