Americana Highways is pleased to bring you this premiere of Carter Sampson’s “Rattlesnake Kate,” a song about an independent wild woman, from Sampson’s upcoming album Lucky, due to be released October 26 on Horton Records. The album was co-produced by Carter Sampson, who wrote all the music and lyrics, played acoustic guitar and sang; it was engineered by and co-produced with Jason Scott who contributed acoustic guitar and drums. It also features Jared Tyler on dobro, mandola, and banjo and backing vocals. with Luke Mullinex on bass.
“They were married six times and none of them took, never praised the lord, never read the good book,” Sampson recounts, and we’re transported to an earlier time when independent women had to be extra tough to make it at all. Although that’s never too far from any time. The lyrical story unfolds over crisp mandolin and guitars in a crystal clear production style.
Rattlesnake Kate is the true story of Katherine Slaughterback whose life story falls under the historical category of “badass”. After researching her life and writing the song I have deemed her my role model and aim to be, at the very least, half the woman she was. — Carter Sampson
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