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Kat Danser
Kat DanserEdmonton-based guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Kat Danser throws down funky, laidback rhythms and thought-provoking lyrics. Her Swamp Blues style, steeped in early roots and blues traditions, distills a refreshing approach to roots, blues, and gospel music for the 21st Century. She reveals a new take on centuries-old premises, and is adept at taking jabs at modern-day cultural phenomena. As well as an excellent tunesmith, Danser is a multi-instrumentalist, playing the Weissenborn Hawaiian lap slide guitar, a vintage acoustic Gibson, National steel resophonic slide guitar, a tack head banjo and the Zydeco scrubboard.

Passin'-A-Time (released late 2010) is Danser's third album. She draws a direct line from the Canadian Prairies to the Mississippi Delta through evocative songwriting that takes us with her from the wheat fields of Saskatchewan to the cotton fields of Mississippi.

Danser has a deep passion, understanding and respect for Delta blues, one of the earliest forms of North American popular music, and has made several study trips to the Mississippi Delta, drawing heavily on the rich and fertile musical climate there. This new album is a testament to those cultural encounters. Rich in tradition yet modernistic in tone, Passin'-A-Time chronicles her unique musical journey along the rivers and rails of this continent.

This latest CD, distributed by Outside Music, charted at number 1 on CKUA, number 5 on CJSR and number 6 on CJSW. A national touring and award-winning artist, Danser has performed at the Calgary International Blues Festival, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Saskatoon Blues Festival, Lethbridge Roots & Blues Festival, Stir Crazy Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, Saltspring Island Jazz & Blues Festival, Island MusicFest, Juke Joint Festival and CBC Festival of Lights. She played two festivals new to her this summer- Winnipeg Folk Festival and Folk on The Rocks in Yellowknife.

Kathy Kirby
Ramparts Entertainment
9412-67 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6E 0N7 Canada

PHONE: 780.426.5961