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Gene Watson's peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson's Peers who were contacted during 2010 were most gracious with their time & words. It is here, within this special part of the Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Kate Wallace, which she submitted to this site on Monday 16 August 2010.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Kate Wallace who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Monday 16 August 2010.
'One of the things I most admire about Gene Watson is his ability to record songs that are slightly outside the predictable country music box - I love 'Don't waste it on the blues' with its wonderful jazz overtones.
And, that voice! Smooth as glass and utterly identifiable - never to be confused with all the standard voices out there'.
Thank you, Kate Wallace, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Kate Wallace...
Kate Wallace is one of those remarkable artists you would find if you took that less travelled road. She possesses the magnetic combination of an extraordinary and powerful voice and remarkable songs that are at once deeply personal and yet universal.
Kate Wallace is often compared to her heroes which include Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Nanci Griffith and Stevie Nicks, but her voice and style are completely unique.
Kate Wallace spent several years as a well respected member of the writing and performing community in Nashville where she was a a staff writer at Polygram and had her songs cut by many famous artists and got to hang out with the best players and writers imaginable.
Kate Wallace is truly a musician’s musician and a songwriter’s songwriter, an expressive guitarist, a consummate vocalist with a gorgeous, graceful voice that just fills you up and a warm and engaging entertainer.
Kate Wallace's songs are deeply intelligent, powerful, beautiful and life-affirming. She also organises the popular acoustic music series 'Trinity Backstage' in Santa Barbara, California.
Kate Wallace has spent more than twenty years as a welcome member of the most respected songwriter circles in Nashville and Los Angeles. Known for her remarkable voice and songs that are full of passion and honesty, Kate has been the New Folk winner at both the Napa Folk Festival and the Sierra Folk Festival.
Kate Wallace has been a main stage performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival since 1993 and has played most of the great clubs throughout the United States including Bluebird Café in Nashville, Troubadour in Los Angeles, Club Passim in Boston and Fiddler’s Green in Atlanta.
In 1995, Kate Wallace saw the release of her debut album; 'Kate Wallace' (Honest Entertainment Records, 1995) included three music videos that were in steady rotation.
Kate Wallace also recorded 'Two Lane America' with Michael Camp (Riozen / New Pair O' Dimes Records, 2004), 'Too Long From the Sea' (Riozen / New Pair O' Dimes Records, 2004) and 'Politics & Religion' (Riozen / New Pair O' Dimes Records, 2007).
Kate Wallace's songs have been recorded by famous artists, she's recorded sound tracks for major movies, been featured in two different books on songwriters, been on numerous television shows including 'Music City Tonight' and she has won the 'Johnny Mercer Song-writing Award' for her song 'Going through the emotions'.
Kate Wallace has also had the pleasure of doing back-up vocals for some of her favourite artists including John Stewart, Peter Gallway, Tom Kimmel, Michael Lille, Sally Barris, Dana Cooper and Tom Prasada-Rao.
Following the release of her three highly acclaimed albums, on her own label (New Pair O’ Dimes), Kate Wallace saw the release of 'Artists for Change', a collection that included songs from some of Kate’s good friends including Greg Greenway, Michael Lille, Sally Barris, James McVay, John Smith and Caren Armstrong; the album was made to benefit JEM, an organisation which promoted global economic justice.
In 2010, Kate Wallace saw the release of 'Ruby Slippers' (Riozen / New Pair O' Dimes Records, 2010), an exquisite collection which was made available through her own record label.