As an American singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads, Caitlin Canty’s voice has been called “casually devastating” by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Music describes her songs as having a “haunting urgency.” On Saturday, June 8 Caitlin Canty travels to Maine to perform at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.
Since the release of her critically-acclaimed “Reckless Skyline” in 2015, Canty has put thousands of miles on her songs, circling through the U.S. and Europe. She’s warmed up stages for Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Milk Carton Kids and Josh Ritter and recorded with longtime collaborators Darlingside and with Down Like Silver, her duo with Peter Bradley Adams. She won the Troubadour songwriting competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and her song, “Get Up,” was nominated for Song of the Year in the Folk Alliance International Music Awards. Canty’s original recordings have recently appeared on CBS’s Code Black and on the Netflix original series House of Cards.
“Motel Bouquet,” Canty’s third record, features ten original songs that hold her darkly radiant voice firmly in the spotlight. Produced by GRAMMY-winning Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) and recorded live over three days in Nashville, the album boasts a band of some of finest musicians in roots music, including fiddler Stuart Duncan and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. Rolling Stone hails Motel Bouquet as “dreamy and daring” with “poetic lyrics and haunting melodies.”
Noisey proclaims her music is "Gritty alt-folk," while The San Francisco Chronicle says of her voice and unshakable poise that she “is bound to be the next great American star, Canty is ready to be discovered.”
“Caitlin Canty is traveling our way as a result of numerous requests from Opera House guests,” said Cathy Sherrill, executive director at the Opera House. “And thanks to the sponsorship of Eric Wood and Kim Bolduc.”
Come discover Caitlin Canty on Saturday, June 8. Advance discounted tickets are $15 and only available at the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Ave. or by calling 633-5159. Regular tickets are $20 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and at the door. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 concert.