Kate Linke grew up in the red dirt and dusty paddocks of the Mid West of Western Australia. Growing up in regional WA gives you a ‘boots ‘n’ all’ perspective on life and the land and it’s no surprise to find that Kate’s catchy and melodic songs and her storytelling captured the heart and imagination of her audience who, like her, have spent time, lived and worked in this unique part of Australia.
In 2009 Kate had enough original material for her debut album ‘Red Dirt’, a collection of original songs that explored her own stories and experiences. With co-writer and producer Roger Corbett at the helm, the album ‘Red Dirt’ materialised gaining Kate many fans and plenty of awards and accolades along the way.
With strong sales, many miles and many gigs under her belt Kate has created a new album in 2013, again with Roger Corbett as Producer and Co-writer. ‘Stay Where You Are’ is the new album featuring a more assured Kate with her distinctive voice and songs as diverse as the land she calls home.
‘Stay Where You Are’ features songs of lost and unfound love, about the land, her family and the characters all around her. Kate is unashamedly from the red dirt and her songs reflect her passion for all things Australian. The title track written by Brendon Walmsley and Graeme Connors ‘Stay Where You Are’ is an anthem for people who love where they live.
Kate’s third album, ‘The Girl I Am’ is her most authentic album to date. The songs graphically tell the stories of her colourful working life on her stud farm raising livestock and working with dogs. There are stories of the characters around the district, like her friend ‘the truck driving girl’ but mainly the songs are auto-biographical and deal with family ties and with animals (clearly a major passion).
Kate drives many miles in her ute and songs like ‘Point The Old Ute North’ tell of her commitment to being a performer and using her authentic voice to tell her audience about her unique life. The focus of ‘The Girl I Am’ is ‘Home’ with all that word entails, the love she feels there and the yearning when she’s away.
Kate Linke’s voice is as direct and honest as the landscape from which she draws her inspiration.
2013 Western Australian Country Female Vocalist of the Year
2011 Western Australian Independent Country Album of the Year
2010 Western Australian Senior Songwriter of the year with ‘Red Dirt’
2010 Top 6 finalist ABBA Bush balladeer Star Quest
2010 Top 3 finalist WA Country Music Best new Talent
2010 Winner WA Country Senior Songwriter
2011 Top 3 finalist WA Country music Best Female Artist
Latest CD The Girl I Am – Available HERE