"Swooningly lovely. A gentle acoustic confection that boasts a soaring, wafting melody, plus meaningful lyrics and Tim (O'Brien)'s perfect shadowing harmony vocal. Cathy-Anne McClintock is a singer-songwriter to keep an eye on." Robert K. Oermann, MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE (Dec 19, 2008)
Long Beach, CA (January 10, 2009) -Singer/songwriter Cathy-Anne McClintock's first solo CD, came out in late October to the folk world at the Far West Conference in Phoenix. Now it is available for all to hear. McClintock delivers a warm and personable collection of well crafted heartfelt songs. Reminiscent of Emmylou Harris or Alison Krauss or at times even Nora Jones or Shawn Colvin, this CD combines Cathy-Anne's passion for life and her unique bluegrass history to make this folk Americana jewel.
The musicianship is solid and features folk legend Tim O'Brien's beautiful voice on not one but two songs. This is an acoustic album, with bluegrass roots. Most of the songs wouldn't qualify as traditional bluegrass, but these are bluegrass musicians who know their "licks" and have lent their talents to a special - un-blue-grass - endeavor. The players read like a who's who of the folk and bluegrass world with Gabe Witcher and Stuart Duncan on fiddle, the infamous John Reischman on mandolin, the brilliant John Jorgenson on acoustic and acoustic slide guitar, Grammy award winner Jim Nunally on acoustic guitar, with percussion by Roger Gillespie, stand up bass by Cathy-Anne's sister Trisha Gagnon and banjo by Nick Hornbuckle of the Jaybirds.
Throughout the disc's 13 tracks, the songs speak of love, life and family. The CD's brighter spots include: the Celtic duet with Great Big Sea lead singer Alan Doyle "No Matter What", the heartfelt love song "All The Time", the hauntingly peaceful and poignant song "I Wanna Live Like That" along with the thought-provoking "Up."
Born in Vancouver Canada to a Texas raised mother and Canadian father, Cathy-Anne was always exposed to music. However it wasn't until her older sister Trisha turned her on to bluegrass at 15 and she later heard the voice of Tim O'Brien (Hotrize) at a cathedral in Vancouver that Cathy-Anne knew she wanted to sing and write. She has appeared in TV commercials and radio voiceovers since then including an on camera spot in Edward Zwick's classic movie for the ages "Leaving Normal". Her songs have been cut by over 30 artists throughout the world appearing in film and TV shows such as Disney's Knock First and HBO's A Little Inside. She is currently setting up appearances for folk, bluegrass and Americana festivals around North America, planning a European tour, and promoting the new CD to radio.
Co-Produced and mixed by Steven McClintock and engineered by Eric Uglum (Lost Highway, Ron Block)