Archived history from Over the Moon- some review excerpts, radio airplay & other news
"Cold Spring Tavern was awash in a warm glow and mellow vibes as Kate Bennett and Jeff Bisch entertained a full house in the last "Music on the Mountain" concert series for the year...the folk style of Bennett and Bisch worked magic on all who were brave enough to go out on such a cold and rainy night." Santa Ynez Valley News January 10, 2002
&…the album grows more intriguing with repeated listening, when it begins to reveal its subtle charms and influences…country-inflected soft rock, bluesy rock, and adult alternative pop…"
“Her vocals are beautiful, clear and strong…lyrically, it's a work of art overall…. brilliant writing…from haunting and sad to up-beat…”
“45 minutes after Kate’s CD finally spun itself to a stop, I was a fan. Her voice shines like sun on honey sometimes. I thoroughly enjoyed this one because it’s more than folk…the music has a richer texture…”
“And when the warm and flowing layers of ethereal vocal harmonies are drifting through your mind after listening to her CD, Over the Moon, you'll get the idea, and more importantly, you'll experience the feeling, of finding your way through some enchanted place.”
"...Over the Moon has the unity one expects of any well-crafted work of art, it is also a broadly eclectic collection of songs... a strange, delightful stew that's sure to enchant the listener."
http://www.communication.ca/soundbytes/ go to new reviews & then click Over the Moon
“the vocals show a great combination of clarity and vulnerability…an album which shows excellent songwriting craft and production values. I was reminded of touches of many artists whilst listening to this album…Fleetwood Mac, All About Eve, Shawn Colvin, Joni Mitchell and Enya…if you like ethereal folk-pop then Kate Bennett is an artist worth checking out, and Over the Moon is a fine showcase for her talents. “
“reminiscent of Joni and Shawn …Kate's voice (not to mention songwriting talents) lift the album into "must" territory”
“Sweet ballad orientated contemporary folk. Like a faint floral fragrance, Kate’s music drifts in and offers a treat to your senses. Tender, warming songs that have a natural flow. Special guest appearance by Kenny Loggins and Jeff Pevar.”
Songwriter’s Monthly, August 2000
“ There are also a number of good discs in the singer/songwriter category. Kate Bennett is a Santa Barbara-based artist whose album, Over the Moon, reveals her ability as a good writer and a powerful vocalist. The baker’s dozen cuts here have a country folk-rock base, but are enlivened by some sophisticated and contemporary arrangements. Heavy-hitting friends Jim Messina, Jeff Pevar and Kenny Loggins make cameo appearances. Of Bennett’s quality songs, the most impressive are the rhythmic title cut, the superb ballad “Promise Me” and the endearingly melodic “Buddha”
Relix Magazine, December 2000
“…radiant…and the themes surround incidents, memories and moments plucked from a lifetime of living from her heart and close to the land."
Montecito Journal, 1-15 September 1999
Radio Neckarburg Southern Germany
Radio ISW-FM Germany
Fenland Radio England
Spain Cadiz FM
Canadian Public Radio Saskatchewan
CFMU Ontario, Canada
KCSB Santa Barbara, California
KFAI Minneapolis, Minnesota & St Paul, Minnesota
KGPR Great Falls, Montanta
KLCC Eugene Oregon
KOTR San Luis Obispo, California
KRCL Salt Lake City, Utah & Park City, Utah
KVMR Nevada City, California
KZMU Moab, Utah
KZSC Santa Cruz, California
WDIY Allentown, Pennsylvania
WFHB Bloomington, Indiana
WGCS South Bend, Indiana
WICB Ithaca New, York
WJFF Jeffersonville, New York
WMHW Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
WMPG Portland, Maine
WMUA Amherst, Massachusetts
WMUH Allentown, Pennsylvania
WNHU New Haven, Connecticut
WPKN New Haven, Connecticut
WSHU Fairfield, Connecticut
WSLU Canton, New York
WSUF Noyac, Long Island
WUIS Springfield, Illinois
WXJM Harrisonburg, Virginia
WXOU Auburn Hills, Michigan
WYRS Manahawkin New Jersey
Folk Image: The Internet's D.J.'s Folk Music Audio Website
(Over the Moon was among the top 20 titles are being reported to the trades for top airplay in August 2000 on Folk Image.)
“Your voice has an amazing appeal to it” Steve Winters WSHU/WSUF Connecticut
“Thanks for the great music!!” Susanne Millsaps KRCL Utah
“I liked many of your songs...picking one wasn't easy…the CD will get considerable airplay at WGCS. ” Geoffrey Huys WGCS Indiana
“We have played a few cuts from your CD and will again… Good stuff, keep it up!!!” Brent Nielsen CBC Canada
“Kate - I especially enjoy the WolfSong. It will be hard for me to not play that one every chance I get.” Catherine Azora-Minda KFAI Minneapolis & St. Paul
Kate's song 'Home' is on a new new compilation of Women Singer-Songwriters called HOME which benefits Children International, a nonprofit organization. These songs of home give rise to that place of security and safety, warmth and love, and hope and growth. Proceeds from the sale of this CD will help build houses and make home improvements for poor children around the world.http://www.homecd.net/
Kate & Jeff on NPR RADIO!!!
We were part of a story on HOUSE CONCERTS done by National Public Radio that was broadcast Friday evening April 12. The segment is about 5 minutes long & includes interviews with Russ Paris, Darryl Purpose and Dar Williams. They opened with our live performance of Here & Gone at Russ & Julie's House Concert in February. Even though they forgot to mention our names, we were very honored to be included in the program.
You can hear it athttp://www.marketplace.org/shows/2002/04/12_mpp.html
Just click on the link in the 3rd line down which says "Listen" which will key up a RealAudio file in ".ram" format. Then move the counter to the 20:15 mark... about 3/4 of the way through the half hour program.
Eye of the Hunter is a compilation CD celebrating America's predators. Songs by Paul Winter, Kate Bennett, Susan Grace, Casey Neill, Jez Lowe, Magpie, Country Joe McDonald, Leah Wolfsong, Larry Long, Dakota Sid, Katherine Archer, Paul Todd, Keith Hammer, and Walkin' Jim Stoltz.
The CD is produced by Musicians United to Sustain the Environment (M.U.S.E.), a tax-exempt nonprofit organization utilizing music to promote environmental awareness and protection of our wilderness heritage.
Kate has recently been added to the Lady Six String website, an online guide to female guitarists... yesterday's... today's... tomorrow's.
Kate showcases for Taylor at The International Folk Allinace 2001 in Vancouver, BC
Kate has appeared twice as a musical guest on Bridging Heaven and Earth, an international spiritual talk show.
Check their webssite for cities, channels & dates
In honor of Mothers' Day, the May/June issue ofROCKRGRL will be a tribute to rock moms!