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Taken by Surprise

Kate Weekes

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With her third solo album, Kate Weekes maps the musical spot where landscapes and emotions converge via accessible jazzy folk/pop inspired by the planet’s northernmost locales.

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Frost On Black Fur

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Kate Weekes' 2nd solo album "Frost on Black Fur" speaks to the life of a dog musher in a little orange cabin in Canada's Yukon. This folk album is charged with energy as it weaves tails from the trails and songs from the heart.

Much of the inspiration for this album stems from my life in Canada's Yukon Territory. I spent 7 years working with a team of sled dogs, my winters on the trails and in the mountains. The dogs pop their heads up here and there throughout the songs on this album, sometimes as I describe our adventures together, and at other times to counter the drama of a love song. Water and rivers are also a big part of "Frost on Black Fur". Songs such as "White Water Dreams" and "Banks of the Snake" bring the listener to the Peel Watershed, in the northern Yukon. At the time of production, the Yukon Government was being taken to court by 2 Yukon conservation non-profits and 2 Yukon First Nations regarding land use issues in the Peel Watershed. The album travels to Ireland and China with songs about my travels and the people I have met along the way. The songs are folk-based and spruced up with some pop and rock flare.

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Kate Weekes

Kate Weekes

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This is Kate's first album. Self-titled, the album features original songs from Kate's cross-Canada adventures and initial foray into the heart of the northern wilderness.

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Better Days Ahead

Kate Weekes

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I’ve recorded and released a new song. ‘Better Days Ahead’ was co-written with Brenda Berezan. We were part of a Beowulf book club and concert with Keitha Clark. Brenda wrote the music and I wrote the words on a flight from Yellowknife to Whitehorse after spending a month guiding on the Keele River.

Lyrics: Kate Weekes Music: Brenda Berezan

Produced and Engineered by James Stephens (Chelsea, QC)

Guitar and Vocals: Kate Weekes Fiddle and Harmonium: James Stephens Sousaphone and Flugelhorn: Brian Sanderson

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Fire on the Ice

Home Sweet Home

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'Fire on the Ice' (2016) was sparked by fiddle tunes from North of 60, jazz harmonies, old country and new folk. Home Sweet Home (Keitha Clark, Boyd Benjamin, Kate Weekes) is passionate about documenting traditional music and celebrating our different musical influences. It was a blast working together on our fiddle version of contemporary Northern culture and we hope you enjoy it.

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Floating Face Down

Kate Weekes

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'Floating Face Down' was inspired by an afternoon CBC show about collecting suicide victims from the Thames river. Throw in some references to Shakespeare's 'MacBeth' and Row Row Row Your Boat and you have a song!

Lyrics and Music: Kate Weekes

Kate Weekes: vocals, banjo, guitar, hand claps James Stephens: vocals, fiddle, hand claps

Produced and Engineered at Stove Studios in Chelsea Quebec by James Stephens

Videography and Film Edit: Stephen Fuller

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Taken by Surprise CD
  • Taken by Surprise CD
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2019 Album (CD) With the release of her third solo album, Taken by Surprise (2019), singer/songwriter and guitarist Kate Weekes expertly maps the musical spot where landscapes and emotions converge via accessible, jazzy folk/pop inspired by the planet’s northernmost locales and the people in them.  

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