Album number two
Friday, 17th May, 2013
By Erica Visser
Country singer Kate Osman will launch her second album at the White Cliffs Music Festival this weekend.
The 25-year-old grew up in Broken Hill but now lives on a property in Queensland.
Kate, a former Willyama High School student, released her first album of original songs in 2008.
Her latest self-recorded album, “Reflections”, is a mixture of cover songs from popular performers such as Tracey Chapman, Miranda Lambert and Janis Joplin.
Kate described the genre as “country rock”, which she said a lot of listeners would be familiar with.
“There’s some country on there as well as some nineties music. You might call it easy listening,” she said.
“I’ve always wanted to do a cover CD of my favourite songs. Every song I do, I don’t just choose it because I like the song, I do it because I can relate to it in my own life.”
Kate regularly performs gigs at pubs and rodeos in Queensland, but she said that the realities of life stopped her from recording a second album sooner.
Kate is a busy single mother of two; nine-year-old daughter Tia and son Flynn (2).
She recorded Reflections in a week after the White Cliffs Music Festival asked her to perform.
“They called me last year and asked me to perform but I explained that I’d moved and was far away,” she said.
“When they called again this year they said they didn’t care, they wanted to get me to White Cliffs.
“I recorded the album in a week and I didn’t do it in a studio, it was just me and my guitar.”