Under Your Hood was recently added to Radio Plattenkeller in Germany. Check out their site for some great blues and rock!
Loplops - November 10, 2018
We are excited to announce are next show at Loplops, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, located at 651 Queen Street East, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Lindsay Pugh will be doing an opening set with material from his new album, Leave in all Behind, followed by material from Catherine's albums Under Your Hood, and This Way. Show starts at 9:30 p.m..
Little Lilith Fair - December 1, 2018
We are excited to announce two days of female artists at the Water Tower Pub, lcoated at 360 Great Northern Road, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. On Saturday, December 1, 2018 performers include Catherine Taddo, Heather Scott, Kelly McGillivray, Maja Bannerman, Penny Gribbon, and Shirley Kominos The event will also be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the same location with artists including Janet Brown, Valerie Powley, Britta Wolfert, Lynne ReVille, Conga Gals, and Ladies Sing The Blues. Donations will be accepted with proceeds to Women in Crisis.
Blues for Food - December 14, 2018
The 9th Annual Blues for Food event, will be held at The Water Tower Pub, on Friday, December 14, 2018, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Artists include Catherine Taddo, Shirley Kominos, Rusty McCarthy, Val Powley, Mike Yurich, Taco Johns, Britta Wolfert, Frank Bock, and Ray Gassi, and Colin Nelson. Due to the large interest, a second event will also be held on December 15, 2018 at the same location. Artists include Lynne Reville, Shirley Kominos, Al Davis, Bob Yeomans, Jay Scali, Warren Reville, Bill Priddle, Jay Scali, and Zack's Allstars. We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and cash. All proceeds to the Soup Kitchen. The event is hosted by The Water Tower Pub located at 360 Great Northern Road in Sault Ste. Marie, and The Sault Blues Society. Show starts at 8:30 p.m..
Catherine Taddo was featured on CBC Bandwidth with Amanda Putz. If you missed the show, you can listen to it by visiting the Bandwidth website, and scrolling to the June 8th, 2013 show.
By Randi Beers
Sault Ste. Marie, ON resident and civil engineer Catherine Taddo can also add the moniker "rockabilly queen" to her belt. Her sophomore release, Under Your Hood, is a cleanly produced, upbeat collection of songs complete with tongue-in-cheek lyricism (see: "Men are just like Street Cars"). There is no doubt that Taddo gets her crowd up and dancing when she's on tour. The album's best moments include rockabilly-cum-doowop hybrid "Waiting for You" and the funk-ified "Under Your Hood." 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. Catherine Taddo certainly is a talent the Ontario north can boast as theirs.
Under Your Hood Earshot! Review
Apparently Catherine Taddo is a latecomer to the blues, but listening to Under Your Hood, there is no indication that this is the case. With 9 originals and one relatively obscure cover (Louis Jordan's 'Men Are Like Streetcars') Taddo has definitely set out to make her mark in the Canadian Blues world. That being said, Under Your Hood also dips into a little bit of funk ('Under Your Hood') and rockabilly ('Waiting For You') that is sure to make the blues die hard a little uncomfortable, but is going to delight fans of danceable, upbeat blues influenced music. The production throughout the album is very clean which really brings out Taddo's commanding, silky, sexy voice while allowing the lead guitar of Rusty McCarthy a lot of room to breathe. The backbeat provided by Ed Young (drums) and Frank Deresti (bass) is absolutely solid, and while a little workman-like (and there is nothing wrong with that), they both shine on the aforementioned 'Under Your Hood'. Deresti's funk runs definitely add to the hip-swaying, toe tapping feel of the song, pushing the enjoy-ability of it up a few notches. Overall, Under Your Hood has a very open and airy feel to it. It's easy to imagine these songs being played live and at times hard to not dance while listening to them. The easy, powerful flow of Taddo's voice mixed with the slick musicianship almost compels the body to sway, tap and move along.
Catherine Taddo has create an excellent modern blues (NOT blues-rock) album and Under Your Hood is sure to be a favourite with both types of people: those who get the blues and those who don't.
By Jason Wellwood