Kate Reid


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present lesbian singer-songwriter and musical comedian Kate Reid in concert.

Kate passionately delivers alt-culture songs that move audiences to laugh, think and cry but not before winning them over with her outrageous sense of humour.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Regina's Snake River
(Chris Sleightholm)

Book Launch:
Undisclosed: Secrets of the AIDS Epidemic from Some Unlikely Survivors
by Michal Milstein and Marlin Marynick

Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $12 at the door

Click here to see poster.

"Kate Reid is, quite simply, one of the best songwriters to emerge from the Canadian folk roots scene since David Francey."
- Tim Readman - Penguin Eggs

Kate Reid was raised on a farm in south central Ontario where she taught herself to play guitar and harmonica. She is a whip-smart wordsmith with a knack for candid storytelling and songwriting that is charged with humour and sociol-political commentary. Kate sings sometimes almost in spoken-word style; musings about identity, love and queer life with an irreverent, often self-deprecating sense of humour. But best of all, you don't have to be queer to get it. What makes her stand out from other confessional writers is that Kate turns personal experience and insight into songs that strike a universal chord in her listeners.

Since Kate began playing for live audiences eight years ago, she has gained a loyal fan base and has released three albums. Her debut album, Comin' Alive, was released in 2006 and was followed by I'm Just Warming Up (2009) which was voted Favourite New Discovery of the Year in the 2009 Critics' Poll in Penguin Eggs. She released her latest album Doing It For The Chicks in September of 2011. Kate now lives on idyllic Bowen Island just north of Vancouver following years of residing in the heart of Vancouver's culturally diverse east side.

" ... gut-splittingly funny ... her musical edge is as sharp as a samurai ..." - Stuart Derdeyn - The Vancouver Province

"... she should be eligible for the Order of Canada. A woman who breaks the stereotypes and makes us all think as well as laugh. - Richard Flohil (music promoter and publicist)

Check out Kate's videos here.

Doing It For The Chicks audio clip:

Ain't No Drama Queen audio clip:

The Only Dyke at the Open Mike audio clip:

Captain Cupcake and the Cambie Hotel audio clip:

Web site: www.katereid.net


Chris Sleightholm - Snake River (Mountain Gospel Youth Band) is the solo project of Chris Sleightholm, guitarist and vocalist of The Lonesome Weekends. Competent guitar playing and skillful lyrical and vocal content make Snake River something you will want to hear. One part folky, one part rocky, with a tiny wedge of county - "admittedly, it's an odd drink ... but certainly deserves a taste." Snake River's debut album, Songs No-one'll Hear, will be released in July 2012 on 13th Ave Records.



Undisclosed is a groundbreaking collection of survival memoirs from the early AIDS epidemic, compiled in observance of the 30th anniversary of the first American diagnosis. Some notable contributors include Gene Matarese and Michael Smithwick, America's longest-surviving AIDS patients, as well as Dr. Mark Katz, one of the country's preeminent HIV/AIDS physicians. The authors explore the rise of the disease in America's gay community and leave no stone unturned, weighing statistics against experience. Dr. Alan Cantwell, an AIDS physician and skeptic, challenges the traditional "creation myth" of the American HIV/AIDS epidemic. Although the mystery may never be completely solved, Undisclosed sheds light on the misunderstandings of the dawn of the American epidemic.