PEI’s own Catherine MacLellan received the Juno for 2015 Roots And Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
By Stephen Pate – Islanders, Maritimers and Canadians have a special feeling of pride for Catherine MacLellan for her Juno win Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario.
Catherine MacLellan is the daughter of singer – songwriter Gene MacLellan, who wrote Snowbird, the song that put Anne Murray on the charts with her first #1 song and the first Canadian song certified gold by the RIAA. Snowbird was recorded by more than 25 artists including Elvis Presley.
“The Raven’s Sun takes the listener further along Catherine’s journey in song, delving deeper into the territories of life, death and transformation. Produced by her long–time musical partner Chris Gauthier, The Raven’s Sun shines a light on their musical chemistry and catches them both at their best.
Recorded in the woods outside of Woodstock, NY by GRAMMY Award–winning Danny Blume, it features stellar guest performances by Nashville fiddler Andy Leftwich. This album is another reminder that Catherine’s songwriting and musicianship are unparalleled among performers of her generation.” Catherine MacLellan Music
Catherine MacLellan is a soft gentle singer who gets inside your head with her deeply personal songs. Her 3rd CD Water in the Ground never leaves the 6-CD rotation in our car. My wife will invariably say “Put Catherine on.”
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