"So earthy and fresh is your music. I love it." - Lloyd "Tommy" Doss, Sons of the Pioneers
"Your music is wonderful! I love your harmonies." - Pete Seeger
"Exquisite!" - Eric Andersen
Grand prize winners for "songs that make a difference" (Music2Life 2006), raconteurs, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn build community with harmony, guitars, banjo and two mighty little ukuleles.
Legendary in the Pacific northwest for community building and social action through music, Kate & Steve tour in concert full time with fine folk and original music described as "a rare elixir and good medicine, brightening even the darkest of hearts."
Special guests of Garrison Keillor on "A Prairie Home Companion" and lauded by Pete Seeger for their beautiful music, Kate and Steve are singing their way across America with a soul struck marriage of musicianship, humor and harmony.
By day, Kate & Steve teach their revolutionary "Ukalaliens Workshop" to the uninitiated, converting non-musicians to the joys of making music with ukes by the thousands across the country.
The "Ukalaliens Songbook & CD", released October 1, 2009, is garnering praise for its artistic, whimsical and inclusive approach as it brings new players into the fold.
Capturing winning endorsements from teachers, publishers and music communities nationwide, Kate & Steve are delivering workshops and converting Ukalaliens wherever their concert performances lead them.
"Kate Power & Steve Einhorn are entertainers of intelligence, compassion and wit... Their songs reside in many places across the Americana landscape - from barbershops to mountain glens, from city streets to the other side of never - each holding a treasure worth hearing and keeping close. Listen with someone you love, you will find yourself wanting to reach out and hold a hand. If love is a matter of finding the right person to harmonize with, then Kate Power and Steve Einhorn have shown us all the way." - Tara Wolfe, Cabin Fever
singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Music to Life winner of the Grand Prize at Kerrvillle 2006 for her song, "Travis John", Kate Power is considered "one of the great voices of our time." (Bill Margeson, WCDB).
Multi-instrumentalist, Kate is a DADGAD guitarist, open-back banjo, 6-string ukulele and high-strung Nashville guitar. Kate's first instrument is a voice that delivers songs from the broad brush of a warm heart. Poet, Kim Stafford, says Kate "writes from the beginning of time" rendering songs that feel familiar in new songs.
In play with Steve Einhorn, guitars, banjo and ukuleles lay the strings under harmony as it was intended to be; natural, beautiful, one.
Born in Boston to musical parents in a large Irish-American family, Kate came of age during the folk revival in New York City and "metropolitan New York" (New Jersey). At 15 years old, Kate began to play in coffeehouses & festivals and established her place in the New York folk scene as a singer-songwriter playing clubs and coffeehouses from Manhattan to Woodstock. Kate migrated to the Pacific Northwest in 1977 to explore the last of the American frontier and has called the Pacific Northwest home ever since.
In Portland, Oregon, Kate stepped on stage as the lead singer & multi-instrumentalist in the Portland Irish band, "Wildgeese" (1982, produced by Micheal O'Domhnaill). Kate joined the folk scene in the Great Northwest while growing her audience worldwide through independent releases with Steve Einhorn (Dancing in the Kitchen (produced with Scottish fiddler, Johnny Cunningham), Harbour, Now & Then, Tales from Puddletown, Pearls, Brick & Mortar, Bicycle Songs, Ukalaliens Songbook & CD). She has been a select artist for Celtic recordings with Hearts O'Space (Celtic Twilight 3, Lullabies, Celtic Twilight 4, Celtic Planet, and Celtic Woman 3: Ireland in 2008 among many others.
Kate joined forces with Steve Einhorn in 1994 and they have been harmonizing ever since.
singer, songwriter, guitar, trumpet lips, ukulele
Steve Einhorn is a lifetime musician with a deep understanding of the relationship of man and guitar. Hands-on, he has been making music from an early age in the 60's in New York City to Boston and then to Portland and the Great Northwest since 1978. Steve's music originated in jugband favorites inspired by Jim Kweskin, bluegrass in Boston band, Foxfire and moved into original new folk in the Great Northwest, bringing many of the finer flavors of Americana with him.
The classic sound of his guitar lends rich and elegant backgrounds to a voice that growls warm with a sweet molasses and a shade of grit. New folk or traditional; Steve Einhorn is the groundwire who holds the audience in his hand with a deft wit that matches the warmth of his music. He delivers his songs with a sure hand that lends itself to good stories and songs you can feel. Genuine, warm and funny, Steve Einhorn carries music to fresh heights by playing it straight with a boundless love for guitar and a voice that has been singing for a lifetime.
Founder of "The Appalachian Philharmonic Jugband", Steve debuted at an early age with gigs at the Bitter End in New York City and various clubs in the mid-60's. He toured the northeast with Boston-based bluegrass band "Foxfire" before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1978. His early solo Kicking Mule release, "Whole World Round" became a regional favorite as his music for peace, the environment and countless causes for a better world grew his reputation in music activism. His guitar and harmonies are sought after and found behind dozens of recordings for popular artists in the Pacific Northwest.
Steve Einhorn's name was synonymous with his extraordinary music shop, a legend in Portland since 1981, Artichoke Music. Owner of Artichoke Music from 1981 through 2006, Steve inspired and taught thousands of people about music, instruments and songs and grew a deep and rooted reputation for making a better world through music and helping people get their start while running the shop and performing in the region all along.
In 2007 he handed off the duties of the shop to pursue the call as performer, recording artist, producer, visual artist & teacher, both at home in the Great Northwest and on the road with Kate Power.