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Katharine Whalen

Katharine Whalen

Folk / Rock / Americana Efland, NC  US
Madly Love
Madly Love
Same Turning In Place
Same Turning In Place


Madly Love


  • 2014

    Oct 11

    Saxapahaw, NC, US | 8:00pm

    SAXAPAHAW OKTOBERFEST - Katharine Whalen - CURTIS ELLER'S AMERICAN CIRCUS - Gasoline Stove SAXAPAHAW OKTOBERFESTSaxapahaw's Annual Fall Festival takes place at the River Amphitheater outside The Haw River Ballroom! Oktoberfest starts at 4 with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern & short, devised performances based on the music of KRAFTWERK, a Harvest Farmers' Market, lots of great brews, sausages, pumpkins and more! Katharine Whalen will kick it off the music at 5 followed by Curtis Eller's American Circus and Gasoline Stove! Oktoberfest outside is free and open to the public - we will be passing the Swan at all stages and all donations go to the wonderful bands so please be generous! Come on out for a great night! See you there! and Follow SXPHW on Facebook for more details about Saxapahaw Events! Katharine WhalenMySpaceFacebookTwitterWatchLinksKatharine Whalen and Her Fascinators create a unique blend of electric folk music, breathing life into songs that Katharine began writing while still a member of Squirrel Nut Zippers. Local music veterans Nathan Golub (guitar, pedal steel) and Will Dawson (bass, piano, vibraphone) team with Brad Porter (drums) to round out this incredible quartet of accomplished musicians and songwriters. CURTIS ELLER'S AMERICAN CIRCUSWebsiteMySpaceFacebookTwitterLinksA BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIRCUS: "Having spent a decade toiling away in the musical sweatshops of New York City, banjo player and songwriter, Curtis Eller has resettled in Durham NC where he is diligently pursuing his goal of becoming America's leading purveyor of songs about Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon. The wild-eyed vaudevillian's banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. The latest incarnation of the band has spent a year sharpening their skills in the burlesque houses, beer halls and underground theatres of the Carolina Piedmont. They'll be hoisting their tent at The Evening Muse in Charlotte for a night of circus mayhem." Gasoline StoveChapel Hill Singer/songwriter/novelist Scott Morgan picks up where Memphis the Band leaves off, joined by former band mates Pete Lucey (accordion, piano, backing vocals) and Shannon Culp Morgan (vocals/percussion), and Anthony Lener on upright bass. This 17-song roots-music album includes,"admirable Dylan and Waits homages," and is a "sneakily superb debut," from this Memphis the Band offshoot, Gasoline Stove," (Quotes Rick Cornell from The Independent Weekly).

  • 2014

    Oct 10

    Durham, NC, US | 6:00pm

    The Domestics & The Domicile Katharine Whalen & Shawn Luby Pop UP! Music & Art Join us for a fall pop up with Katharine Whalen and Shawn Luby. Two extraordinary musicians and creators who’ve produced “The Domestics & The Domicile”. A homey, informal presentation of sculpture by Shawn Luby and photographs by Katharine Whalen.

  • 2013

    Mar 14

    Durham, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Writers in the Round

  • 2012

    Dec 7

    Hillsborough, NC, US | 7:00pm


  • 2012

    Nov 24

    Carrboro, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Post Turkey Day Jam concert to benefit Interfaith Council for Social service. Lineup: Jon Shain, Caitlin Cary, Chip Robinson, Lynn Blakey, Katharine Whalen, The Swang Brothers, Hindugrass.


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  • Ralph Allen (Artist)
    Ralph Allen
    I'm a huge FAN of your music and style. I don't think there is enough female jazz/big band vocalists in our time! Hope you'll check out my page as well! xoxox
  • Ben Aaron (Artist)
    Ben Aaron
    Wonderful and original songs, Katharine! Please keep up the great work! From a fellow folkie, -Ben Aaron



Manager: Jimmy Rhine/Five Head Entertainment, Jimmy Rhine

Bio: On September 27th, Katharine Whalen will release her newest full-length album, “Madly Love”. Most known as a founding member of 1990’s band Squirrel Nut Zippers (with whom she sold over 3 Million records), Whalen’s work post-Zippers has ranged from her own take on jazz standards with “Katharine ...See Full Bio

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““Madly Love is always rewarding. If you want an easy reference point, imagine a less contrived She & Him, with Southern grit taking the place of all the coyness. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?””

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