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Since releasing her debut album, The Great Disappearing Act (produced by JUNO winner Gavin Brown) in 2002, Kat Goldman has been regarded as one of Canada’s best singer/songwriters. Her work has been covered by an array of international artists, including Grammy nominees The Duhks, and prolific American singer-songwriter Dar Williams who has long been one of Kat’s great supporters. One of the album’s standout tracks, “Annabel,” has been featured in a number of television series and documentaries, along with being quoted in author Kathleen Winter’s Giller Prize-nominated novel of the same name.
Her 2007 sophomore album Sing Your Song came after she survived nearly being killed by a car crashing through a store window, and the record’s inspirational tone earned widespread acclaim, including being named one of CBC Radio’s Top 10 albums of that year.
In 2009, she began studying English Literature at Boston University, which had a strong influence on her next album, 2013’s Gypsy Girl, which explored her wanderlust and yearning for home.
Now with her latest release The Workingman’s Blues, Kat Goldman fully evokes her time in Boston when violence and racial tension were on the rise, due largely to a decline in sustainable employment.