Katie Moore’s music has always challenged quick categorization by hanging its hat on the hooks between folk, Americana, country and 70’s Southern California. Her newest album, recently released, examines her favourite aspects of the roots of country and bluegrass: singing harmony. Six More Miles (Purple Cat Records) is a duet album with Andrew Horton, inspired by the warm sounds of classic country albums. Andrew has served as bassist in Katie’s band for over 10 years and fronts the Firemen, a shitkickin’ country band that has brought the honky-tonk back to Montreal.
And this July, Katie and Andrew, this powerhouse recording duet comes to the VFMF to showcase their effortless harmonies, a natural vocal connection refined by years of singing together, on stage and off. You’ll hear songs from the album, some of the duo’s favourite traditional country and bluegrass songs: from a plaintive version of Hank Williams’ “Six More Miles,” to “Wild Bill Jones,” an up-tempo bluegrass version of a traditional song that was first recorded in the 1920s. You’ll also hear some original tunes composed by both of this talented duo.
Welcome an unexpected musical gift from La Belle Province in Katie Moore and Andrew Horton; lush vocals and a fresh yet classic country/bluegrass sound that will, in turns, get you on your feet, stir your soul, and reach for the kleenex.
Katie and Andrews will be performing at the festival with Josh Zubot (Jesse Zubot’s brother) and Joe Grass (Patrick Watson, Barr Brothers).