Promotional and Sound Tech Information

This page carries promotional information useful for concert presenters. 

The best way to obtain the most current promotional photos used by

Kate's management and booking agency is to request them by email.  

Upon contracting a performance, photographs will usually be sent

by email with the contract. High resolution photos can also be

downloaded from MacLeod's Sonic Bids Electronic Press Kit.

Choose a video link at MacLeod's YouTube Channel.

Quotes

Kate "channels the spirit of the great Carter Family classics,"

​Sing Out! Magazine

Kate MacLeod has been named among the "Ten Acts to Watch" by editors of the MusicHound Folk Essential Album Guide.

Photography by Neets​

photographybyneets.zenfolio.com

"Kate MacLeod is one of those musicians so skilled her performance seems effortless" 

Rambles.Net, John R. Lindermuth

"Kate's music is honest and she delivers her message true and clear. This is out of the ordinary folk music."

Roots Music Report

"One of the leading lights of the contemporary folk music scene..."

Eric Fidler, Associated Press

"Of all the singer songwriters I've come across in the 1990s, Kate MacLeod is one of my favorites."

M. Regenstreif, Sing Out Magazine

"If you could combine Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris, you'd end up with Kate MacLeod." 

Matthew Lawton, Totally Adult​

Standard Press Release

Below is an example press release that can be used as a template for any event promotion.
​​Management can also create a press release for an individual event upon request. 

For Immediate Release - Event Name ________________

Event Date:___________________

Event Time:____________________

Event Takes Place At:____________

Event Contact:_______________

Artist Websites:

www.KateMacLeod.com

www.SonicBids.com/KateMacLeod

www.YouTube.com/MacLeodKate



     Kate MacLeod's highly acclaimed songs often precede her as other artists sing her songs on stages across the country. Now is your chance to hear this songstress who creates notably singable songs such as Lark in the Morning, My Forsaken Love and New Homeland; songs that compel periodicals such as Sing Out Magazine to claim that Kate MacLeod "channels the spirit of the great Carter Family classics."

     Although Kate has raised a family and is proud to speak for the experience of maturity, twenty-somethings are learning her music and audiences are beginning to catch on to the versatility of her repertoire. She has been compared to many influential artists of her genre including Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson and Emmylou Harris. Since her debut recording her songs have been covered by other artists from California to the Czech Republic in folk, bluegrass and roots music genres including artists such as Mollie O'Brien, Laurie Lewis and Rose Laughlin. Her latest solo recording was produced by Grammy-winning musician Tim O'Brien from which the song Something Left You Living was featured on NPR's syndicated song showcase "What's in a Song."

     She is a sought after vocalist, fiddler and guitar player, working regularly with other artists. Her fiddle playing is derived from the study of many traditional folk styles in addition to classical training from where she has developed a unique expression with the instrument. Originally from the area of Washington DC, she has migrated across the country, living thirty years in Utah and now exploring the great Pacific Northwest. 





Sound Tech Information 

2) LIGHTING: ARTISTS carry no lighting equipment. It is mutually understood that the PRESENTER'S technical staff will take care of all lighting design, hanging and loading-in for this event. Note: No Blue or Green gels directly on the ARTISTS.

3) SOUND: ARTISTS carry no sound system. PRESENTER must provide a sound system unless otherwise arranged in advance.
4) For school assembly presentations technical needs may be abbreviated. Contact artist within one week prior to presentation at above contact information to discuss any changes to technical requirements for school presentations.





Kate MacLeod - SOLO 

* minimum 6-channel mixer, with phantom power * 1 monitor
* 1 vocal microphone, cord, BOOM stand
* 1 direct input
* 1 instrument microphone, cord, BOOM stand
* 1 armless chair
* 1 XLR input and cord available for mounted microphone on violin (microphone is provided by artist)
Note: Vocal microphone cannot be Shure–Beta; acceptable microphones are Shure SM58-Regular, Neumann, Sennheiser and others.



Kate MacLeod  - DUO

* minimum 8-channel mixer, with phantom power * minimum 1 monitor
* 2 vocal microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 2 direct inputs
* 2 instrument microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 1 armless chair
* 1 XLR input and cord available for mounted microphone on violin (microphone is provided by artist)
Note: Vocal microphone cannot be Shure–Beta; acceptable microphones are Shure SM58-Regular, Neumann, Sennheiser and others.



Kate MacLeod - TRIO 

* minimum 10-channel mixer, with phantom power
* minimum 2 monitors, monitors can be same mix as each other, but not house mix
* 3 vocal microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 2 instrument microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 3 direct inputs: for two acoustic guitars and one bass
* 1 XLR input and cord available for mounted microphone on violin (microphone is provided by artist)
Note: Vocal microphone cannot be Shure–Beta; acceptable microphones are Shure SM58-Regular, Neumann, Sennheiser and others.

 



Kate MacLeod - QUARTET

Note: This technical information below specifies the needs for a performance space that requires full amplification of the percussion equipment.

In some rooms, the drum kit will not need microphones, or only one overhead microphone may be needed. The decision of drum/percussion amplification will be made by the ARTIST.
* minimum 16-channel mixer, with phantom power
* minimum 3 monitors, monitors can be same mix as each other, but not house mix
* 4 vocal microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 7 instrument microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 3 direct inputs: for two acoustic guitars and one bass
* 1 XLR input and cord available for mounted microphone on violin (microphone is provided by artist)
Note: Vocal microphone cannot be a Shure–Beta; acceptable microphones are Shure SM58-Regular, Neumann, Sennheiser and others.

 



Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston

* minimum 6-channel mixer, with phantom power * 1 monitor

* 2 vocal microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 2 direct input OR 2 instrument microphones, cords, BOOM stands
* 2 armless chairs
* 1 XLR input and cord available for mounted microphone on violin (microphone is provided by artist)
Note: Vocal microphone cannot be Shure–Beta; acceptable microphones are Shure SM58-Regular, Neumann, Sennheiser and others.