Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band

 New York City, New York, USA
BandFolkPop

"We stumbled on this NYC folk duo Anna/Kate and we just couldn't help but stare and listen.... beautiful song... that celebrates love." (NYC DELI MAGAZINE)

A folk-pop band and female led theatre collective. Music, and immersive concerts you will never forget. Highlights include Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, PIANO's , Club Passim (Boston), MUSIKFEST '15/'16 and a 2016 European tour (Italy, Paris, Berlin).

Biography

ANNA/KATE BAND (www.annakateband.com) are a 6-piece queer folk pop band, based in New York. Initially established as a duo, "two queers and a ukulele," Anna/Kate Band has grown to encompass a driving folk rock sound. Cellist Temi Hason provides haunting new melodies, alongside the trifecta of guitar, bass, banjo and drums from cousins Mark Oaks, Kelly House, and "the only good thing to come from Reddit" Bryan Clark. Their songs explore the intersections between folk, jazz, and Americana, bolstered by Anna and Kate's signature intricate harmonies. 

In the two-year stint of creating musical immersion together, the band has gone from putting up folk-pop musicals at NYC theaters Dixon Place and Culture Project to ever larger acts of musical mischief. They've been responsible for Coney-Island love-fests featured on popular NYC websites and magazines. They've scored films and web-series. They've been interviewed by podcasts, played on the radio, crafted love-songs for weddings, played countless NYC music venues, and taken over sofa stores and abandoned warehouses after-hours for unforgettable sold-out concert events.

The band has had feature stories with DAPPERQ, Autostraddle, POSTURE Magazine and DELI Magazine. Their music videos and shows have been featured on NEXT Magazine, They Make Noise 'Zine, No Depression, and other music blogs. Their music has been featured on Robin Hood Radio (MA), This is Not the Radio podcast (NY), and Homoground Radio (NY).

Anna/Kate Band has toured throughout the Northeast (Pennsylvania's Musikfest 2015 & 2016, Club Passim's campfire.festival, Six Depot, Sub Rosa Series/Sub Cat Studios). They can be found regularly playing in New York City, from Pete's Candy Store to Rockwood Music Hall, PIANO's to the American Folk Art Museum, Pine Box Rock Shop to the Bitter End. The band recently came home from a European tour, featured as festival artists at CrisisArts Festival (Arezzo, Italy) and Christopher Street Day Parade (Berlin, Germany).

Lyrics

Slow Down With Me

Written By: Kate Foster and Anna Gothard

Always burned both ends of my candle/
Thought life should be a thing I couldn't handle/
You said, slow it down and take your time with me.
Never thought I'd be myself/
My story was a different book, different shelf/
You said, take your time. You can be yourself with me.
We know that running, running, running,
Broke beyond repair.
Fighting, fighting- show that we don't scare.

But could you slow down with me?
(Slow down with me)
Could you slow down with me?
(Slow Down with me)
See what we can see when we're not zipping by the road/
Sure looks different here than all that we've been told/
Holding on is learning how to hold/
So when it comes to me-
Don't you ever, ever, ever let me go
Unless you've made time, my time, our time, go so slow.
Here's to needing you- Oh.

Say hello to the quiet nights, say hello to the quiet nights, say hello to the quiet (quiet) nights.

But could you slow down with me?
(Slow down with me)
Could you slow down with me?
(Slow Down with me)
See what we can see when we're not zipping by the road/
Sure looks different here than all that we've been told/
Holding on is learning how to hold/
So when it comes to me-
Don't you ever, ever, ever let me go
Unless you've made time, my time, our time, go so slow.
Here's to needing you- Oh.

Set List

Anna/Kate adapt their sets to the need of the venue. An acoustic set for American Folk Art Museum will be exchanged for a louder set at The Bowery Electric!


Sets include.... Slow Down With Me, Place in the Pines, Let's Run Away, Head of Vacation, Even over Odd and more.