Nate and Kate Marshall deliver a mix of heartfelt modern folk songs, humor and juggling that add up to a completely unique and dynamic show fit for old, young and in between.
Nate was born on the hottest day of the year in a burnt-out farmhouse with no hot water in Wingdale, Upstate-NY. He grew up chasing chickens, building tree forts, and playing shortstop. He made rollerblading videos and snowboarded in the winter. At 16 he learned to sing and play guitar with the local church choir. Nate played with friends in several high school folk and rock bands, and began writing songs and traveled the country by station wagon at 18. He released his first album of all-original material, GENERATION WHY early the following year. Nate has now written/co-written around 200 original songs, and has released 3 1/2 solo albums before and alongside “Nate & Kate.”
Kate was raised in central NY, singing and playing cello from the age of four. She has performed in numerous orchestras, string ensembles, and choirs. She has performed in some of Italy’s most magnificent cathedrals as well as New York’s Avery Fischer Hall with the Hamilton College Choir. Kate was lead singer for two rock bands before joining forces with Nate.
Nate & Kate met and began playing together in Binghamton, NY in 2005 and self-booked a 3-month tour of the Eastern-US that fall. They have continued touring, promoting, and writing, and released their debut album, FAME BY FRAME, late in 2007. In 2009 and ’10, the duo played over 300 shows, including organizing an “Eat Local Tour” of NY State Farmers Markets, performing live on “Expressions” (WSKG Central-NY TV), receiving airplay on NPR in Central-NY, and joining author/columnist Amy Dickinson (“Ask Amy,” “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me”) for a vaudeville-inspired evening at Syracuse’s Palace Theater. In 2011 the duo clocked in 160 shows, including co-headlining at legendary folk club Caffe Lena, opening for The Crash Test Dummies, many larger festival appearances, and recording/performing live at “Acoustic Long Island,” the most popular acoustic podcast on iTunes. Nate & Kate also signed to Central-NY roots music label, Old Boy Records, in early 2011 and released their first children’s album, THE NATE & KATE KIDS ALBUM later that year. In 2014, the duo released its second full-length album, HERE YOU ARE, and are performing regionally in support of it.
To learn more about Nate & Kate, visit their website: http://nateandkatemusic.com/
Enjoy their enchanting rendition of Freight Train: https://youtu.be/dyUJpT9Vp8U?t=17
Visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nate-Kate-258001862885/
You can enjoy the performance of Nate & Kate at the all-volunteer family friendly Oswego Music Hall. The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street, Oswego. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Desserts, snacks, popcorn and beverages are available for purchase.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://oswegomusichall.org/ or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Holders of tickets purchased before 1 pm on the day of the concert will have preferred seating. After 1 pm, seating will be general admission. Doors open at 6:45 pm and ticket prices for this event are $13 if purchased in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are half- price and those under 5 are free.
The next National Showcase will be on Nov 18, 2017 and will feature the Evie Ladin Band. To learn more about them, visit Evies’ website at: http://www.evieladin.com
The Open Mic season is again in full swing on Friday preceding the Saturday shows. Performers get a chance to showcase their talents on the National Stage with a world class sound system and the new, professional stage lighting. The 16 and under Open Mic runs from 6:30 to 7:30pm- (on line signup required - http://www.oswegomusichall.org/) Signups start at 7:00 for other performers. Entry fee is $2.00 to cover BMI and ASCAP fees
The Music Hall has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through different tasks. Music Hall concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information e mail us at: [email protected] or access the Music Hall website: http://oswegomusichall.org/