Kate Magdalena – The Water Is Wide

Kate Magdalena - The Water Is Wide

Kate Magdalena receiving “Best Adult Contemporary Album” award at 2020 W.A.M.

October 2020 – Kate Magdalena has been making headlines with her amazing music, and her most recent release, “The Water is Wide,” is a fantastic example of excellence and quality production. Recently, she has been recognized with a sought-after Best Adult Contemporary Album award at this year’s W.A.M. Awards, celebrating independent artists and songwriters on a global scale. Kate’s work has been considered alongside a wide range of other submissions, and eventually impressed the Awards committee due to its consistency and creative vision.

This “Best Adult Contemporary Album” recognition is a testament to Kate’s skilful songwriting, as well as her passionate outlook on music. Her new album, “The Water is Wide” is a landmark release for the artist, and a great new step towards a new creative direction, strengthening her songwriting and bringing more pathos to her songs. From contemporary music, to heartfelt singer-songwriter material, anything goes. The sheer variety of her songwriting is what made the album so well-received and deserving of such an award in the first place.

Find out more about Kate and do not miss out on any future releases from the award winning artist 


Kate Magdalena is an independent singer-songwriter out of New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, whose songs have been aired on country radio nationally. Most at home in folk-pop and adult contemporary, she calls her genre ‘Timely Americana’, as she is inspired to write for the particular times in which we live. Kate was selected by BWH Music (Boston) as one of 2020 Women to Watch: Best Female Independent Artists, and her recent album “The Water Is Wide” was just awarded Best Album in the Adult Contemporary genre in the 2020 W.A.M. Awards. The album, released in August 2020, contains 9 songs of water and land, including the iconic covers “Downtown” and “I Know A Heartache When I See One,” as well as several original songs crafted from well-loved poems like “The Waking,” (nominated for Best Song, Social Justice 2020 W.A.M.) “Sea Fever,” and “Cloths of Heaven.” On this album is also Magdalena’s song “Backstory” about some of what we are witnessing now; the song was nominated for a W.A.M. Award in the social justice category.

In November of 2019, Magdalena released her second album of songs, with Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, WhiteHeart, Clay Aiken) titled “A Larger Dance” with singles – Be the Lark, New Earth, Battle Hymn, Streets of Any Town. The full album includes songs by Joan Armatrading, Leonard Cohen, Sinead O’Connor, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The title track “A Larger Dance” was chosen by BWH Music as one of the best songs of 2019.

Kate’s first album “Acquainted With the Night” was released in 2018 and contains the song “United (to Save the World)” (featured in the album “Peace Street” by BWH Music. Kate is at work on an EP for Christmas time, and on her album expected spring 2021, “CANYONLANDS.” She lives happily ever after with her husband Randall in Northern, CA and Franklin, TN.