[Kate's] energy and passion created quite a vibe among students and staff lucky enough to see her, and I know her messages will spread. The students and teachers appreciated her immense talents and found her "inspiring" and "motivating." She moved several students to tears with "Ain't No Drama Queen,"encouraged them with "Rise Up," and inspired them with songs about being yourself and loving that person. There were a lot of powerful messages, and one that stood out with many of the students was the reminder that people shouldn't be afraid to share their unique spark and be true to themselves. -Vice Principal, Trillium-Lakelands District School Board, Lindsay, ON
Kate Reid brought tremendous energy and positive presence to our classroom. She created a safe and open space to address issues of sexuality, homophobia, gender identity, and human rights. Her laughter is infectious and her ability to connect with all students, irrespective of sexual identity or gender, is rare. My students ranked Kate's presentation as the most informative, fun, and eye-opening event of the semester. - Dr. Corine Frankland, Department Chair, Liberal Arts - Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
Kate Reid was astounding and reached out to many of our students who don't have a voice for their many inner turmoils. She addressed issues of homophobia with such humour and sincere grace. Given that many of our students are bombarded with conflicting messages from home, Kate's straight up talk and gestures of hope will stay with me along with my vocal class for many years to come. -Vocal Class Instructor, Limestone School District, Kingston, ON
Praise for Queer Across Canada:
Much has been made of the charm which radiates throughout Kate's albums-and rightly so, because her refreshing sense of humor has always been the spoonful of sugar that makes the tolerance go up. - Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout Top Ten of 2013
My daughter and I just listened to Queer Across Canada while driving her to and from her baton practice. I can't express enough how much of an impact this album had on both of us, in only one listen. We laughed hysterically and both burst into tears a few times. The songs resonated with both of us on so many levels. My daughter is 17, in grade 11 and commented on how much an album like this would have really helped her get through those middle-school years. Please know that the work you do is outstanding. I guarantee you have no idea the impact it is having on youth across Canada. - Garrett Metcalfe, parent and teacher - Durham District School Board, ON
Check out the latest news on the documentary about Kate's life in music by Empty Cup Media (www.emptycupmedia.ca) that's just wrapped and is now film-festival-ready: www.healmyself.ca!
Doing it for the Chicks, I'm Just Warming Up and Coming Alive are also available here on our Shop page, CD Baby and iTunes.
One glance at the cover pic of Kate adopting the role of a rap artist adorned with suitable adoring 'chicks' suggested this was a performer who understood wit and irony. Listening to the album confirmed all the promise of the cover. Pride, poignancy, power abound amongst carefully crafted gem after gem that don't mince words but never preach. Kate Reid is uplifting, life-affirming and she's a magnificent singer and writer of beautiful songs. - Sean McGhee, Rock 'N' Reel, UK, Dec. 2011
(Kate Reid) is back to her winning ways right from the opening track of her latest release “Doing it for the Chicks”, telling the tale of a cross-dressing tugboat skipper chasing down love in one of Nanaimo’s rougher drinking holes in “Captain Cupcake and the Cambie Hotel"...nothing but the finest in contemporary Canadian folk music. - Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Province, Sept. 2011
Some of the best shit disturbers out there are the ones who know how to mix the right amount of honey in with their medicine and BC singer-songwriter Kate Reid has the intuitive ability to meld the sassy and sweet just perfectly. - Denise Sheppard, XtraWest, Sept. 2011
Kate Reid is, quite simply, one of the best songwriters to emerge from the Canadian folk roots scene since David Francey. - Tim Readman, Penguin Eggs Magazine, January 2010
2010 Toronto Independent Music Award nominee - Best Acoustic Album
2009 Voted Favourite New Discovery by Penguin Eggs Critics
2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee - New/Emerging Artist