Kate Meehan & Skip Landy
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Kate Meehan is "Tasmania's Legendary Blues Lady and
daughter of a well known Jazz Trumpeter in Hobart Tasmania. Kate was
brought up with the sounds of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald bouncing
around the lounge room.
Kate's career has spanned more than two decades and in
that time she has jammed, performed and recorded with some of the best
musicians in the country as well as having appeared at most major blues
festivals throughout Australia.
She was Australia's "Queen of the Blues" in 2002 and
2003 when she took out the Australian Blues Music 'Chain' Award for Female
Vocalist of the Year two consecutive years running along with Song of the
Year and Performer of the Year in 2003 for 'Call Me Mrs Blues'.
Kate also found her niche in songwriting when she was
runner up in the blues category two consecutive years running, and in the
3rd year the top final 5 of the Nationwide Songwriting competition The SONY
'MusicOz' Awards for 2001, 2002 & 2003.
After the release of the very successful 'As long as
I've sung the blues' in 2001, Kate' s career continued to move forward and
upward and the new CD 'Soulshaker' was further evidence that Kate is one of
the top echelon of blues performers in this country.
Kate' s new album 'Can I play too?' has been described
by Ken Williams at The Age as a striking shift from her band
albums and a brave one, when her interpretations of (mostly) Jazz standards
are given such fresh feeling on well travelled songs. Its a heartfelt
program this album and one her Dad Clem (whom it is dedicated to) should be
proud of.Canberran Skip Landy who teamed up with
Kate in 2003 accompanies Kate with hissympathetic
In 2005 Kate has been once again nominated for the award
of Female Vocalist of the Year at the Australian Blues Music (Chain)
Awards.The big gutsy voice of this Blues Lady has
truly earned her the title of "Queen of the Blues".
My Sister's Shoes (2008) - Kate Meehan,
Skip Landy & Peter Gelling
Pocketful of Blues (2006)
Can I Play Too? (2004)
As Long As I've Sung the Blues (2001)
Let the Good Times Roll
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DVDs currently available from the Australian Blues Music Festival
from this website or in-store at the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre.
More titles arriving all the time.
Kate Meehan & Skip Landy featured at the Australian Blues Music
Festival in 2006 & 2005. Kate also appeared in 2000 with her Band. Kate
will be returning with 'Her Accoutremen' to the
Festival in 2008. We welcome Kate
and Skip back for the
2010 Australian Blues
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