Kate has gained a reputation as a solo performer, playing stripped-down acoustic sets as the invited opener for established songwriting talents like Blue Rodeo, Wilco, Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Jonathan Wilson, Kathleen Edwards, Ana Egge, Jolie Holland (Be Good Tanyas), and Robyn Hitchcock, to name a few.
After taking 3 years to settle back into the Northumberland Hills from where she came, Kate emerges with rock and roll venture, I Am An Animal.
Recorded at Lost Cause Studios with Loel Campbell, Anna Ruddick, Maia Davies, Tim D’Eon, James McKenty, Greg Keelor, Aaron Goldstein, Champagne James Robertson, Julie Fader and Graham Walsh, I Am An Animal is a trip into rock and roll and psyche-folk, played by some truly inspired and talented musicians.
Live, the band consists of Ian Blurton, Anna Ruddick, Jay Anderson, Aaron Goldstein, and, well, Kate.
They are taking to the studio to start demo-ing new material in March, 2018. With Blurton at the helm.
“ Kate’s songs are wonderful. They seem to come from a very real place without any pretension and with melodies that are completely her own.” - Ron Sexsmith
“ Kate’s a force of nature- she deserves to be heard.” - Greg Keelor
“ Toronto has a new queen of Psych-rock, and her name is Kate Boothman ”- Derek Downham.
released September 27, 2017
Band: Anna Ruddick, Kate Boothman, Loel Campbell, Maia Davies, Tim D'Eon.
Extended band: Aaron Goldstein, Champagne James Robertson, Graham Walsh, Greg Keelor, James McKenty, Julie Fader, Kevin Fox.