Catherine Feeny
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Catherine Feeny

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Album Review"

"Catherine Feeny’s songs are entrancing... You can hear a passion behind her experimental pop songs that carries with it both nostalgia and innovation..." - The Deli Magazine

"Catherine Feeny: "America" (2012)"

"Feeny paints with the paintbrush of revolution, songs are uplifting and unifying; not despite of but because of the fragile country they sing about..." - Cincinnati Music Examiner

"Show Review"

"Feeny’s songs are often those of an exile... her low key, quietly devastating delivery sounding somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Billie Holiday... "
- The York Press

"Album Review"

"Hurricane Glass is one of those albums that soothes the listener into quietude... and only then coils its complications and ambiguities around you..." - The Sunday Times

"Show Review"

"If Catherine Feeny was an explorer, she would wade into crocodile-infested waters and emerge without a scratch..." - The Guardian


America (LP) 2012
People in the Hole (LP) 2009
Empty Buildings (EP) 2007
Mr. Blue (Single) 2006
Hurricane Glass (LP) 2006
Catherine Feeny (LP) 2003



Catherine Feeny grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, part of a tight-knit family for whom music was a uniting force. Absorbing Springsteen through her older brother, Simon and Garfunkel through her parents and The Smiths through her elder sister, she early on developed a keen ear for songwriting.

Joe Purdy recorded her first album, a self-titled affair that garnered acclaim for its compelling songwriting and sparse, melancholic mood. The album won Feeny an audience in Belgium where it was championed by French language radio station Classic 21.

Feeny’s second album, “Hurricane Glass” was produced by Sebastian Rogers, an English producer/artist she met at the Hotel Café. The song “Mr. Blue,” an earlier version of which had been included on her first album, was picked up by KCRW in LA, and later featured in “Running with Scissors,” “The O.C.,” and “Miss Conception.” It also ended up on the A-list at Britain’s most popular radio station, Radio 2.

Inspired by her experience at the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, Feeny crafted a subtle, moving work titled, “America” that was released in 2012. The album’s first single “United” – a pulsing, revolutionary anthem – caught the attention of writer/activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), who commissioned Feeny to compose a song for her organization One Billion Rising.

Feeny has toured extensively as a headline act and in support of: Wilco, Belle and Sebastian, Suzanne Vega, John Prine, The Indigo Girls, Kelly Jones (The Stereophonics) and Martha Wainwright.