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Born: December 1, 1973 Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK.
Kate Rusby was born into a family of musicians. After learning to play the guitar, the fiddle, and the piano, as well as to sing, she played in many local folk festivals as a child and adolescent, before joining (and becoming the lead vocalist of) the all-female Celtic folk band The Poozies. Her breakthrough album came in 1995. A collaboration with her friend and fellow Barnsley folk singer Kathryn Roberts was simply titled "Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts". In 1997, with the help of her family, she recorded and released her first solo album, Hourglass. Since then she has gone on to receive acclaim in her home country and abroad, and her family continues to help her with all aspects of her professional career.
The Scottish fiddler John McCusker (formerly of the Battlefield Band) produces Kate's recordings and plays in her band. Kate and John have been married since August 2001 and live in Yorkshire.
Kate was also a member of the folk group, Equation, later to be replaced by Cara Dillon. In its early lineup, Equation also featured Kate's erstwhile performing partner Kathryn Roberts and Mercury-nominated artist Seth Lakeman. Their demo CD, In Session, had a small commercial release.
In 2006 she enjoyed a spell in the UK Top Ten singles chart with "All Over Again", a duet with Ronan Keating. The single reached number 6 in June 2006. She also made a large vocal contribution to the successful debut solo album of Idlewild's lead singer, Roddy Woomble. In the same year her rendition of The Kinks' The Village Green Preservation Society was used as the theme tune to the BBC comedy Jam and Jerusalem.