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Kate Taylor w/s/g The Nields

Infinity Norfolk


Thu, November 09, 2017
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Americana / Singer-Songwriter
Kate Taylor w/s/g The Nields

From "Sister Kate" released in 1971 to her most recent CD "Fair Time!" Kate has been bringing poignant and rocking tunes your way. She is joining us in Norfolk and currently touring with her “Sister Kate Revisited” tour in which she is performing her album in its entirety with some new twists. Joining them is folk duo powerhouse The Nields who have been touring together for nearly 30 years. This will be an amazing intimate evening of beautiful harmonies and enchanting lyrics. Come join us and grab your pair of tickets now.

Kate Taylor

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Artist Bio

Kate was born in Boston and grew up with her four brothers in Chapel HillNorth Carolina, where her father Isaac Taylor was Dean of the medical school at the University of North Carolina. Her mother, Trudy, grew up in Newburyport, MA. and received training as a lyric soprano in Boston.

As a member of one of the most famous musical families in America, Taylor and her four brothers, AlexLivingstonHugh and James, have all enjoyed success as performing and recording artists, starting in the late 1960s. Kate, Livingston and James are still recording and have active touring careers; Hugh owns the Outermost Inn on Martha's Vineyard; Alex is deceased. James Taylor's career has been particularly successful.

Taylor formed her first band at age 15 and had her first record deal with Atlantic Records four years later. Produced by her manager at the time, Peter Asher, she released her debut album Sister Kate in 1971. Her second album, the 1978 self-titled Kate Taylor,[1] was produced by her brother James and Lew Hahn on Columbia Records. It was well received, and produced another charting hit, "It's in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)", done as a duet with James. It peaked at 49 on the Billboard charts.

The following year Taylor released It's in There, produced by Barry Beckett at the famed Muscle Shoals studios. The label did not promote the album well and it did not achieve its expected success. After this release Taylor took a break from the music industry to raise her two young daughters, Elizabeth Witham and Aretha Witham.

The Nields

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The first incarnation of what would later become the Nields came together in 1987 in McLean, Virginia, when Nerissa Nields met David Jones, and started a band with Nerissa's sister Katryna.[1]

In 1991, Katryna had graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut, and Nerissa had graduated from Yale University.[1] Nerissa married David, who was now known as David Nields, having taken her surname.[1] By now, the threesome was performing together as the Nields, with Katryna as the lead singer, Nerissa playing rhythm guitar and singing harmony, and David Nields on lead guitar. In 1992, the three of them moved to Connecticut, where David had accepted a job at the Loomis Chaffee School, and the band recorded its first album, the self-released 66 Hoxsey Street, named for a house in Williamstown where they had lived.[1] The band began to tour New England in earnest, earning a reputation in the regional folk music scene.[1] In 1993, they released a live album titled Live at the Iron Horse Music Hall, recorded at the popular folk club in Northampton, Massachusetts.[2]

In 1994 the band grew from a three-piece folk group to a five-piece rock band. The new members were Dave Chalfant (bass), whom Katryna had met in college, and Dave Hower (drums), a friend of Chalfant's.[3] Chalfant also produced the band's album released that year, Bob on the Ceiling.[4] This album featured a mix of the acoustic material that the Nields had previously specialized in and a more rock-oriented sound that would become their trademark. With their new sound, the Nields received critical acclaim, and quit their day jobs to become full-time musicians.

Their 1995 EP Abigail, named for Katryna and Nerissa's sister, was self-released, followed by Gotta Get Over Greta in 1996 on the independent Razor & Tie record label.[5][6][7] The album was re-released in 1997 with three bonus tracks on Guardian, a division of Elektra Records.

Unfortunately, the group suffered a number of setbacks the next year. Guardian folded, leaving them without a record label, and their tour van was growing increasingly unreliable. The band self-released an album called Mousse (the nickname for Dave Chalfant's sister Andromache)[8] and held a special Jam for the Van concert. As a result, the Nields were able to purchase a new van, and were also able to secure a new label, Zoë, a division of Rounder Records. Over the next three years, the Nields released two more records (Play[9][10] and If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now[11]), and in 1999 Katryna Nields and Dave Chalfant got married.

Although the band enjoyed a moderate degree of success, they ceased touring as a five-piece in 2001. Their final recording with David Nields was a two-disc album titled Live From Northampton. Like their 1993 album, it was recorded at the Iron Horse Music Hall, and was self-released by the band.


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