Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Songwriter Catherine Bacque on CBC Radio 3

Toronto-based singer-songwriter Catherine Bacque is now featured on CBC Radio 3, a new service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that's billed as the home of independent Canadian music. Her limited edition EP Letting Go—produced by yours truly—can be streamed live from Radio 3, and is available for download on iTunes and CD Baby.

Each of the CD's five songs spotlights a different facet of Catherine's amazing talent. Kicking off with I Did, I Will, I Do, the album hits high gear right away with a brash, no-nonsense anthem featuring Catherine's insistent acoustic guitar figures and the incisive Telecaster of Tim Bovaconti (Burton Cummings, Ron Sexsmith) in a take-no-prisoners paean to the power of love.

In Fly, we hear in Catherine's voice and lyrics the determination of a triumphant survivor of the fickle fates of love. Montreal-based virtuoso bassist Alain Caron (Alain Caron Band, Uzeb) underscores Catherine with his six-string fretless in a riveting melodic duet.

Next, the haunting melody and lyrics of With You  are perfectly complemented by Jack Gelbloom's (Take Five) evocative jazz piano and Doug Cotton's (Format, John) tasteful precision drumming.

Kicking it up again with Say That You Want Me, Catherine shows that she knows how to rock with the best of them. Tim's guitar punctuation and Jack's joyously infectious B3 are anchored by my Motown-inspired bass line.

The album wraps up with You're Still Mine, a love song of steadfastness and faithfulness in the face of life's struggles and shortcomings, aimed as much at your children as your lover.

Letting Go cover art
(Photography by Doug Cotton. CD design by Paul Kelly, Gecko Graphics)

Catherine is a Canadian singer/songwriter with roots in 60s and 70s folk, pop, and rock. Her style ranges from jazzy ballads to straight out country rock. According to her mother, Catherine sang in the cradle while her father played Vivaldi and Benny Goodman on the stereo. Later, her parents introduced her to the Beatles, Elvis, Duke Ellington, Gilles Vigneault, Monique Leyrac, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.

Catherine went on to discover Emmylou Harris, traditional Canadian folk music, and classic American country artists such as Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. Today Catherine loves to listen to Sarah McLachlan, Dala, The Dixie Chicks, The Tragically Hip, Melissa McClelland, Kathleen Edwards and Sheryl Crow.

More information, photos & lyrics: www.catbacque.com and www.SonicBids.com/CatherineBacque

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