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Catie Waters CD (UK Review)

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Catie Waters is a Texas based singer / songwriter and Stone Child her eight track debut album shows, her talent, versatility and suggests that she can reach the very top.

Her music combines the influence of classic soul R&B and Jazz with influences from contemporary artists and the tracks here will appeal to both underground and mainstream audiences.

The Album opens in fine style with the funky title track. “Spirit in the Sound “is more upbeat has a light jazzy feel.  The beautiful haunting “Secret Place” starts as a ballad and  builds in intensity and tempo  towards the end.

“Bleed” is my favourite track a powerful song for the neo soul lover. 1961 has a slightly retro feel reminding  me of an Earth Wind & Fire arrangement.

Over Now” is a funky number aimed firmly at the more soulful R&B dance floors “I’m Gonna Make It”  is an illustration of Catie’s  crossover potential  a catchy tune featuring a  children’s choir delivering an uplifting message that could easily appeal to mainstream radio .

The final track “Better Day” is a great song delivered with passion and could easily sit on an Adele album although Catie’s voice is more reminiscent of Erykah Badu

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Info on Catie Waters

IMG_0212bThe music of Dallas-based singer/songwriter Catie Waters has been described as a unique blend of jazz and soul, with rich undertones of R&B and funk grooves.

Undoubtedly unique and unwavering in her commitment to her artistic vision, there is an intellect and maturity that penetrates through her music. Appealing to multiple genres, Catie knows exactly who she is as an artist.

Dark, enchanting, soulful and haunting, Catie’s original music and lyrics are derived fromearly life experiences that inspired introspection and accelerated maturity,fostering the gifted mind of a uniquely talented artist.

Billie Holiday and Marvin Gaye are among Catie’s first musical idols, with influences also coming from artists such as Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, Erykah Badu, Adele, and Robert Glasper.

Catie Waters – An Introduction (EPK Official Video)

Growing up in a small town in Northern Arkansas before moving to the cosmopolitan city of Dallas has enabled her to observe different societal views and values that have added perspective to her vast knowledge of cultural history.  The majority of Catie’s childhood was spent immersing herself in books, having read as many as 300 titles in one year’s time.

CatieWaters (40B of 40)She is particularly fascinated with the Civil Rights Movement and the Freedom Riders. Catie admires people of courage and those that have overcome strife and oppression in their lives.

Two of Catie’s favorite quotes:

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”  – Ernest Hemingway

Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.”  – Epictetus

Catie Waters covers “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse

With a clear vision and commitment driving her to succeed, Catie Waters is the complete package as an artist. With her youthful energy and passion, her goal is to bring Jazz to the forefront as a popular genre. Catie aspires to write organic songs with tremendous depth that will inspire listeners to empower change.

CatieWaters (38b of 40)Catie is no stranger to the stage; having already performed at venues such as House of Blues in Dallas, The NAMM Show in Anaheim, The Bitter End in New York City, and Live in the Vineyard in Napa.

Also her music as being featured on KNON 89.3 Despierta Dallas, The Genie of Smooth 98.1  Rhythm & Soul Radio and Solar Radio.

Sought after by multiple producers in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas, Catie chose to collaboratein the Fall of 2012 with the talented Producer/Musician, Caleb Sean, who co-produced Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had.”

Stone Child – Catie Waters (Official Video)

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With the participation of many amazing musicians, Catie recorded her first album with all live instrumentation to bring her organic vision to life. Catie Waters’ debut Album, Stone Child, is OUT NOW.  This is only the beginning for this emerging artist!

Catie Waters covers “Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn

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