Charleston, SC (PRWEB) December 06, 2013
Rachel Kate's debut solo album WITH LOVE & HATE is a beautifully emotional folk exploration that has struck a chord with fans and critics alike. The album was recorded at the world famous Jam Room Recording Studio by Jamey Rogers and mixed in Charleston, SC at Hello, Telescope by Jay Clifford (Jump, Little Children) and Josh Kaler. Dave Harris mastered the album at Studio B in Charlotte, NC.
Awarded Singer-Songwriter of the Year by the Charleston City Paper, Rachel Kate has developed a diehard fanbase, a following that grows show after show with her charismatic solo and full-band performances. She has performed at festivals such as Muddy Roots in TN and the Jam Room Music Festival in Columbia, SC to name a few, bringing her boho-folk style to audiences through the region.
“The album reflects the absolute best of Rachel Kate–her versatility, passion, and ever-abundant soul are felt in every note sung and chord struck. There’s something for everyone on this album”
Emily Haney - Scene SC [Softcore Sessions]
“Rachel Kate stands on her own as a charismatic and inspired singer, almost larger than life, even. The whole affair oozes individuality and even her nominal affiliation with folk really has nothing to do with the current bureaucracy of modern folk singers and its sometimes rigid definitions.”
Sean Knight - South Carolina Music Guide
“The 10-track Rachel Kate With Love and Hate features an eclectic blend of feisty folk, grungy blues, and classic country.”
Kalyn Oyer - Charleston City Paper
“Much of Love and Hate is intensely emotional and stressed. Lyrically, Gillon’s characters (and she’s often her own protagonist) are strained and under pressure, emerging from damaged relationships, battling life’s cruel twists and disappointments. Several songs find their way out of the hate and into something more positive. It seems Gillon plucked the heart from her chest, tore it open, dumped the contents, and reassembled them with bleak honesty, wit, and love.”
Ballard Lesemann - Metronome Charleston