Artist Highlight: Kate Lamont

Born in the UK, singer Kate Lamont had trouble embracing her Indiana roots until later in her career. But the heartland inevitably laid the groundwork for her songwriting and love of collaboration. She recorded 7 collaborative works as well as 2 solo albums during her tenure in the midwest, and spent a decade working in and building the Indianapolis arts and music community. Arriving in the Bay Area in 2012 with a folk foundation and a larger than life spirit of soul, Lamont’s sound was pushed even further. Kate released a self-titled contemporary r&b record in 2013, and completed an unreleased collection of work in 2017, What happens next is everything, including the single On Again. Collaboration remains a key focus in 2018 as Lamont joins forces with world renowned artists Michael Henderson, Kahil El Zabar, Corey Wilkes, and Shafqat Ali Khan, as well as up and coming Bay Area producers Kev Choice, NOBL, DJ Flow, and Mani Draper.

Kate’s writing style and work ethic is influenced by mentors like Sade, Prince, and Lauryn Hill: artists whose ability to bleed pure emotion set them apart as much as their sky high technical skills. Lamont’s vision of music as a unifying force continues to fuel songs about truth, empowerment, and vulnerability, with lyrics connecting the dots from personal experiences to the great social issues of our time.

Kate will be performing alongside Paul Keim, Brother Theodore, and Safyiah Hernandez at our Songwriters Showcase on Friday night, September 28, 2018 from 7:30-10pm.