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Published on November 6th, 2013 | by Ballard Lesemann


New Music Video on the Way from Rachel Kate and Friends

Charleston-based singer/songwriter Rachel Kate (Rachel Kate Gillon) is back on the road in support her brilliant solo debut, Rachel Kate w/ Love and Hate. She and local songsmith pal Jordan Igoe (of Double Trash) are traveling across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York this month, playing parties, clubs, and cool venues along the way.

Before Rachel Kate split town, she hooked up with local videographers Landon Phillips and Jenny Kleiman in the far north side of Charleston Country for a video shoot in McClellanville on friend Greg Colleton’s family’s land. They shot footage for a clip for the song “Lost.” The video is the second one from Love and Hate, following “My Painting,” directed by Myles Walsh (see below).


Jordan Igoe and Rachel Kate on tour, 2013 (provided)

“Landon and Jenny actually chose the song and came up with the entire plot and concept,” Rachel Kate says. “It’s totally their baby. My, was it a production! Greg’s family restaurant, Buckshot’s [on Highway 17], catered the whole thing, too.”

They enjoyed support on location from Sarah Frierson (handling art direction and set design), Lava Salon (providing hair and make-up), and photographers Justin Jay and Zachary James. Kate Scott Stewart did the costume design, and numerous friends and fans showed up to volunteer as extras.

“It was really amazing and inspiring to see so many talented people come together and create,” Rachel Kate says.

The final edit of the new video should be ready for release by late November. Rachel Kate says she and the directors will likely book a “viewing party” to celebrate the release.

Rachel Kate recorded the 10-song Love and Hate his year at the Jam Room studio in Columbia with engineers Jay Matheson and Jamey Rogers. “Lost is perhaps the most melancholic and dynamic song on the album.

Rachel Kate and Igoe will return to South Carolina in mid-November in time for a gig at Hunter-Gatherer in Columbia on Fri. Nov. 15 and a rockabilly modeling performance during the Rockabillaque music festival in Park Circle (North Charleston) on Sat. Nov. 16.

“I plan to write and such for the rest of the winter, and I have a few shows around the region,” Rachel Kate says. “In the spring time, I plan to hit the road pretty hard.”

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Ballard Lesemann

is a musician and writer. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., he spent years playing in bands and working for Flagpole Magazine in the bustling music town of Athens, Ga. He returned to his hometown and served more than seven years as the Charleston City Paper's music editor. He's better at drumming than he is at playing guitar.

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