Days Like These
Life has lead Cathy Young in a variety of directions - but always back to music at it's core. Raised in a musical family, (her father was a singer & violinist, her mother a songwriter and pianist,) Cathy started playing piano at the age of four. She learned to play the guitar in high school, and soon was writing and performing her own original songs. Attempting to be practical, she went to college and earned a business degree (but she hung out with the music majors most of the time - they were a lot more fun.) After college, Cathy played for four years in the Christian rock band, Manna, which played throughout New England. In 1997 after several job/life changes, she decided to go solo, and started performing locally as a solo acoustic act. She has appeared on local TV and radio shows and hosted an open mike that drew a regular crowd of musicians, both amateurs and professionals, on a weekly basis. The singer/songwriter is best known for her variety of original songs, each one unique and memorable; everyone who hears her play walks away with a different favorite. Cathy's music is as diverse as the problems we all face; and no one understands better than Cathy how music can imitate life... and life can imitate music. Cathy has just completed her long awaited CD debut, Days Like These. Recorded at NRS Recording Studio in Catskill, NY, she co-produced the 12 original tracks with multi-talented Scott Petito, who plays extensively throughout the CD and has worked with James & Livingston Taylor, Rick Danko, and many others. Her CD, which took over 2 years to complete, is a mirror of her own experiences: love, hardship, hope in the face of adversity, and new beginnings. Cathy has the unique ability to weave a tale of personal experience into a song, and have the listener come out feeling as if she has spoken to them personally. Asked to describe her music, it's hard for her to pin it down. Her songs float somewhere between rock, pop, country, and folk, but with a style all her own. You'll just have to listen for yourself...