A rising star of 2006, Catherine Feeny releases her eagerly anticipated new album Hurricane Glass
. Produced by Sebastian Rogers and mixed by Dave Way, whose previous credits include Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, Macy Gray and Paul McCartney, the album is a masterclass in intimate songwriting.
Originally from Philadelphia but now residing in Norfolk, Catherine signed to Tallgrass Records in November 2005 after spending the year recording her album and touring with Suzanne Vega, John Prine and Hal. In September 2004, she performed at Londons legendary Ronnie Scotts before playing her own headline dates across France and Belgium where she has already established a devoted audience.
Influenced by a variety of genres and artists including Joni Mitchell, The Smiths, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth and Sinead OConnor, Catherines musical tastes have clearly encouraged her own creative style. Her first studio LP since 2003s self-released Catherine Feeny, Hurricane Glass is a deeply introspective album that focuses on personal struggles and complex relationships. Album highlights include the heart-on-sleeve opening track "Touch Back Down", the Lucinda Williams-esque "Hurricane Glass", the politically weighted "Unsteady Ground" and "Mr Blue" with its immaculate pop streak.
Catherines sound is already making an impact--the stunning "Mr Blue" will be featured in the new Gwyneth Paltrow/Annette Bening film "Running With Scissors", adapted from Augusten Burroughs award-winning book of the same name. The director of the film heard the track on Nic Harcourts influential L.A morning radio show while driving to the film set, and immediately earmarked it for the soundtrack.