Catherine Feeny is embarking on an 18-date tour--her first since relocating to Portland from her former base in Norwich, Norfolk, UK—and has just announced the availability of an exclusive pre-release version of her upcoming album, “People In The Hole”, via her site, www.catherinefeeny.com. Aside from being able to purchase the album in advance directly from Feeny’s site, fans can hear a sneak peak of five streaming songs from the full-length.
Although she is American-born (she grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in a house where George Washington once slept), Feeny began garnering popular and critical acclaim in the UK early in her career with the 2003 release of her eponymous full-length debut. In 2006, as Feeny split her time between the UK and Los Angeles and was signed to EMI, her stateside following continued to grow. There, in 2006, LA-based tastemaker Nic Harcourt played her on Morning Becomes Eclectic, his KCRW radio show, and her song “Mr. Blue” off that year’s “Hurricane Glass” LP was featured in the film “Running With Scissors”. That same track reached the A-list at Britain’s most listened-to radio station, BBC Radio 2, and Feeny toured the British Isles extensively both headlining and in support of artists such as Martha Wainwright, Kelly Jones (The Stereophonics), Suzanne Vega and The Indigo Girls.
After a corporate takeover at EMI, Feeny became a dropped-artist casualty and returned to the ‘States in 2008. Back in her home country, Feeny embarked on a two-month house show tour of America, playing exclusively in peoples’ homes to intimate audiences, taking refuge in her hosts’ living spaces at night, and reveling in the joy of the open road. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Feeny is excited to undertake her first club tour since returning from the UK.
9.30.09: Portland, OR @ Laurelthirst
10.02.09: Eugene, OR @ CD World
10.03.09: Arcata, CA @ Mosgo’s
10.06.09: San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Clubhouse
10.07.09: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café
10.08.09: San Diego, CA @ LeStats
10.10.09: Phoenix, AZ @ O’Brien’s Pub
10.13.09: Denver, CO @ There Bar & Lounge
10.15.09: Philadelphia, PA @ The Tin Angel
10.18.09: New York, NY @ The Living Room
10.21.09: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
10.22.09: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
10.24.09: Lexington, KY @ Al’s
10.26.09: Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10.27.09: Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
10.28.09: Asheville, NC @ Warren-Wilson College
10.29.09: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11.01.09: Charleston, NC @ O’Malley’s