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RONDALE 0VERSTREET / Press

“COASTAL SINGER GETS TUNE ON 'ALABAMA MOON' SOUNDTRACK If you go out this weekend to see "Alabama Moon", the subject of this issue's cover story, stick around after the lights come up. They might have filmed this Alabama story in Louisiana, but they definitely worked some Lower Alabama into the soundtrack. As the credits roll, you'll get a taste of someting different, the distinctively throaty voice of Bayou La Batre native Rondale Overstreet. The song is "Racing", written specifically for the film and produced by Jay Joyce of Nashville. The lyrics obviously were written with young Moon Blake's story in mind. It's a nice showcase for Overstreet,who performs regularly along the coast with Rondale and the Kit Katz. The band has a loyal following, and for a good reason: Their music is a fun,harmony-rich blend that combines 60's pop and folk with later R&B and soul influences. You might remember them opening for the B-52's at the Mobile Saenger Theatre last year.”

“It's not too often that an opening band upstages the headline, but Rondale and the Kit Katz did just that when they opened for the B-52's at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Alabama on September 19. With Dot Overstreet's precise percussion, Craig Riches' drums, Raul Sanchez's guitar and Bibi Hutchings' bass, Rondale and the Kit Katz communicated clearly discernible dynamics as opposed to just playing loudly. The Katz played it cool with diverse original material and strong vocals. With self assurance, solid sound and good chemistry these musicians had it all. Rondale brought technical dexterity and charisma to the mix. When she wasn't plucking her guitar strings like a violin or demonstrating nimble finger work, she flirted with the audience and the band. All said, the Katz showed themselves to be every bit the collective talent they are in their recordings by keeping their style laidback.”

“POLO AT THE POLO The 2010 Polo at the Point, a Point Clear Charities event, is set for October 17 at the Sonny Hill Polo Complex in Point Clear. This Gulf Coast charity-sporting event has designated for a second consecutive year, Mercy Medical's Guardian Angel as the main beneficiary. Festivities will begin with the Players' Party Concert on October 15 at the Blue Gill, featuring Rondale and the Kit Katz. Polo at the Point has been voted Mobile Bay Magazine's 2009 Best of the Bay fundraiser. For more information, visit www.poloatthepoint.com.”

Mobile Press Register

“This promises to be a good weekend for original music: Distinctive Gulf Coast group Rondale and the Kit Katz are releasing a new album with a Saturday show at Pirates Cove in Josephine. "Creepin' In" from Bayou La Batre native Rondale Overstreet and company, is something altogether different. The songs can be heard at www.rondaleandthekitkatz.com; to my ears, they suggest a love of harmony-rich '60s pop folk, mixed with later R&B and soul influences. Fun stuff? You bet - which is probably why the group will be opening for the B-52's next month at the Mobile Saenger Theatre. An appearance at Pirates Cove should be a fine tune-up for the occasion, both for the band and its fans. The music starts about 8 pm. For more on the venue, including directions for reaching Pirates Cove by land and and by water, visit www.piratescoveriffraff.com.”

Lawrence Specker - Mobile Bay Weekly

“B-52's rock the stage Sunday night at the Mobile Saenger Theatre. Sunday's show was opened by Rondale & the Kit Katz, a Gulf Coast Band that plays in Baldwin County and the Florida Panhandle.”

Mobile Press Register

“Rondale Overstreet and Raul Sanchez form the core of Rondale and the Kit Katz. Rondale was born in Bayou LaBatre. From her early singing in church, she later performed in Nashville's Bluebird Cafe. The band grew out of her long collaboration with her sister, Dorothy. Her recent accomplishments include "Racing", included on the soundtrack of the just-released movie, "Alabama Moon", and a new CD wth the Kit Katz, "Creepin'In".”

LA Songwriters Festival Bios

“AREA ACT EXCITED ABOUT OPENING SPOT Sunay evening, Rondale and the Kit Katz becomes the latest area act to get the chance to open a show on the stage of the Mobile Saenger Theatre. It could harldy come at a better time: the band only recently released "Creepin' In" its debut album. It's full of fun music, marked by a love of harmony-rich '60s pop folk, mixed with later R&B and soul influences. "The biggest pitch I have is that it's home-grown fun," Overstreet said. "The thing I like about our music is that you can understand the words, and it's danceable." "The nice thing for us is the Patty Thompson at the Saenger really opened the door to us," she said. Overstreet said she hopes to give the crowd some music that feels familiar, without quite sounding like anything they've heard before. "I'm hoping that they take back good memories," she said. ”

“Rondale and the Kit Katz.....The Raconteur Genius does, indeed, love company, and Rondale Overstreet has plenty of it with her brainy bunch. As many Gulf Coast admirers know, the collective creativity behind Rondale and the Kit Katz makes for a smart set that knows how to have fun. Think precision and lyricism with a dash of quirky. Although the band's Facebook page describes their music as "rock n roll man," it is that and more. Ditto their fan base, for Rondale and the Kit Katz have amassed a following as eclectic as their music. Rondale and the Kit Katz have accomplished much in a relatively short time by combining their considerable talents into a harmonic whole that crosses boundaries. The group's manager Leslie Goldberg describes them as K.D.Lang meets Melissa Etheridge. However you slice it, this band brings a bit of everything to the mix and will provide a rollicking good time for rock n'rollers and alternative listeners alike.”

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