Photo by Jeff Dunnicliff
Kat Eggleston is an artist of great range who has elated and inspired audiences all over the world with her strong, clear voice, her masterful fingerstyle guitar technique, her research and interpretation of traditional music, and her powerful original songs. She has collaborated on stage and in recordings with a variety of musicians over the years, including David Bromberg, Tom Dundee, Irish music supergroups Bohola and the David Munnelly Band, and long-time music partner Kate MacLeod, to name a few. Also an actor, Kat has appeared on stage at Chicago’s Brian Street Theatre, the Steppenwolf Garage Space, Chicago Children’s Theatre and the historic Victory Gardens Theatre in the acclaimed “Snow Queen”, along with its composer Michael Smith. Kat has many recordings, solo and in collaboration, including her award-winning solo album, “Speak,” sparsely recorded with only guitar and voice.
Kat has created a two person performance piece starring Brian Gunter and Kat, based on the life of her father, Alphonso William Eggleston, who grew up in the Oklahoma panhandle during the Dustbowl, and later moved to California with his family and helped to create the famous Gumby series. For Kat, this is an opportunity to go in a completely different direction artistically, honor her father who recently passed away, and talk about a very difficult time in American history. One that, if we are not careful, could return.