Calling Me Home is Kathy’s new release on Sugar Hill Records, co-produced with multi-Grammy-winner Gary Paczosa. It’s a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia, and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center. Kathy has gathered songs and stories of bravery, pride and grief that further define and describe the life and times of her home place. 2008’s Grammy nominated COAL was her first step to discovering this vast and rich genre of music that producer Marty Stuart allowed was ‘in her blood,’ taking her back to the lore of family stories and to her place and her people. Kathy’s concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad ‘Where’ve You Been?’ to the bluesy ‘455 Rocket’ to the iconic ‘Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses.’ Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards.
Thursday, June 1, 2023