Kate Meehan & Skip Landy
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 piano.
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
Click Here to view blues CDs & 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 Music Festival.