Kate Magdalena is an independent singer-songwriter out of Nashville and the San Francisco Bay Area, whose songs have been aired on country radio nationally. Most at home in folk-pop and adult contemporary, she calls her genre ‘Timely Americana’, as she is inspired to write for the particular times in which we live. Kate was selected by BWH Music (Boston) in both 2020 and 2021 as a Women to Watch: Best Female Independent Artists, and her recent album The Water Is Wide was just awarded Best Album in the Adult Contemporary genre in the 2020 W.A.M. Awards. The album, released in August 2020, contains 9 songs of water and land, including the iconic covers “Downtown” and “I Know A Heartache When I See One,” as well as several original songs crafted from well-loved poems like “The Waking,” (nominated for Best Song, Social Justice 2020 W.A.M.) and “Maui” voted a best song of the summer 2021 by BWH Music. On this album is also Magdalena’s song “Backstory” about some of what we are now living through. Kate has a new album coming in 2021 called Canyonlands, and she has released several songs from that album, the single by that name, and a cover of Sinead O’Connor’s “Rebel Song.”In November of 2019, Magdalena released her second album of songs, with Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, WhiteHeart, Clay Aiken) titled A Larger Dance with singles – “Be the Lark“, “New Earth“, “Battle Hymn“, “Streets of Any Town“. The full album includes songs by Joan Armatrading, Leonard Cohen, Sinead O’Connor, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The title track A Larger Dance was chosen by BWH Music as one of the best songs of 2019.
Kate’s first album Acquainted With the Night was released in 2018 and contains the song “United (to Save the World)” (featured in the album Peace Street by BWH Music. Kate released an EP for Christmas 2020 called In the Bleak Midwinter; she is now at work on her next album, Canyonlands, expected later in 2021. She lives happily ever after with her husband Randall in Northern, CA and Franklin, TN.