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Meet Kate Cameron from Duxbury and Nashville 

There’s a whole lot of soul in this South Shore girl. Kate Cameron describes her distinct delivery as something between Boston and Nashville. But, the silky tones and bluesy vibes are undeniable, and certainly appreciated. Think a female Sam Hunt.

Kate’s new single showcases her smooth, soulful sound. Her vocal timing and runs are a thing of beauty. Clearly, Cameron’s years of instruction, and a Berklee education have served her well. She continues to grow, and impress. I first came to know Kate on Twitter over 10 years ago, where she had posted a video singing a cover song. Her journey eventually took her to Music City, where she continues to work on her craft.  Watching her soar as an artist, and person, is incredibly inspirational.

  • A Cameron Composition

    “Turn On Your Light”

    Kate’s latest release was a couple of years, and a few hands in the making. “Turn On Your Light,” took a few turns before completion. Cameron relayed the story; “In August of 2020 I received a track from a musician in town. He asked if I wanted to write to it as he had a female artist friend in mind for it. He actually told me the girl he wanted to create it for was going through a really tough year. At that time we had all been through a tough year so I took that concept and flipped it into a comforting song of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Long story short, I then brought the song to Peter Shurkin who I have worked with for several years who produced the song with Goffrey Moore. We ended up cutting the song with more live band production which ended up being the best fit for the lyrics and melody.”

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  • Kate Cameron Local Catch

  • According to Kate

    • From: South Shore MA
    • Grew up in: Duxbury MA
    • Now lives in: Nashville TN
    • Current single: Turn On Your Light
    • What lead you to music: I really can’t say for sure, I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and never stopped!
    • How old when you started: I started voice lessons at 7 then playing guitar and writing songs at 11! I started playing gigs professionally right when I turned 18.
    • First country song you learned: Probably “Wasted” by Carrie Underwood in voice lessons!
    • Instruments played:  Guitar, Piano
    • How would you describe your sound: My distinct vocal sound lands somewhere between my Boston roots and Nashville idols. At times I’m mirroring soul and rock vocalists such as Susan Tedeschi or Aerosmith yet I have the singer-songwriter sensibilities of those like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert.
    • Who inspires you: My family and my best friends!
    • Dream duet partner: John Mayer
    • All- time favorite country song: Need You Now – Lady A
    • First country concert: Lady A at Agganis Arena in 2010!
    • What songs do you like now on Country 1025: Chris Stapleton – You Should Probably Leave, Sam Hunt – 23
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Hosting a show on HGTV!
    • Day Job: Real Estate Agent
    • Most proud moment: Graduating from Berklee College of Music and performing a Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty song at the commencement concert at Agganis Arena in Boston!
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: In 2021 I got two song placements in major TV shows. One on a prime time ABC show “Rebel” and another on “Selling Sunset” on Netflix. (Which I thought was super ironic considering I had just gotten my real estate license!)
    • Fun facts: I teach spin classes! I have my real estate license and used to manage air bnbs. I met my 2 best friends on day one at Berklee College of Music and we are still all super close!
    • Mantra:  “show up for yourself because the show must go on”
  • CamerON-Line

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    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing Kruser at carolyn.kruse@bbgi.com