The long-awaited documentary about Catherine's two-and-a-half-month house-show tour across America will be screening in Portland, Oregon on May 31st at the historic Hollywood Theater! Get your tickets for the exclusive screening plus a Q&A with Catherine, husband/co-star Sebastian Rogers and director Wayne Watson Jr.
Catherine's song "United" has won the Peace Promotion Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest! She will be performing the winning song, among others, at the Abbey Road by the River Festival in Lousiville, Kentucky on May 26.
Catherine and her band, who have been preparing for their West Coast tour, played an excellent hometown show last week at Mississippi Studios. 1859 Magazine was in the house to hear it -- check out the review music blogger Laurel Brauns posted here. Wish you could have been there? Here's a great performance of the song "Police State," captured by audience-member Andrew Linker.
Check out Catherine's forthcoming U.S. West Coast dates here. Don't live on the West Coast, but have friends who do? Include them on the Facebook invite, so they find out when they can catch Catherine and her tourmates Sama Dams in a town nearby.
For the release of the new single, "The Marginalized Limb," Catherine -- in collaboration with Cover Art Competitions -- is inviting fans and creators of all kinds to get involved! Enter the competition by making a video of yourself doing a cover of the song, or by making a homemade music video! See the contest page for details and a free download of the song!
Catherine is very excited to be returning to the stage at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on March 14. The evening will open with the artfully arranged woodwind and strings of local faves Alameda. Catherine will take the stage with her angular 3-piece at 10 p.m. The enchanted, ethereal folk of Harlowe and the Great North Woods will close out the evening. Get tickets in-person at the venue, or buy them online here.
Listeners can now get a window into the creative process and characters behind Catherine's latest release! A new short documentary captures the two-week recording session that took place in February 2012 in Portland, Oregon and resulted in the artist's finest work to date.
Having returned from a successful UK/Europe fall tour, Catherine had a relaxing Thanksgiving at home. Thanks to all of those who came out to the shows!
She is now planning a West Coast tour (March 29-April 7) in cooperation with the excellent Sama Dams. Check back frequently for new show dates!
Portland's KZME has released a podcast of Catherine and her band's gorgeous performance on the station's "Hello Cruel World" program. Also includes interview about the new album "America" and Catherine's experience at Occupy Wall Street. Download the 10/10/12 session here: KZME Podcast.
Founded by writer/activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), One Billion Rising is an organization that calls for an end to the violence that effects 1 in 3 women on this planet. Listen to the track that Catherine created and find out why one billion women are rising on February 14, 2013.
In honor of the first anniversary of the Occupy movement, Catherine has made a digital download of her highly anticipated new album "America" available today!
In the fall of 2011, singer-songwriter Catherine Feeny travelled from her home in Oregon to the financial district of New York City to sleep in a small privately-owned public park as part of the Occupy Wall Street protest. She staid for 5 weeks, getting to know some of the other hundreds that were there, sharing ideas, and gaining new understanding. It was a roller coaster -- from the dizzy excitement of communing with thousands of people in Times Square and Washington Square Park, to the frightening confrontation of brute force as she was arrested in Zuccotti Park.
This galvanizing experience inspired Feeny's fourth solo album. A bold and haunting statement about a nation on a precipice, "America" deftly juxtaposes the fragile beauty of hope with the menace of arrogance and corruption.
The album is available for download now at Bandcamp for just $7. Includes lyrics and making-of photos not available elsewhere.
Shot primarily on a Flipcam during a December 17 Occupy Wall Street action, the new video from Catherine Feeny captures the artist in a boisterous crowd in lower Manhattan near Duarte Park, a small piece of land owned by Trinity Church. The action was designed to draw attention to the conflict between the church's status as a non-profit and its huge corporate land holdings in New York City.
Last month, defendant Mark Adams was sentenced to jail time as a result of his participation in the event. Feeny's own trial relating to the November 15 Zuccotti Park eviction is still pending.
"United" features drum samples and atmospherics recorded in Zuccotti Park last fall. It is from the forthcoming album "America" and is available now as a free download at CatherineFeeny.com.