and some Kat Goldman songs when I want a good cry.
Either way her music is beautiful, melodic and heart-lifting.”
- Dar Williams
“(Kat Goldman’s Gypsy Girl) has some of the best songs she’s ever created.”
- No Depression
“Spellbinding” third CD from songmaker
Kat Goldman bridges two great North American cities
Gypsy Girl, Kat Goldman’s third CD is, according to the UK roots music magazine Maverick, “spellbinding.”
Kat has emerged triumphant with this, her third release, proving she has matured into her best songwriting yet.
Produced in both Boston and Toronto (cities she has been moving between for the last 15 years) Gypsy Girl is both tougher and gentler — and far more observant — than most “singer-songwriter” releases.
Her sense of wanderlust has always struggled with her need to establish roots. As Maverick pointed out: “Will she find what she seeks, or does she feel most secure by never ever forcing the decision to stay? This indecision proves the secret to her charm – and Gypsy Girl will find a home wherever Kat Goldman may go.”
Kat has returned to school to pursue a degree in English literature at Harvard and Boston University. As a result, she has emerged into her most literate songwriting yet on this third CD, Gypsy Girl, a collection of 11 songs which explore the call to run from one’s roots and the yearning to find what is “home.”
Kat’s songs have been covered by Grammy-nominated Canadian band “The Duhks” and have been sought after by Sophie Milman, Dar Willliams among others. Her song “Annabel” was the inspiration for Giller prize nominee Kathleen Winter’s novel. After hearing the title track, “Gypsy Girl,” Ron Sexsmith emailed her personally to congratulate her.
After Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega’s management discovered her in 2001, Goldman began preparations to move down to NYC. However, one week before she was to leave, she was struck down in a near fatal car accident in Toronto. Her recovery, which included learning how to walk again, propelled her to record her second cd, “Sing Your Song,” named one of the best albums of 2007 by CBC radio.
Gypsy Girl is released in Canada via MapleMusic and in the U.S. via Burnside Distribution and CD Baby. It is available on iTunes and at amazon.com