Ken Waldman & Kate MacLeod - Salt Lake City

Ken Waldman & Kate MacLeod

Ken Waldman & Kate MacLeod

Sep 20, 2018, 7:00 pm


Ken Waldman & Kate MacLeod

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Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Ken Sanders Rare Books
268 S 200 E
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2412
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Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to present dual fiddling poets for one night only when Ken Waldman and Kate MacLeod visit the shop to share their musical and lyric talents for this special event.

Waldman's nine albums of old-time Appalachian-style string-band music include two for children. His ten books consist of eight full-length poetry collections, a memoir about his life as a touring artist, and a volume of acrostic poems for kids.

A former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing, he's been a visiting writer at nearly 100 colleges and universities, a visiting artist at over 230 schools in 33 states, and has led workshops from Alaska to Maine. As a performer, he's played from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to Berkeley's Freight and Salvage, occasionally as a soloist, more often as leader of one of his ever-changing troupes of nationally recognized musicians.

Utah-based musician Kate MacLeod is an award-winning songwriter and fiddler player inspired by a wide range of musical influences including Americana Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, and Classical music genres. Originally from the Washington DC area, she’s made her home in Utah for most of her life and tours internationally, taking her Utah-inspired music to audiences across the United States and into Europe. Her latest recording, Deep in the Sound of Terra, is a collection of fiddle-based instrumental pieces inspired by landscape and nature and is said to be “one of the most ambitious and unusual fiddle albums of the year,” ( Her songwriting is known for poetic expression in lyrics that stand as poems on their own, but few know that Kate also writes poetry, without music. At this event, in addition to her songs and fiddle playing, Kate will share some of her poetry with a Utah audience, for the first time. Artist website:

MacLeod's publications include a 50-song songbook of original songs, including music notation, chords, and lyrics, published by Dream Garden Press in 2016. This songbook is available through Ken Sanders Rare Books and Waterbug Records. Her previous recording project is a collection of songs inspired by books and covers a span of 30 years of songwriting. It was recorded in concert at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City, UT.

This event is made possible with support from Ken Sanders Rare Books and Utah Humanities.