Kate McLennan is an artist/healer with rich and varied experience. She is a singer/songwriter, social worker/chaplain, and a Doctor of Ministry candidate at the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California. Kate holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master's in Social Work from UT Arlington. Her career includes work as a psychotherapist, massage therapist, and yoga teacher. In March of 2000, Kate was given dharma transmission and permission to teach from her Buddhist teacher, Robert Beatty, in Portland, Oregon. She is the founding teacher of the Heartsong Meditation Community in Wimberley, Texas. Kate's healing music work has taken her into hospitals, treatment centers, churches, dharma centers, conferences, workshops, coffeehouses, concert halls, and even a few smelly beer joints over the last 20 years. She was a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Experiencing Kate's music is not so much a listening event as an invitation to deepen into the journey. She runs the gamut from reverence and peacefulness, to irreverent wildness and fun in her original songs and original presentation. Kate is a radiant and energetic performer who shares her recovery from alcohol and drugs and her recent remission from leukemia with grace and wit and passion. From songs of the earth to songs of love, she offers positive and inspirational messages to soothe and heal. Kate performed with the phenomenally talented, Ruth Huber, for over ten years. Kate and Ruth's first album, Trailblazers, is listed as a resource in the revised editions of Courage to Heal, and Laura Davis' Allies in Healing. Kate accompanies her bright, soulful, clear alto voice with acoustic guitars. She uses modified capos and alternate tunings while fingerpicking and strumming. Experience her music as a heart and soul pilgrimage with delicate sensitivity and raucous fun.
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