It’s an old saying, ‘time flows away like the water in a river.’ A comparison that has more to it than you might think at fi rst glance. Whether it’s a raging torrent or a bubbling backyard brook, both water and time can hide, obscure, and keep us from seeing some of the priceless treasures that lie just beneath the surface. The key to finding them is simply knowing where to look, and when to listen.
Cat Clyde, a brand new artist out of Stratford, Ontario. A fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; breathing new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon. With in fluences ranging from Etta James to Janis Joplin to Lead Belly; hers is a mix that goes down smoother than a neat glass of mellow Kentucky bourbon. No longer do you need to reach for your trusty sifting pan and river boots to find gold. You just need to know one name.
Her video for “Mama Said” (1.53 million streams on Spotify) is the kind of video that exudes all of her influences and aesthetics into one brilliant piece. Setting up shop in a variety of abandoned busses and sheds deep in the lush, green forest, Cat, her loyal pooch, and her six string slinging bandmate paint a picture of wanderlust and a vagabond lifestyle. Though they may be transient in their nature and home is more of an idea than a place, Cat’s grounded approach to life and mature vision offer up a freedom of spirit that few people ever achieve in their lives.