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Singer Songwriter Caitlin Canty Performs at Arts Barn (Video)

photo of singer songwriter Caitlin Canty

Caitlin Canty
PHOTO | Jay Sansone

The Singer Songwriter Concert Series presented by O’Hair Salon + Spa brings Caitlin Canty to the Arts Barn Thursday, Feb. 19. Canty will lead a workshop at 3 p.m. and perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg. Tickets are $45 for the workshop and concert and $25 for the concert only. The series is presented by O’Hair Salon + Spa. For ticket purchase and information contact the Arts Barn or purchase tickets online.

Caitlin Canty’s intimate solo concert at the Arts Barn will feature many of the songs from her just-released record, Reckless Skyline, as well as original songs from previous records. Canty delivers her fine-edged songs with a 1930’s Recording King Guitar and a dusky alto cut with wild defiant sorrow.

Caitlin Canty performing “My Love for You Will Not Fade” from the Reckless Skyline album

Canty will also present a workshop geared to the needs and interests of those attending. She is prepared to discuss songwriting, performance, record production, and the business of being a full-time touring musician.

Canty describes Reckless Skyline, produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, as “twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rock, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk.” Her songs imbue commonplace moments with strange magic and convey a restless energy, clarity of purpose and a desire to live fully within elemental processes – moving light, running water and wildfire. Lead track “Get Up” sets the tone for Reckless Skyline, with a call to action to push on through the sentimental.

Raised in a small-town in Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, Caitlin Canty spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of the successful Artists Den series. A constant collaborator, Canty writes and performs with several bands and spends much of her year on the road, dividing her time between Nashville, Idaho and New England.

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