Artist Name: Catherine King
Song Title: Highway 420
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Catherine King – Highway 420
International performer and recording artist Catherine King released her debut album, Come Back to Me, in April 2016. Catherine has played at various venues on Cape Cod, throughout New England, New York, and Canada. She is a member of BMI, NSAI, Songtown USA, and NETN, which has enabled her to meet and collaborate with other like-minded songwriters from all over the world. Catherine’s new full-length album, Hold On To Your Heart, is being released on October 2, 2018.
Tell us your academic qualification.
Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music.
Tell us how you are promoting your music.
Any possible way I can come up with it!
Share your press release and reviews with us.
For Immediate Release: Cape Cod-based singer-songwriter Catherine King is set to release her first full-length album on October 2, 2018. Produced and recorded at Brick Hill Studio in Orleans, MA by Grammy-nominated Jon Evans, the album also features drummer Liam Hogg and fiddle player Dinah Mellin. The album, titled Hold On To Your Heart consists of nine original songs and two cover tunes. This is a first for Catherine, who usually does not do covers. “These two songs have meaning to me, and I thought I’d do something different and record them, and include them on this record. I hope I did them justice.” The title track is the only co-write on the album. Written by Steve Hamilton, the song is the result of Catherine’s efforts to grow her writing through collaboration. “I don’t usually co-write, and I’m still trying to learn how to relax and just be open to all possibilities. It can be tough sometimes though because my songwriting is very personal. I’m trying to be more objective these days.” Hold On To Your Heart will be available for download on CDBaby.com on October 2, 2018, and CDs will be available there soon as well. You can also buy a CD by going to www.catherinekingmusic.com and leaving a message there.
Explain the story behind the song.
I was driving home to Cape Cod from Toronto, early in the morning. I was almost at the Canadian border when I noticed the highway just seemed to disappear into the sky…I may have been a bit tired. The song started forming in my head, and for the rest of that 9-hour drive, I mentally worked on it. When I finally got home, I sat down with my guitar and wrote the entire song. It’s actually one of my favorite songs on the album.
List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.
Ocean 104 – the Cheap Seats with Cat Wilson; the song is brand new, so I’m sure there will be more, but it’s just getting started.
State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew, or music video director.
No band, just me.
Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.
I’ve been singing and writing since I was a teen. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, I gave up music for over 15 years to raise my three sons. I didn’t get back to it until I went to Newfoundland to visit family. They are very musical and encouraged me to go back to writing and playing.
Tell us what makes you unique from others.
I’m a 51-year-old mother of three boys…I work a day job as a Contract Administrator, working with Government Contracts (heavy stuff). Since I use my brain all day, when I get home I just want to play my guitar and sing, and hang out with my boys. It’s my release. Of course, I’d much rather be a full-time singer-songwriter, but so far I still need a day job to make ends meet. It’s not easy being an indie artist.
List your five favorite songs including the artists.
Blue Rodeo – Falling Down Blue
Tim Easton – Baby Come Home
Tim Easton – Sweet Violet
Bob Dylan – When I Paint My Masterpiece
Great Big Sea – The River Driver