Catherine MacLellan

with Chris Gauthier


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present award-winning East Coast singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan in concert.

Catherine has a compelling voice which combines exceptionally well with her expressive guitar playing. Her voice, pure and haunting, caresses softly, insinuating itself into your heart and just won't let go. Her elegantly woven songs are deeply confessional and powerfully poetic.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

"MacLellan probes matters of the heart with a poetic scalpel, always avoiding self-pity. Her voice is similarly pure and honest, managing to simultaneously sound fragile yet strong."
Exclaim! Magazine

Click here to see poster.

Catherine MacLellan was born and raised in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. As a child, she didn't have to look far for inspiration. She is the daughter of Canadian music legend, singer-songwriter Gene MacLellan, the writer of such huge international '70s hits as Snowbird (Anne Murray) and Put Your Hand In The Hand (Ocean). After high school and a year in Australia, Catherine moved to Toronto, and began playing open mic nights in folk clubs. On relocating back to PEI, the passion gradually became a vocation. Through a band, The New Drifts, and then old-time country group Saddle River, she honed her skills as a performer. With the release of her debut solo album Dark Dream Midnight (2004), she ventured into the Quebec and Ontario markets, to positive response.

After releasing her debut album, Catherine earned immediate critical acclaim, and was labelled Critics Favourite New Discovery by Penguin Eggs magazine in 2008. Since then, she has toured extensively and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada's Roots Music charts, winning acclaim from international media including The Austin Chronicle, The Boston Globe, BBC Radio, Maverick Magazine and Q Magazine. Since her debut effort, Catherine has released four subsequent albums including her latest, The Raven's Sun, in 2014. It is a collaborative album with her guitarist and partner Chris Gauthier. The album shines a light on their musical chemistry and catches both of them at their best. Chris will be joining Catherine for her Regina performance.

Throughout her career Catherine has garnered multiple awards including five Music PEI Awards, two East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards.

"A lyricist wise beyond her years and with a voice dusted with gold …" - The Boston Herald

The Raven's Sun audio clip:

Hold On audio clip:

Don't Call Me Stranger audio clip:

Snowbird audio clip:

Take a Break audio clip:

Video clips here.

Catherine's web site here.