It's official! Longtime collaborators Rose Vaughan & Cathy Porter, known for their distinctive and instantly recognizable sound together, have once again combined their remarkable talent and integrity to create a strong new album, Gardener of the Moon. to be released Thurs, June 22nd @ 8pm, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS.
Nearly three years in the making, Gardener of the Moon recalls and builds on Rose & Cathy's signature sound from their days in the Rose Vaughan Trio (1990-2004). Bold in direction, yet delicate, lyrical & timeless, the collection presents eleven newly-minted songs, three remixed favourites from their archives, and a stirring new version of a perennial fan-favourite, Stone & Sand (originally recorded as Stone and Sand by Rose Vaughan Trio, Fire in the Snow, 1993).
Gardener of the Moon features a dozen of the east coast's most-celebrated musicians as guests, including Gina Burgess (violin), Darren McMullen (mandolin & whistles), and John Spearns (cello), with special vocal contributions from Mary Jane Lamond, Rose Cousins, Dave Gunning, and Bill & Joel Plaskett. The album was recorded @ The Hatch with Benn Ross, edited (with additional recording) @ Hoser HiFi with John Parker, and mixed/mastered with Christopher Mitchell @ Halifax Motion Picture Sound & Music.
Congrats to Erin Costelo for her ECMA win at this year's East Coast Music Awards in Saint John, NB, for R&B/Soul recording of the year! Cathy joined Erin on percussion and backing vocals for her showcase following the award presentation.
Percussionist Cathy Porter (alongside guitarist Brad Davidge, both long-time regulars with Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac) helped to present the Tantallon Senior Elementary School choir's lively version of "O Sifuni Mungu" under the inspiring musical direction of Maureen Dunn last month in this year's Spring Spectacular! in Tantallon, NS.
Cathy reunited with her old pals in Blueberry Grunt on St. Paddy's Day at the Grawood Pub in Halifax, NS, for a rip-roarin' good time, backing fearless leader, Dave Roberts, who knows how to make EVERY day a par-tay!
Earlier this year, Cathy joined Chris Ianetti (guitar), Bruce Dixon (bass), Ross Billard (keys), and Scott Ferguson (drums), to record accordion and a plethora of percussion on two new songs for Dave Carroll of United Breaks Guitars.
How to get the MOST out of
playing your CABASA
playing your CABASA
Thanks for making this video one of
the most-watched Cabasa Tutorials on Youtube,
with comments and questions from across Canada, USA,
Mexico, England, France, New Zealand, Germany, and Sweden!
presents its first release, Collection in a Cup,
featuring lyrics by Martha Laugher,
set to music, melodies and arrangements by Cathy Porter.
Ranging from hillbilly rap, blues, jazz, folk and gospel, to a Tin Pan Alley soft shoe,
Collection in a Cup includes performances by:
Cathy Porter, Al Tuck, Erin Costelo, Benn Ross,
Wendy MacIsaac, Rachel MacLean, Rachael Henderson,
Seph Peters, John Spearns, and more!