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Heart on her sleeve. That's how the lyrics of singer-songwriter, Catie King, are worn. Deeply honest and moving, immersed in dark chord progressions and minor keys, her lyrics invite you to sink comfortably into her sound.
At age 16, after spending 3 years learning and writing, tired of computer recordings, Catie entered the studio for the first time where she met producer Dick Hodgin. Her initial efforts drew general scorn and criticism from the well-known "Dream Assassin", but it was obvious to Hodgin, a miner of numerous southern vocal jewels (Hootie and The Blowfish, Craving Melon) that Catie possessed something unique.
King's high school years had her balancing her athletic endeavors on the basketball and softball teams with an array of "assignments" from Hodgin to improve her timing, song structure, vocal delivery and lyrical arrangement.
In her time hanging around Hodgin's studio, Catie would soak in the hallway overflow of artists ranging from Clay Aiken to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Hours upon hours of hard work matured into a small EP release titled, “Between The Lines,” which brought her to the first dwarf star, "Stay", a song she proudly played for Hodgin with the cursory promise of "structure".
From there, the songs came in bunches. Each one a confession of introspective call-and-answer. Hodgin assembled crack studio musicians around her to began the grande alliance that was to become "Catch and Relase". 10 dark, angst-ridden tracks of love, youth and hope.
Catie's magnetically quirky stage presence quickly became the buzz of Chapel Hill where she attends college at The University of North Carolina. Adding the "rest of the band" to her already electric solo presentations rapidly moved her onto the playing field of local contemporary artists. Her CD release show in Chapel Hill for Catch and Release was packed. Now the hard work begins.