Killer ~ Kate York

kate-yorkAfter working in post-production in Hollywood for a year, Kate York moved to Nashville in 1999 to pursue a career as a recording engineer. She landed a job working on Music Row, but soon decided she liked writing songs better than recording them. Then a year of writing and co-writing for other local artists convinced her that she should try her hand as a singer-songwriter rather than exclusively penning songs for others.

After seeing York perform at 12th & Porter in Nashville, Neilson Hubbard approached her and offered to produce some songs. Together they recorded six songs in the fall of 2003 and six more in the summer of 2004.

Known for their presence on Nashville’s live music scene, the musicians who contributed to the project include John Deaderick, Brian Bequette, Kenny Hutson, Jason Wilkins, Jeff Patterson, Clay Steakley and Craig Krampf. Mindy Smith, Matthew Ryan, Mack Starks and Hubbard provided guest vocals.

York played at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in 2003 in Hubbard’s band and returned in 2004 for the BMI acoustic roundup. She has opened for Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Mindy Smith, Trent Dabbs, Jonatha Brooke, Matthew Ryan and Garrison Starr.


Finger on the trigger baby come on take me down.
I drug your name across my wrist, just to hear the sound.
I want to feel the metal hot, smokin on my lips.
Take me low and take me high I just need the hit.

Lets melt into the shadows until there is nothing left,
my blood spreads like a fire with your breath across my neck,
I’m not looking for a lover to be gentle through the night,
won’t you be my killer, keep me in your site

bang bang bang.
bang bang bang.
bang bang bang.
bang bang bang.
bang bang bang.
bang bang bang.
bang bang bang.

* Lyrics are incomplete right now. I will try to get the full set ASAP. – DJ

  • Audio from the 2013 single, Killer:
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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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