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Mary Lambert’s fans fund her new EP Bold!

Mary Lambert was an amazing artist to work with and record for The Kate S2, it’s easy to see how her new EP Bold was completely funded by her fans. Mary began crowdfunding for her Bold shortly after recording her episode for The Kate. It took just eight hours to reach her goal of $20,000 to fund the project. By the end of the campaign, more than 1,600 people pledged more than $68,000.

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The Kate, Season 2 Premiere

The Kate, Season 2 offers up the irrepressible Jane Lynch; the unstoppable Darlene Love, “designated” country star Kiefer Sutherland; the outspoken and delightful singer-songwriter Mary Lambert; legendary tap dancer and performer Maurice Hines; and American music royalty Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal.

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Rosanne Cash: “When The Master Calls The Roll”

Rosanne Cash shares the story behind “When The Master Calls The Roll” from her Grammy-winning album, The River & The Thread.

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Mary Lambert performs “Sarasvati”

Check out the full version of Mary Lambert performing “Sarasvati” from her 2013 album Welcome to the Age of My Body on The Kate!

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Kiefer Sutherland opens up about fans reacting to his music

Kiefer Sutherland talks about that shocking moment when he first noticed a fan singing the words to his song “Not Enough Whiskey”. Check out his performance of the song as he performed it for The Kate audience.

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A CPTV Original series, The Kate presents bold performers with something to say.

By way of delicate beauty or razor-sharp wit, these artists captivate audiences with a revelatory charisma and irresistible charm akin to the fesity spirit of our muse, Katharine Hepburn.

Season 2 will Premiere nationally beginning in April, 2017

Check local listings for broadcast dates and times.

The Artists

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Jane Lynch

“‘See Jane Sing’ is one of the most joyous experiences of my career. I love everything about theater and performing in front of a live audience is so rewarding.”

Darlene Love

“I get such joy out of performing for people, and you can tell whether they like you or they don’t like you the minute you walk out on the stage.”

Kiefer Sutherland

“I love to tell a story. The stories are actually mine and very personal.”

Mary Lambert

“I hope people learn the power of vulnerability through my songs. I think vulnerability can save the world. Empathy helps people connect with each other.”

Maurice Hines

“Theater is the ultimate. The one thing we think about is pleasing the audience and they give it right back, and when they do its heaven.”

Rosanne Cash

“You combine the personal and the mythical and if you don’t come up with a song then you’re not paying attention.”

Ana Gasteyer

The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy!

Rickie Lee Jones

“No beret, no boyfriends, no badass bravado. I am who I am, the age I am. But what I have is music; that is what I am offering.”

Jarrod Spector

Jarrod’s story is told with humor, tender moments and great singing.

The Ann Wilson Thing

“I love the blues. The Ann Wilson Thing gives me an opportunity to rock the blues up close and personal.”

Barb Jungr

“A fearless iconoclast who dives into the deepest waters of popular song to wrest exotic treasure from the ocean floor…” — New York Times

Rita Wilson

“I would watch these artists on stage and ache from wondering, ‘How can I get up there? How can I get to do that?'”