Kate Wolf Video
An Evening In Austin
Austin City Limits Concert Performance
The DVD Contains:
• An Evening In Austin
1985 Austin City Limits performance
• Here in California
1980 public cable performance
• Musical Interview
1975 interview and songs in Kate’s backyard
• Photo Gallery
50 photos from Kate’s musical and personal life
• Lyric Booklet
Printed lyrics for the 15 Austin City Limits songs
Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes.
All Regions: plays in all U.S./Canada DVD players and all other worldwide zone players that can play the NTSC format.
An Evening In Austin
Austin City Limits Concert Performance (75 Minutes • Color • Stereo)
Kate appeared on Austin City Limits in 1985 at the height of her career, just months before she was diagnosed with acute leukemia. It was her first major television exposure and a great success. Accompanied by long-time band members Nina Gerber and Ford James, and special guest Randy Sabien, Kate delivered a strong performance that remained faithful to her well-known California folk style.
Kate’s family and KLRU TV restored the show to its original 75 minutes, and Nina Gerber and Tom Diamant contributed their years of experience with Kate’s music in remixing the 16-track audio master for excellent balance and sound quality.
This concert video features Kate’s most popular songs, plus two songs previously unreleased. NAIRD awarded the soundtrack Best Folk Album of 1989.
Songs: Eyes of a Painter • Green Eyes • Picture Puzzle • Brother Warrior • Carolina Pines • Crying Shame • Love Still Remains • Like A River • Give Yourself To Love • Pacheco/The Redtail Hawk • These Times We’re Living In • Let’s Get Together • Friend of Mine • One More Song
Here In California
Studio Performance (29 Minutes • Color • Mono)
Coming in the middle of her career in 1980, this performance shows Kate firmly established as a popular singer/songwriter, but before her audience expanded from local to national. A constant presence on radio with her own folk shows, she also launched new folk festivals and other music events. With the advent of community access to cable broadcasting in the Eighties, Kate set her sights on video.
Here In California features seven songs from those initial three albums. All were written by Kate except The Redtail Hawk, with which she closed virtually all of her performances. Kate is accompanied by Nina Gerber on lead guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, as well as Rick Byars on bass and harmony vocals. This video is also a rare chance to see Kate playing piano (as well as guitar), often logistically difficult in concerts. While Here In California doesn’t have the glossy PBS production values of An Evening In Austin, we think you’ll enjoy watching Kate perform at an important crossroads in her career.
Songs: I Never Knew My Father • Sweet Love • Shining! • You’re Not Standing Like You Used To • Two-Way Waltz • Looking Back At You • The Redtail Hawk
Musical Interview Studio Performance
Backyard Interview with Songs and Radio Station Interview (56 Minutes • B&W • Mono)
In 1975, Kate Wolf was interviewed at her home and at radio station KVRE, both in Santa Rosa, California. Coming ten years before Austin City Limits and the year before her first album, we glimpse Kate as an established performer but just beginning to start the business and publishing facets of her career. This footage was part of Kate Wolf's personal video archive. Kate's family hopes that the historical insight makes up for the technical imperfections of this early video recording.
Songs: Swing and Turn, Jubilee • Emma Rose • Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia • Mama • Darcy Farrow • Rock Salt And Nails • You Can Close Your Eyes
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