Kat Eggleston is a compelling songwriter, musician and traditional singer. She sports an intricate, percussive guitar style and a striking alto voice. Her passionate, sometimes humorous lyrics create images of great conflict with arresting realism. Kat Eggleston touches her listeners with honesty, imagination and top-notch musicianship.
Eggleston was raised on Vashon Island, in Washington State. She learned to sing harmony from her mother, and studied classical piano for eleven years. After earning an BFA in acting from the Interplayers Ensemble in Spokane, she spent 1983 travelling in the South Pacific. From 1984 to 1990 she performed solo and with the Ferryboat Musicians, Four Women at Play, Fool Moon and David Bromberg, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Victory Music.
The release of First Warm Wind in 1989 brought her exceptional songwriting skills into the spotlight, leading to mainstage features at the Columbia River and Kerrville Festivals. Since moving to the Chicago area in 1990, Eggleston has worked with The Otters and Trio Basho, apperaaed in Woody Guthrie's American Song, and toured nationally with partner Andrew Calhoun. Her first national CD release, Second Nature, includes "Fury," an unforgettable portrait of domestic violence.