Award-winning blues singer Kathleen Hart was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She spent years studying under private teachers like Jane Lambert and Jerry Gray. Hart began performing when she was still in high school. By the time she was 18 she was working professionally as a member of a heavy metal band called Raw Flesh. She also left Detroit behind to move to Chicago. For a long while in her career she used the name Kathy Hart, but then years later settled on the shorter version, Kate Hart.
In 1972, Hart released her debut single, "Syncopated Love." The song became a hit. Hart's debut album didn't show up until 1990. The album was titled Tonight I Want It All and recorded under the Biograph Records label. A year later, the nominations started to pour in. During that one year alone, Hart's music won her nominations or awards for Best Blues Album, Entertainer of the Year, Best Blues Recording, Best Female Blues Artist, Vocalist of the Year, Best Female Blues Singer, and many others. Later she was nominated for a Grammy Award. She has won enough awards over her two decades-plus in the music business to fill most of the shelves in her home.
Over the years Hart has performed with numerous artists, including working often with guitarists Nick Vigarino and Linda Rhyne, drummer Bill Brammer, bassist Alex Dore, sax player Sue Orfield, and vocalists Nancy Claire, Peaches, Patti Allen, and Kathi McDonald. She's even put together a few bands of her own, like Bluestars and Signatures.
In 2000, Hart released another new album, Queen of the Night. Some of the tracks for her first offering for the new millennium are "It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea at the Time," "Ain't Gonna Cry No More," and "Blue Reverie." For the same year, she also began performing under an alter ego she named Lucy Mongrel, who performs rock instead of blues. ~ Charlotte Dillon, Rovi