Cat Clyde is a singer/songwriter based out of rural Ontario, Canada. A combination of driven, soulful blues and sweet, folk-tinged, dulcet tones that carry a particular sense of familiarity, providing the structure on which she creates her unique sound. With influences ranging from Patsy Cline and Lead Belly to Karen Dalton and Bobbie Gentry, this patchwork of musical significance, when stitched to her modern approach, fits like a well-tailored, corduroy-road cloth.
Cat’s debut album, Ivory Castanets, was released in May of 2017 and featured her hit single, “Mama Said,” which garnered the attention of music critics alike and has amassed over 20 million streams worldwide. Since then, Cat has been on a roll, touring across Canada, the United States, and Europe. She has shared the stage with Detroit’s renowned singer-songwriter Rodriguez (of the acclaimed documentary, Searching for Sugarman), the legendary Paul Kelly, and has since rocked a sold-out tour in Europe with Shakey Graves.
Her second album, Hunters Trance, was released in June of 2019 and its first single “All the Black” immediately shot to number 1 on the popular blog Hype Machine. She then embarked on her first large headlining tour of Canada and the US, selling out clubs on both coasts. Her 2020 offering, Good Bones, is a collection of stripped-back songs from her first two albums. Showing the strength in the simplicity of a guitar, a voice, and a good song.
Most recently, Cat Clyde released a duet album with fellow Canadian Jeremie Albino named Blue Blue Blue, featuring 2 original songs (“Been Worryin’” and “Tried and Cried”) and 7 covers of some of their favorite artists. Cat and Jeremie are cut from the same musical cloth that fuses together elements of folk, blues, Americana, and soul. In 2018 when Cat and Jeremie met there was an instant bond between the two as they discovered their music tastes uncannily aligned. Both realized almost immediately they wanted to collaborate.
Choosing the songs for Blue Blue Blue came organically, as they dug into their collective music brains, sharing the pieces they have always loved. With this album Cat and Jeremie hope that their fans can connect to their love of life, close friendship, and great songs that were written long ago yet still feel relevant for these times.