Genre: Singer Songwriter
Kate Weekes stood on the Trans-Canada Highway eleven years ago; she stuck out her thumb and left Ontario for an adventure in the Yukon. Now, deeply embedded in the Yukon music community, Kate lives in a little orange cabin outside of Whitehorse and spends the Yukon winters working with 17 sled dogs. On her travels throughout Canada Kate has been moved to capture the stories of characters she meets along her way and ponder a sense of place within the varying lifestyles of our country. Her songs paint pictures of mushing through the mountains and paddling in the remote corners of the Yukon.
Kate released her debut self-titled album in 2007 and has since performed throughout Canada, Japan & China. Her eclectic interests in music have led to collaborative projects including an album of northern fiddle tunes with Home Sweet Home in 2011 and a folk/swing album “Beneath the Yukon Moon” with Grant Simpson the same year. The past year has seen Kate perform in places stretching from Nanjing China to McDonald’s Corners in Ontario to Haines Junction in the Yukon. “Frost on Black Fur” is Kate’s second solo album. Released in October 2014, the original songs weave tales of dog mushing in Yukon’s winter, paddling on remote rivers in the Peel Watershed and send the listeners as far away as Ireland and China. Kate toured the album in Ontario in the fall of 2014 and will be performing across Canada in the winter and spring of 2015.