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Blue to Blue Album Release Party
February 11, 2020
Join Cat LeBlanc at her Release Party for her debut album Blue to Blue. Joining Cat will be her Samsonites Bryan Mcdaniel, Colin Fowlie, Jeff Patch, Joshua Sangster and Olivier LeBlanc.
Cat's original songs and soaring vocals are ethereal and poetic. Her lyrics are haunting with a sometimes driving beat to their flow. With her debut album, Blue to Blue, Cat LeBlanc has created a song cycle of friendship, aliens, ageism, magic, darkness, and love.
The event will feature an opening set of music from standout Fredericton singer-songwriter Blaire Webber.
WHEN: February 23, Sunday, 2pm - 4pm
WHERE: Grimross Brewing Co.
Price: $15 at the door (includes a copy of Cat's CD Blue to Blue)
This launch will kick off a tiny tour schedule for Cat as a solo artist. She will be performing in select cities in Italy beginning in April 2020.
This album was made possible thanks to a grant from Music·Musique NB (MNB), Province of NB, and generous patrons.
Songwriter hired to work on Australian Singer's Album
December 10, 2019
Cat just signed a contract to work as a songwriter for a music artist based in Queensland, Australia, who is currently working on her album to be released next year. For this job Cat will be writing lyrics and vocal melodies to fit the music artist's inspiration-think Finneas.
Original Music Placed in Films
November 12, 2019
Cat's original songs Blue to Blue, Your Dark Gaze and River Winding Through Your Hands were recently spotlighted in two films that were showcased at the annual Silver Wave Film Festival. One of the films, After The War, won for Best NB Short, while the second film, Together We Move was nominated for Excellence in Scriptwriting.
Summer Performances for Cat & The Samsonites
August 25, 2019
Cat and her band enjoyed recent performances: Fredericton Summer Concerts in the Park, River Jam, Beer on a Bridge, and the Miramichi Folksong Festival
Cat Gives Artist Talk
August 9, 2019
Cat gave an artist talk about her music journey through life recently. All the artists who spoke were fab. Thank you to everybody who came out. Thank you to ArtsLink NB for organizing this artist pop up session.
Music Artist accepted into Music Residency in Italy
April 1, 2019
Cat has been accepted into a a music residency in Sicily, Italy for one week in late April. Her newest music project
will explore electronic music.
She looks forward to meeting other musicians in the residency and knows she will
be inspired by her mentors, and her beautiful surroundings.
Song Licensed for use in Sailing Web Series
February 15, 2019
Cat's original song River Winding Through Your Hands was licensed for use in the popular web series Sailing La Vagabonde. The series follows Riley & Elayna, an Australian couple documenting their journey traveling the world by sail despite no previous sailing experience. Since late 2014 they have been filming their adventures on YouTube full-time as they've crossed the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific Ocean.
Music Project Now That You're Gone Receives funding from artsnb
November 26, 2018
Bequeathed to Cat when she died almost a decade ago, her sister’s journals have inspired her to create new songs and invite her to reconsider her songwriting process, as well. Now That You’re Gone will draw on Cat's sister Jane’s writings to explore themes of experience, memory, and reflection--all states and actions that are conceptually enmeshed with a common understanding of linear time, but seem to function simultaneously or in parallel. Jane remains so present to Cat in her journals.
Music Artist Receives Scholarship to go to the Banff Centre
December 15, 2017
Cat recently received word that she has been accepted into the Banff Centre to do a residency (Musician in Residence) early in January 2018. She received a scholarship from patrons of the Centre to attend.
Special thanks to the Yolande Freeze Artists in Music Fund. Cat will spend three weeks in Banff (Jan 8-26) working on a new body of music. She will have a full recording studio, and will perform and meet with fellow musicians and mentors while there.
Music Artist to Perform at Fredericton Arts Alliance Gala
October 12, 2017
Cat will be performing new songs that Canadian Iconic music artist Dan Hill has worked with her on to polish them to a fine shine at the upcoming Fredericton Arts Alliance Gala Fundraiser on Thurs, Oct 12, 7pm. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Westminster Books. Also performing: the always superb Dianne Roxborough Brown & the always stellar Don Bosse Quartet with the amazing Mary Milliken. There will be wonderful art up for auction by talented artists in the Fredericton community.
Connecting Creatively with Iconic Music Man Dan Hill
August 24, 2017
Cat can finally share her amazing news more widely. Award-wining music artist Dan Hill has accepted to mentor Cat in her music craft ongoing. Dan has such insight into songwriting and a true gift for lyrics that stay with you. Under his tutelage; Cat can only grow stronger in her songwriting. Check out Dan Hill by googling him and checking out his music on Youtube.
Music Artist Receives Grant from Province of NB and Music NB to Produce Music Album
May 17, 2017
Cat recently received a grant to produce her first music album Blue to Blue
Music Artist Receives Career Development Grant from artsnb
December 6, 2016
Cat has received a professional development grant from artsnb to assist her in her music development studies in songwriting and composing. She will mentor with well known artist Debbie Adshade on a new music project.