MP3 Cathy Grier - What Fools Do
A sampler from CD ''Comin'' Back To Me'' (includes 2 tracks only available on this CD), featuring bluesy guitar and earthy vocals.
7 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Blues Vocals, FOLK: like Ani
Cathy Grier has been called folk-ed up blues, gutsy, and a musician with a voice. Her performances are heartfelt, showcasing her captivating guitar style and rich powerful voice. As a songwriter who is sometimes political, sometimes analytical, she echoes Dylan and Mitchell with a touch of Raitt on the side.
Cathy participates in New York City''s MTA program, "Music Under New York." Selected in 2002 as one of New York''s finest subway performers, she has performed in Avery Fisher Hall and was featured on CNN, CBS Sunday Morning and NBC''s Today Show. Cathy has performed throughout New York City including St. Paul''s Church, to help heal the spirit and heart of a traumatized city. Her solo performances underground reveal a more rootsy approach to her music which has attracted the attention of not only commuters, but the eye of many indie-documentary film makers.
Her recent CD Sampler entitled, "What Fools Do", was recorded in New York City in May 2002. A solo recording of vocal and guitar which features more bluesy songs and expresses a more simplistic look at Cathy''s life and music. It contains songs from her October 2002 Shane Music release "Comin'' Back To Me."
"Retracing", a 1998 release, was recorded at Private Ear studio in Key West Florida. It features an eclectic mix of styles and can also be found at https://www.tradebit.com Since then, Cathy joined the Kensington Welfare Rights Union sponsored March of the Americas to end poverty. She was a featured artist in a Songwriter Hall of Fame New York showcase. Her song "Fallen Friends", about loss in the age of AIDS can be found on a compilation CD entitled "Sounds For The Soul" including Bruce Springsteen, and Janis Ian to name a few.
Cathy Grier formed her own music label Shane Music in 1993, which is based in Key West Florida. A Connecticut native, Cathy started her first independent record label in 1980 with partner Lenore Troia. Their 8 year association punctuated with national tours and albums, was highlighted by an MTV basement tape win in 1986. After venturing out on her own in 1990, she opened up for Laura Nyro and recorded "New York Sessions", a self produced album. Cathy then spent six years in Paris and London writing and performing for many artists, including New Age guitarist Pierre Bensusan and Carrere artist Indra, who''s 1991 single "Misery" hit number one on the French dance charts.
In Paris, she recorded another self-produced CD entitled "Solo" in 1993. London''s "Time Out" magazine described her as, "Funkily melodic in a mature and assured style."
Cathy Grier has taken her music to many countries and believes music is a powerful tool that crosses boundaries of ignorance and hate.
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