Arts & Entertainment

Kat Eggleston returns Sept. 20 for concert

The Chicago Tribune writes that Kat Eggleston has "the soul of a poet ... the voice of an angel ... not to mention the lady can play a mean guitar."

Tri-City audiences already know that because Eggleston has performed here several times over the years and has become a favorite among folk music fans.

Eggleston returns for another concert full of soul Sept. 20 at the Highlands Grange Hall, 1500 Union St., Kennewick.

Tickets cost $11 for adults and $9 for students and seniors in advance. Cost is $1 more at the door. Tickets are available at Tri-City Bookworm stores or the Octopus' Garden in Richland.

But singing and playing guitar aren't all this talented songwriter makes music with. She plays a cadre of other instruments as well, including the hammer dulcimer.

Born and raised on Vashon Island, Eggleston learned how to sing from her mother and studied piano for 11 years. With that kind of introduction to music, it didn't take her long to move to Chicago after graduation to pursue a musical performance career.

Since 1993, Eggleston has released four albums, the first on the Redwing record label and the others on Waterbug label. Her music is a mix of folk classics and original tunes.

Though she mostly performs as a solo act these days, she has performed with Ferryboat Musicians, Four Women at Play, Fool Moon and David Bromberg.