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Kate Campbell performing at Clay Center as part of Woody Hawley Concert Series

Well-known singer/songwriter to perform Saturday, Nov. 7


Kate Campbell
Kate Campbell

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As part of the Woody Hawley Concert Series, singer-songwriter and guitarist Kate Campbell will headline a concert in Charleston. Opening for Campbell is Colleen Anderson, popular West Virginia designer, writer, and musician.

The Campbell and Anderson concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Walker Theater at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. Tickets are $20, available at 304-561-3570, online at, in the lobby of the Clay Center during business hours, or at the door on the night of the performance.

Campbell took up piano at age 7 before switching to the guitar as a teenager during the folk-rock heyday of the 70s. Since then, over the course of 13 albums, she has written, recorded and performed almost exclusively on the acoustic guitar.

Campbell has played the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Merlefest, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia), been featured on National Public Radio’s

Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Live From Mountain Stage, The Bob Edwards Show, and had her story included in the debut issue of The Oxford American’s ultra-hip Southern Music series.

As the daughter of a Baptist preacher from Sledge, Mississippi, Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character and convictions ever since. Campbell continues to impress audiences across the US and overseas and tours extensively in support of her CDs including tours to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The concert series is named for Rev. Woody Hawley, who began his ministry at Unity of Kanawha Valley church in 1995. He hired Ron Sowell as music director and encouraged Sowell to invite musicians traveling through Charleston to give concerts at the church. After Hawley’s death in 2000, Sowell honored Hawley’s memory by founding a series of public concerts featuring singer/songwriters and serves as artistic director.


For more information, contact Sharon Mullins at 304-965-2648 or [email protected].


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