Catherine MacLellan to play UK shows
Water in the Ground is a brilliant new collection of songs that is a testament to Catherine’s burgeoning reputation as a prolific and gifted songwriter. Matching pure and ethereal vocals with poetic lyrics and her uncompromising song writing craft, there is no doubt as to why Catherine MacLellan has become one of the most celebrated new singer-songwriters in Canada.
Voted ‘Critics Favourite New Discovery’ by Penguin Eggs Magazine in 2008, Catherine’s previous album Church Bell Blues hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Roots charts, receiving widespread critical acclaim and comparisons to Joni Mitchell from magazines such as Q, Maverick, the Austin Chronicle, and The Irish Times. She has toured with Bruce Cockburn in the USA and Steve Forbert in the UK and showcased in Paris, Cannes, Berlin, New York, London, and Memphis.
Water in the Ground is the highly anticipated third release from Catherine MacLellan - a stunning collection that features some of the most prominent roots musicians in Canada, including Treasa Levasseur, Justin Rutledge and David Baxter, as well as members of ascendant East Coast trio The Olympic Symphonium.
From the first track, the catchy ‘Take A Break’ through to the album’s finale ‘Flowers on Your Grave’, Catherine manages to help the listener get lost in the songs and musical conversations. It’s like passing time with an old friend.
The physical release of Water In The Ground also includes a bonus CD of Catherine’s debut album Dark Dream Midnight, previously only available via mail order.
Catherine MacLellan November/December ‘09 UK Tour
Friday 27 Narberth Queens Hall £9 / £7 Doors 7.30pm
Pembrokeshire 01834 869323 / www.span-arts.org.uk
Saturday 28 Belper The Queens Head £TBA Doors 7.30pm
Derbyshire 01773 825525 / www.belpermusicandarts.co.uk
Sunday 29 Bridges, nr. Ratlinghope The Horseshoe Inn £TBA Doors TBA
Shropshire 01588 650260 / www.horseshoeinnbridges.co.uk
Tuesday 1 Leigh-On-Sea Hoy At Anchor Folk Club@ The Ship £5 Doors 8pm
01702 297982 / www.ridgeweb.co.uk/hoy.htm
Wednesday 2 Bristol The Jazz Club at Cabot Circus Hotel £8 Doors 8pm
07515 051 695 / www.futureinns.co.uk/bristol-jazz-club.htm
Thursday 3 London The Green Note £TBA Doors 7pm
0207 485 9899 / www.greennote.co.uk
Saturday 5 Hyde, nr. Manchester The Verge @ The Cheshire Ring £7 / £9 Doors 8.30pm
0161 368 8769 / www.the-verge.co.uk
Sunday 6 Newcastle The Cluny 2 with Gurf Morlix £10 Doors 8pm
0191 2304474 / www.jumpinhot.com