Kathleen Pemble has worked as a performing songwriter full-time for the past 7 years; (see kudos below!) On December 24th 2007, she severed the all the tendons in her right index finger and 8 weeks later, fell and shattered her right elbow. These events provided an amazing opportunity to re-learn her guitar skills, (and a few other coping skills as well...) Back in the saddle and fully bionic, continues to write, play and perform with genre-bending skill and a keenly honed sense of humor.
Winner of The New York City Song Slam! She released [Learning to Listen Again] produced by Billy Masters, (of the Suzanne Vega band). She was featured in the New York Times then started getting airplay on 90.7 WFUV, New York’s premier AAA format FM station, including being the featured artist on ‘New Music Mondays’ and featured on John Platt’s Sunday Breakfast. Platt stated in WFUV’s Guide to Notable New Talent: “superbly crafted compositions”. Other airplay includes WFDU of Fairly Dickenson University, WVKR WMUD, and WHUD.
Kathleen’s most recent project is Cold Spring theBand, is inspired by life in Her home Cold Spring, NY where between shows she teaches guitar, songwriting, and runs an Open Mic all of which support burgeoning musicians in her community. Kathleen has played at venues in NYC including The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, and 'Live on Stage' at the World Trade Center concert series and has been a featured artist of the national music series Chick Singer Night. Regionally, in up state New York: The Town Crier, The Turning Point, the Westchester Arts Council, The Pleasantville Music Fesitval, Mamapalooza Festival, Tribes Hill Festival, The Peekskill Coffee House, the Philipstown Depot Theatre, as well as several venues in Vermont.
Pemble’s Alt-IndieAcousticTM brings extremely diverse musicality and relentlessly honest writing to every performance; the vocal arrangements weave and draw the listener close. The New York Times said, "...Ms. Pemble started singing, and the ambient noise in the cafe disappeared as if by magic", two years later, the New York Times article states, “Winning melodies in the folk-pop vein delivered with strong supple vocals made Ms. Pemble’s music compelling...”. A recent article in The Gazette declares: "Each of Pemble's songs has its own sparkle, whether from an arrangement that fits the lyrical content perfectly, or from a tricky tempo that keeps you leaning forward, and so her sets, full of variety and little surprises, always seem too short." More from The Gazette... “her art on the other hand, is born from a great deal of sophistication and style." ..."she crafts singular, gem-like songs”, “ The astute observations about life and love that fill her songs come from a world of experience and nascent artistry. ”Her music is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, just to name a few.
Kathleen Pemble: Bio