Show begins at 8:00pm. Doors at 7:30pm.
This special show is one of 13 stops on an inaugural tour celebrating the launch of The Americana Tour Blueprint, an artist touring resource created by the Americana Music Association® for its members. This initiative is an ongoing map of today's venues, radio stations, record stores and media outlets that support Americana music acts. Currently boasting almost 100 markets along the East Coast, members can use this map to book a tour along a route while seeking potential marketing support.
For more information on The Americana Tour Blueprint or to become a member of the Americana Music Association, please visit americanamusic.org.
Caitlin Canty is an American singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. Her voice was called “casually devastating” by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Music describes her songs as having a “haunting urgency.”
Motel Bouquet, Canty’s third record, features ten original songs that hold her darkly radiant voice firmly in the spotlight. Produced by Grammy-nominated Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) and recorded live over three days in Nashville, the album boasts a band of some of finest musicians in roots music, including fiddler Stuart Duncan and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. Rolling Stone hails Motel Bouquet as “dreamy and daring” with “poetic lyrics and haunting melodies.”
Since the release of her critically-acclaimed Reckless Skyline in 2015, Canty has put thousands of miles on her songs, circling through the U.S. and Europe. She warmed up stages for Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Milk Carton Kids and Josh Ritter and recorded with longtime collaborators Darlingside and with Down Like Silver, her duo with Peter Bradley Adams. She won the Troubadour songwriting competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and her song, “Get Up,” was nominated for Song of the Year in the Folk Alliance International Music Awards. Canty’s original recordings have recently appeared on CBS’s Code Black and on the Netflix original series House of Cards.
Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, Canty earned her degree in biology in the Berkshires and subsequently moved to New York City. She spent her days in the city working as an environmental sustainability consultant and her nights making music at Lower East Side music halls and bars. In 2009, she quit her job and set out to make music full time. In 2015, she packed up her house plants and her 1939 Recording King guitar and drove to Nashville, TN, which she now calls home.
"Dreamy and daring” - ROLLING STONE
"Gritty alt-folk" - NOISEY
"The Vermont native with a casually devastating voice and unshakable poise is bound to be the next great Americana star... Canty is ready to be discovered.” - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Caitlin Canty mixes a gritty side with aching ballads” - WORLD CAFE
“Motel Bouquet is a spell-binding album of original material that shines on the strength of Canty’s plaintive vocals, evocative lyrics and affecting songwriting.” - RUTLAND HERALD