Hailing from The Ganaraska Forest in southern Ontario, horse trainer turned singer/songwriter, Kate Boothman, emerges with her sophomore record, My Next Mistake, on April 20, 2021.
“My Next Mistake gathers the reins after a series of stumbles. Forever knowing that you’re bound for glory, but never sure if you’ll get there on time.”
Recorded at producer, Thomas Knox D’Arcy’s, Taurus Recording, over 2 snowy weeks in January, 2019, Kate and Thom made what they referred to in the studio as a “massage rock” record. “My Next Mistake is a really relaxing record about sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.”
Writing as they went, Kate and Thom’s life-long friendship enabled them to tuck into their shadows. This provided them with instant fodder for the moody narrative that Kate delivers as part prayer, part animal, and entirely her own.
Where her debut, I Am An Animal, relinquishes the reins and honours those parts of ourselves that can sometimes seem insane, My Next Mistake slowly gathers them up again realizing that slow and steady can get you there just the same. But as Kate can be heard pleading in the chorus of the opening track, "please don't be late".
For My Next Mistake, Kate and Thom were joined by long time conspirators, Anna Ruddick and Graham Walsh, as well as Jimmy Bowskill, Adam Hindle, Gavin Brown, Kevin Hearn, Carleigh Aikins, Steven Krecklo, and Drew Jurecka.
Together they form a soundscape reminiscent of longing, loneliness and psychedelia.
A fitting ride for a girl who’s tired and stumbling but continues to have her eye on the prize. Freedom of gait.
“ Some people write their best songs when they think nobody is listening. This record is full of them. And now I can’t stop listening, it’s that good.”- Kathleen Edwards
“ Kate’s songs are wonderful. They seem to come from a very real place without any pretension and with melodies that are completely her own.”
- Ron Sexsmith