Kathleen Mock’s voice has been stopping passersby in their tracks on New York City’s subway platforms for 25 years.
The Alabama gal got her first guitar, a gift from her mother, at 11. She taught herself to play with a
book and record set and after exhausting "Camp Town Races," started writing her own songs.
During high school, college and later as a cable company pole-climber Kathleen
toured the South, playing coffee houses, clubs and festivals.
 

At 26, she traded in her hardhat for a subway map and found her voice. Kathleen's rush-
hour gigs are augmented by club performances at New York hot spots like the Mercury Lounge, the Bottom Line, the Bowery Ballroom, the Bitter End and the lamented
CBGB's. She has opened for Warren Zevon, the Psychedelic Furs and Gregg Allman.
Kathleen has starred in two productions at the Public Theater, Street Songs and
Joe's Pub, and performed live on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, Good Morning America,
The Jerry Springer Show (co-hosted by Casey Casem), CNN, 48 Hrs., FX, The Phil
Donahue Show, PBS's "In the 90's", and NPR’s “All Things Considered”.
She has been featured in New York Magazine, Newsday,
Paper Magazine and Billboard Magazine.

After being asked one too many times why she didn't have a record deal, Kathleen released
a self-titled CD in 1995. In April 2000, she released her second CD, Waiting on a Train.
She is also featured on two compilations of street performers, Street Dreams NY and Subplay. Voted "Best Subway Musician " by New York Magazine, this underground
phenom is still performing in her favorite venue of all—singing her heart out
for the straphangers of New York City.


 

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