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Carrie Catherine live at the Refinery

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This week on the X, we have a feature concert with Saskatoon singer-songwriter and cultural can-do maven Carrie Catherine recorded live at the Refinery, backed by the mad man of percussion Hal Schrenk.  

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Carrie Catherine is a prairie chanteuse and award-winning songwriter. Her new album Wilderness was produced by Colin Linden (Lucinda Williams, Colin James, Bruce Cockburn) and recorded in Nashville with an impressive team of musicians. Honoring Carrie's unique songwriting, the album features Emmylou Harris' rhythm section and Nashville legend Charlie McCoy to achieve a roots sound that is all her own.

The Wilderness CD Launch concert we're playing, featuring songs from the new release, has the added value of percussionist/inventor/graphic designer/renaissance man Hal Schrenk, who never met an object from which he could not get an interesting sound.

Listen to the whole concert here courtesy of Radio 2's Concerts on Demand.

When Carrie's not on the road, she an active cultural community builder in her hometown of Saskatoon. She produces the Hayloft house concert series in an old grocery store converted into live/work space andperformance venue. You can find what's coming up at the Hayloft here.

Says Shannon Boklaschuk of the Saskatoon Star Phoenix about Carrie "Catherine, to be perfectly honest, was amazing. She exceeded all of my expectations, and delivered a quality show that left everyone wanting more."

Carrie was the  January 2012 Miss Chatelaine!

Here's a video about the new CD: