Featured Instructor - Katharine Cole
long career in music with her
first nationally published song at age thirteen.
became one of the pioneers of the San Francisco Americana rock scene in 1994, first as lead singer and writer for the band "Spanking Violets", then gaining national airplay for her
first solo CD "The Truth" released by Marquee/MCA Records in 1997.
In 1999, she
joined Dawn Richardson of 4 Non Blondes and Carrie Baum of Soul Divine, co-writing as vocalist and bassist, for the rocktronica trio "Kindness", releasing two original CDs under that moniker.
For the past seven years, she
has emersed herself in the burgeoning country western scene as "Kitty Rose", releasing two popular CDs, "Kitty Rose Greatest Hits!
(2005) and this year's "Kitty Rose Live at The Ryman" made up entirely of Katharine's original classic country tunes.
has returned to her
rockin' bass ways with "The Battlin' Bluebirds", and all women's rock blues trio in San Francisco.