CCT: CT State Troubadour - Kate Callahan

Connecticut State Troubadour


The honorary position of Connecticut State Troubadour was established in 1991 by the State of Connecticut.  The State Troubadour serves as an ambassador of music and song and promotes cultural literacy among Connecticut citizens.  The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) appoints an individual resident singer-songwriter as State Troubadour based on the recommendation of a review panel.



Connecticut State Troubadour for 2016 - 2018 is Kate Callahan




Kate Callahan, co-producer of five albums of original music is an accomplished, award-winning singer-songwriter, most notably a top 5 nominee for Best Songwriter in New England and winner of Best Songwriter in Connecticut.


Kate was selected as Connecticut’s 2016-2018 State Troubadour because of her captivating voice, strong musicianship, compelling personal story and love of and commitment to Connecticut.  The Boston Globe says, "Kate Callahan has garnered an appreciative audience with her easygoing vibe and inspirational, at times mystical lyrics." Kate tours, gives concerts and workshops throughout the United States, performs her original music and puts her personal spin on old time favorites at local and national venues including concerts and folks festivals. 


Kate Callahan, the recipient of CT Music Awards “Best Singer-Songwriter " in 2013 has appeared on WNPR shows such as “Colin McEnroe” & “Where We Live.”  Her list of accolades and accomplishments include front page features in the Hartford Courant’s Living, Towns, and Lifestyle sections since 2003.  She was named “Woman of Character” by Hartford Courant in 2005, and selected as Hartford Advocate’s “Best Solo Performer” 2002-04. Her national and regional tours include opening act performances with folk legends Judy Collins, Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary), and troubadours Aztec Two-Step, Mustard's Retreat, John Gorka and the late Bill Morrissey.


Kate lives in Connecticut where she also leads a vocal improvisation workshop she created, called the Miracle of Melody. Learn more about Kate Callahan by visiting her website.      


Past State Troubadour
2013-2015  
Kristen Graves
2011-2012  Chuck Costa
2009-2010  Lara Herscovitch
2007-2008  Pierce Campbell
2005-2006  Thomasina Levy 
2003-2004  Dennis Waring
2001-2002  Kevin Briody
1999-2000  Hugh Blumenfield
1998           Jeff and Synia McQuillan
1997           Sally Rogers
1996           Mike Kachuba
1995           Bill Pere
1994           Phil Rosenthal
1993           Sandy and Caroline Paton
1991-1992  Tom Callinan






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