Kate Ellis’ new single highlights its Americana credential by using not one but two AMA-UK instrumentalist award winners – Chris Hillman on electric guitar and Thomas Collison on keyboards. The song is taken from Kate Ellis’ second album ‘Spirals‘ which is out on February 4th. ‘Scars‘ is a rollicking accusation of a man who’s not doing what he should, but there’s two in this relationship and Ellis’ confession that “after four bourbons, three scotches, two shots and a chaser I was ready to forgive him” suggests that the dysfunction in this couple is not all on one-side.
Kate Ellis was born in Louisiana, grew up in New York and is now based in London – and her other Americana credentials are provided by her father who as a young man once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis and Johnny Cash started out. So it was all fate.