The Late Great Kate Wolf

Kate Wolf.jpgKate Wolf (born Kathryn Louise Allen, January 27, 1942 – December 10, 1986)[1] was an American folk singer and songwriter. Though her career was relatively short, she had a significant impact on the folk music scene, and many musicians continue to cover her songs. Her best-known compositions include “Here in California,” “Love Still Remains,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Unfinished Life,” and “Give Yourself to Love.”

Born in San Francisco, she started her music career in the band Wildwood Flower[1] before recording ten records[2] as a solo artist. Her songs have since been recorded by artists such as Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris (whose recording of “Love Still Remains” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999).[3] An important mentor, friend and touring companion was Utah Phillips.[4]  

She died in 1986, at age 44, after a long battle with leukemia.[1][5] She is buried at a small church cemetery in Goodyears Bar, California.[1]

Background information
Birth name Kathryn Louise Allen
Born January 27, 1942
Died December 10, 1986 (aged 44)
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1976–1986
Labels Owl, Kaleidoscope, Rhino

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