Canadian singer-songwriter Catherine Taddo brings her experiences, passion and voice to her music. After repeated moves as a youngster at age 11 she found a home playing guitar and has been playing and writing songs ever since.
Taddo graduated from civil engineering at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and has since received her professional engineering licence. She didn't leave her music behind however, and has continued to hone her craft. Taddo completed a 12-month tour as a guitarist in a major musical production, which took her across North America and Europe. Taddo's most recent tour in support of her music included dates in both Germany and Italy.
Taddo's first album "This Way" received significant radio airplay and reached number two on the charts at CKXU 88.3 FM. Both CBC and campus radio supported the album, comparing Catherine's unique musical style to that of Norah Jones. The album was also nominated for Best Engineering at the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFA).
Community First Bank selected the title track from "This Way" as their theme song for commercial use. Stations such as 99.5 YES FM, and 97.7 FM The BEAR out of Michigan, released the commercial into rotation. The commercial consequently also garnered air time in the Algoma Region, in Canada.
The latest release Under Your Hood is Taddo's second album. The album debuted at number 1 at the CILU Folk/Roots/Blues earshot chart, and reached number 4 on the Canadian national earshot chart for Folk/Roots/Blues. Also of note is the CFBX number 3 slot for the top blues albums of 2012. Under Your Hood was also recognized on the Roots Music Report at number 15 with Canadian Roots Radio and at number 16 on the Top 50 blues chart. Taddo penned all of the songs on this straight up blues album, with the exception of Louis Jordan's, Men Are Like Street Cars. Under Your Hood features Taddo on rhythm guitar, Rusty McCarthy on lead guitar, Ed Young on drums, and Frank Deresti on bass. Paul DellaVedova is also featured on guitar tracks for Slow Train, Under Your Hood, and Waiting for You.
"Taddo is definitely set out to make her mark in the Canadian Blues world." Earshot
"Taddo's voice has jazzy warmth, a quality that serves as the cherry on top of her catchy melodies and the crisp musicianship of her band." Exclaim
"Catherine has an amazing voice and is definitely a talented artist from the North. She is one of our gems." Daina Maslach, Festival Coordinator, Thundering Women Festival