5th-business presents Cathy Porter's songwriting, arrangements and production in a variety of styles, bringing together some of the most interesting and diverse musicians on Canada's East Coast.
"Those roles which, being neither
those of Hero nor Heroine,
Confidante nor Villain,
but which were nonetheless
essential to bring about
the Recognition or denouement
were called the Fifth Business."
~ Robertson Davies, Fifth Business
Volume 1: Collection in a Cup ranges from hillbilly rap, jazz, blues, folk and gospel, to a
Tin Pan Alley soft shoe. Featuring lyrics by Martha Laugher, set to music, melodies and arrangements by Cathy Porter, 5th-business' first release includes performances by: Al Tuck, Erin Costelo, Wendy MacIsaac, Benn Ross, Rachel MacLean, Rachael Henderson, Seph Peters, John Spearns,
James Logan, and more!