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Kate Earl

Songwriter Kate Earl grew up in Chugiak, Alaska, where she began her career by blending the phrasing of Cat Power and Björk with the folk-chanteuse influence of Joni Mitchell. Although heavily involved with her local church, Earl moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and quickly made an impression on the town, scoring airplay on KCRW and Indie 103.1 while catching the ear of Record Collection, a Venice-based label that eventually signed her. She continued to log West Coast performances as she recorded her first album with producer Tony Berg, eventually making her official debut with 2005's Fate Is the Hunter. Although Fate Is the Hunter showed traces of Earl's soulful influences, her follow-up effort -- a self-titled album released in 2009 -- found the songwriter drawing heavily from her background in gospel music. Kate Earl drew comparisons to the work of Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse, while its blend of soul, pop, and gospel helped secure the album a high position on digital sales charts. In 2012, Earl delivered her third studio album, Stronger, which found her returning to a more rootsy, folk-rock sound and featured collaborations with Blake Mills and Brett Dennen. Due to a disagreement with her record label, Earl decided to strike out alone. She shortened her stage name to just Earl and crowd-funded a few short tours. She reached out to engineer Gary Noble (Amy Winehouse) and together they worked on her first EP post-reinvention, Ransom. In 2015, Earl relocated to North London, where she submitted two tracks, "Good Witch" and "We Promised," to the BBC Introducing online portal; as a result she was chosen to appear at Hyde Park Festival. After her performance she was approached by a BMG rep, who encouraged her to explore her passion for jazz; this led to an Ella Fitzgerald-inspired album, Tongue Tied, in 2017. Before the album was released, Earl was invited to join Rick Astley on his U.K. tour, performing music from Tongue Tied for the first time. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Stations Featuring
Kate Earl

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
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    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    1 song

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    1 song

Albums by
Kate Earl

Top Songs by
Kate Earl

  1.   Song
  2.   One Woman Army
  3.   All I Want
  4.   Loyalty
  5.   Nobody
  6.   Come This Far
  7.   Shadows and Light
  8.   Everlasting
  9.   Someone to Love
  10.   Jump
  11.   When You're Older
  12.   I Don't Want to Be Alone
  13.   Officer
  14.   Can't Treat Me That Way
  15.   Golden Street
  16.   Hero
  17.   When You're Ready
  18.   Raven
  19.   Free
  20.   I Get Around
  21.   Melody
  22.   Is There Anyone Out There
  23.   Only in Dreams
  24.   Impossible
  25.   Stronger
  26.   Silence
  27.   Not the End of the World
  28.   California
  29.   Wicked Love
  30.   Learning to Fly
  31.   Native Son
  32.   Sweet Sixteen
  33.   Cry Sometimes
  34.   Tongue Tied
  35.   Anything

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