Comin Back to Me
"Comin' Back to Me" by Cathy Grier is a 17 song CD, with 4 instrumental interludes Grier calls 'noodles', recorded at The Magic Shop in Soho, New York City in 2002 and engineered by studio veteran Danny Kopelson (Cassandra Wilson). "Comin' Back To Me" is rootsy musical experience showcasing a voice that ranges from sweet and haunting to edgy and lyrical. Accompanied by crafty guitar playing, this self-produced recording captures a raw personal style conveying Cathy's intention for the feel of a live performance. The songs are heartfelt, sometimes political, and sometimes analytical. 'There are some great songs here. The title cut features nasty slide and a great lyric. 'Good Thing' is about as good as it gets. It's blues-mama heaven." (Vintage Guitar magazine) Cathy participates in New York City's MTA program, "Music Under New York.' She has performed in Avery Fisher Hall and was featured on CNN, CBS Sunday Morning and NBC's Today Show. Cathy's 'street' performances reveal a more energetic approach to her music that has attracted the eye of many indie-documentary filmmakers. Currently dividing her time between New York City and Columbia County, NY, Cathy Grier is involved in handling every aspect of her career. She records on her own label SideHill Music. Cathy formed her first independent record label in 1980 with partner Lenore Troia. The 8 year association was highlighted by an MTV basement tape win in 1986 and numerous recordings. After venturing out on her own, Cathy lived in Key West recording and performing and opening up for major artists like Laura Nyro. She returned to New York city to record "New York Sessions', a self produced album in 1990 and then spent six years in Paris and London writing and performing for many artists, including World Music guitarist Pierre Bensusan, Carrere artist Indra, Sony Music artist Anggun and Maryanna Matisse, who's songs have been featured on United Airlines pop 40 channel. In 1998 she recorded 'Retracing' in Key West. London's "Time Out" magazine described her as, "Funkily melodic in a mature and assured style." Cathy Grier believes music is a powerful tool that crosses boundaries of ignorance and hate. Cathy's two other recordings are also available: "Retracing" a full jazzier band production and "What Fools Do" a CD sampler.