A particularly sweet note on Silhoutette, Catherine MacLellan’s latest recording, is her rendition of “Snowbird”.
It’s a stripped down version of the Canadian classic, featuring Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy. She delivers it like she owns it and in a way she does, It was written by her father, the late lamented Gene MacLellan. The recording captures her best qualities effortlessly – elegantly woven songs, amemorable blend of heartfelt powerfully introspective lyrics and catchy melodies.
Catherine MacLellan’s star has been rising in North America. Voted Critics Favourite New Discovery by Penguin Eggs Magazine in 2008 she expanded her already loyal fan base as she toured in support of legendary artists including Bruce Cockburn in the United States and Steve Forbert in the UK, while also holding her own by showcasing in Boston, Berlin, Cannes, Memphis, New York, London, and Paris.
Her albums have collectively hit #1 on the iTunes Canada Roots charts, and been acclaimed by tastemakers at Maverick Magazine, fRoots, The Austin Chronicle, and Boston Globe.
She is the person in the room who demonstrates her commanding presence without announcing their arrival, Catherine MacLellan’s fine songwriting talent and accomplished performance draws her listeners in with little effort, and without need of any persuasion. She is understated, but no less charismatic on that account.