Southern songstress draws inspiration from her love of history

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Southern songstress draws inspiration from her love of history

For folk artist and Auburn alumna Kate Campbell, her fascination with history is what has become the driving force behind the music she creates.

Credit: Michael Wilson

She grew up in Mississippi at the very core of the civil rights movement of the 60s. The influence this had on her as a young child can be seen and heard through songs like, “Freedom Train” and “Crazy in Alabama” where she laments about this dark period in the southern United States, and in “Mobile to Montgomery” where she sings about a fictional conversation taking place between George Wallace and Rosa Parks.

Her love for the South and its history is what initially brought her to Auburn University. Music wasn’t the first career choice for Campbell, it was more of hobby that later turned into a career. She keeps herself busy by writing and recording new albums, and performing all over the world at every opportunity she can get.

 

Read more about Kate Campbell in Auburn Magazine which arrives in homes Feb. 20.  Not a member of Auburn Alumni Association?

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