includes contributions from several esteemed musicians, including Steve Kimock,
Greg Leisz, Jackie Greene, Andrew Lipke and The Innocent Criminals.
Leaving her career as a social worker in 2002, Gaffney began to perform and
write alongside local artists, while soaking in the Americana music scene that was
flourishing in Sacramento at the time. She hit the road and returned to her native
East Coast, where she independently released two albums, Highways and The New
Then. Her regular touring led Kate to Austin, TX where she met even more of “the
good people” in music. Most notably, Gaffney was befriended by the late Clifford
Antone, Austin’s music mogul, who gave her the validation to keep on with her
musical calling. Gaffney spent recent years immersed in the Philadelphia music
scene, quickly becoming a standout favorite in the city’s top venues.
A permanent return to the west coast was only a matter of time for Gaffney. Kate
forever calls both coasts home, but it is in the West that she regained her musical
roots and brought her throwback but contemporary sound to the forefront. Music
lovers that span many genres have been reaping the rewards ever since!