From our promo for this concert:
A return engagement by Nashville recording artists Billie Joyce and Toni Catlin on Friday night headlines the upcoming 4-night weekend of live music at Fountain General Store.
Joyce and Catlin are among the best of the new singer-songwriter talents in Nashville, and they have recently returned from a successful European tour.
Joyce, a native of Kamsack, Saskatchewan, has been singing since she was 5; as a teenager she traveled the US and Canada with her own rock band. She subsequently returned to her home, where she worked as a prison guard who still wanted to be a singer.
In 2002, she relocated to Nashville, released her debut CD, and began touring the US and Europe. Her recent European tour was to support release of her second CD, One Willing Heart, which was recorded in the Netherlands.
Joyce performs mostly her own material, bluesy rock ballads from a strong woman’s point of view.
Catlin, who grew up in the Adirondacks, sings “rootsy folk-rock with integrity.” Her song “Me and My Heartache on the Run” won the 2001 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. She has opened for Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Chicago and is a regular participant in the monthly Nashville singer-songwriter showcase known as Girls with Guitars.
Catlin was a finalist in the pop song category in the U.S.A. songwriting competition in 2004 for “Undertow” and in 2005 for “Deeper.” “Her CD Uncovered, with 13 original songs, is in final production.
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