MP3 Kate Fenner - Horses and Burning Cars
"Kate Fenner''s full-bodied voice keeps the spotlight on her poetic lyrics..." Time Out NY
13 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, ROCK: Acoustic
Singing professionally since her teens, Kate Fenner came to New York from her native Canada 9 years ago. Working primarily with her long-time musical collaborator, Chris Brown, they have released four studio albums, "Other People''s Heavens", "Geronimo", "O Witness" and "Go On", have toured with BB King, the Barenaked Ladies, Ani DiFranco, the Tragically Hip and Sarah Harmer, often contributing to their recording projects and performances.
"Horses and Burning Cars" marks Kate''s solo debut. It was recorded with the help and guidance of Tony Scherr (of Sex Mob, Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos, Bill Frisell''s trio and his own eponymous band) at his studio in Brooklyn, New York. Other contributors include Chris Brown on Wurlitzer and organ, Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith) and Kenny Wolleson (Tom Waits, Jesse Harris) on drums.
Kate says: "The songs are a bit about broken hearts, a bit about loss, a bit about contrition, a bit about poets, a bit about fires. They hope to be love songs and songs of disguised hope."
Norah Jones had these kind words to say about Kate: "She rocks ... she''s one of my favourite singers to go hear in NYC."
Bill Stunt on CBC Radio One''s Bandwidth program says "Horses and Burning Cars" is an "amazingly artfully-crafted work." Kate was nominated ''Artist of the Week'' on the show, joining other talents, including Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith and Emm Gryner.