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Bio

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"Her voice could make a bulldog break his leash to hug a hound!" says one fanatic fan. Armed with only an acoustic guitar and a voice as clear as cool water, Cathy Kreger delivers more pure music per minute than a bevy of roadhouse rockers. Her irresistible voice and guitar has earned her a place on stage with world-class acts, including: Bonnie Raitt, David Bromberg, The Band, Patty Larkin, Maria Muldaur, Taj Mahal and Aztec Two-Step.

For over 20 years, this girl and her guitar have been touring throughout the Northeast performing in small theaters, bars, churches, colleges and homes, gathering a devoted following. Her musical style is a unique combination of adult contemporary and old blues, with an alternative folk flair. Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary) once said "No doubt about it. She has a great voice and really has her act together.

Her original songs of true-life stories will pierce your heart, evoking tears and laughter along the way. Kreger turns folk, rock, blues, and pop influences into a lyrical and melodic style that is as passionate as it is polished. She has released four CDs to date. Her latest CD release Pure Imagination has garnered rave reviews, securing her a place in the singer-songwriter/acoustic arena.

Professional Highlights

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  • For the past few years, Cathy Kreger has been touring with the group Lucky 13. Lucky 13 performed on WFUV, Fox Morning Show, Better CT and had a New York Times feature article.
  • Cathy opened for David Bromberg at the IMAC. Bromberg told us that Cathy had really accomplished something that night by winning over his fans.
  • Cathy opened for G.E. Smith at Stephen's Talkhouse
  • Cathy recorded with the Last Hombres and Levon Helm
  • Cathy opened for Janis Ian at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. One of the things Janis said backstage to Cathy was "It’s nice to hear a woman play like that!"
  • Cathy did an interview and a live performance on Christine Lavin’s show on WFUV-FM. Christine always asks her guests for their favorite breakfast recipe, and Cathy shared hers on the show.
  • In the Newsday Night Beat Column's Long Island Music’s Best of 1996 wrap-up, Cathy was named best regional-only artist in the Best Folk Artist category. We thank columnist Robbie Woliver for selecting Cathy from among the many talented singer-songwriters in this area. The column appeared in the January 2, 1997 edition of Newsday.
  • Cathy performed with mandolin player Jim Allen at the Long Island Folk and Blues Holiday Revue presented at IMAC.
  • Cathy opened for Tuck & Patti at Five Towns College
  • Cathy opened for Patty Larkin at Bodle’s Opera House in Chester NY. Patty Larkin and Tuck & Patti on two consecutive days! Yesss!
  • Cathy appeared live on The Roy Abrams Show - WLIR (92.7 FM).
  • Cathy opened for Greg Brown (one of her favorite artists) at a benefit concert for WPKN Radio, Bridgeport CT.
  • The NightBeat column in Newsday features an interview with Cathy. The article is on page 2 of the Part 2 section.
  • Cathy was invited to perform at the International Women's Day Conference at the United Nations.
  • Cathy appeared on the WLIW-TV Channel 21 program Metro Guide. The show featured a very nice interview with host Laura Savini.
  • Cathy opened for David Bromberg and the Band at Silver Cloud Bluegrass Festival. Cathy was also invited to perform with Vassar Clements.
  • Cathy opened for Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal at Silver Cloud Bluegrass Festival.

Venues

  • Vail Leavitt Music Hall
  • Patchogue Theater
  • IMAC in Huntington
  • The Towne Crier
  • Turning Point Café
  • Acoustic Café
  • Last Licks
  • Ashland Coffee & Tea
  • Amazing Things Art Center
  • Watchung Arts Center
  • Hillside Café
  • New Moon Coffeehouse
  • Chapin Rainbow Theater
  • Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater
  • The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center
  • Great South Bay Music Festival
  • The Living Room
  • Urban H2O
  • …and numerous House Concert and Coffeehouse series.

Press Materials

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Poster

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Review Flyer

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