Catherine Backus - Singer Guitarist - Roanoke, VA - Hero Main

Catherine Backus

Singer Guitarist from Roanoke, VA Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 7 Reviews
  • 18 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $100 per hour

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Catherine is an award-winning singer-songwriter who often draws comparisons to Gillian Welch and Kathleen Edwards. A classically trained music therapist, she has an encyclopedic knowledge of American music from bluegrass to jazz standards to 90's pop. She plays just about anything with frets (and the trumpet). Catherine is comfortable in settings both formal and casual, and has a knack for learning material quickly and competently. She has over a decade of experience recording, performing, and touring around the eastern United States, and is happy to provide instrumental music in addition to songs of all genres. Catherine can provide her own sound equipment and is just about as low maintenance as any musician you'll ever meet. She looks forward to working with you to make your event one-of-a-kind.


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Avg 5.0 | 7 Reviews

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Review by Elli T.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 10, 2019From Roanoke, VA

Catherine was amazing. Super quick to respond via email, she sent me demos of songs she typically sings at wedding ceremonies. I asked her for a couple new ones and she immediately responded. So A++ for ease of booking and responsiveness. And then the actual ceremony - holy wow was she AMAZING. I can't imagine having had anyone else by Catherine sing for us. It felt so personal to us and I got so many compliments. My only regret was not asking her to play during our cocktail hour as well!

Review by Benjamin R.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 29, 2019From Winston Salem, NC

An incredible musician, amazing voice, just blew people away. Total professional. I can't say enough positive things. A truly unique talent.

Review by Lara E.

WeddingReviewed on June 9, 2019From Fincastle, VA

I booked Catherine for just a short period of time for my wedding and I wish we had booked her for longer! She was amazing, professional, on-time and incredibly talented. Our guests loved her and I'd book her again in a heartbeat. Thanks for making everything so easy Catherine!

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Song List

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  • Crazy | Patsy Cline
  • Hey Good Lookin | Hank Williams
  • Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
  • Amazing Grace | Traditional
  • Can the Circle Be Unbroken | Carter Family
  • Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Georgia on My Mind | Ray Charles
  • You Really Got a Hold on ME | Smokey Robinson
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow | Carter Family
  • Jolene | Dolly Parton
  • Coalminer's Daughter | Loretta Lynn
  • Coat of Many Colors | Dolly Parton
  • Lucky | Britney Spears
  • Old Rugged Cross | Traditional
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee | Traditional
  • Passionate Kisses | Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • If it Makes You Happy | Sheryl Crow
  • All My Lovin' | The Beatles
  • Surfer Girl | The Beach Boys
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow | The Shirelles
  • Be My Baby | The Ronettes
  • I Can't Help Falling in Love with You | Elvis Presley
  • Wildwood Flower | The Carter Family
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky | Bill Monroe
  • Faded Love | Bob Wills


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Date Selected: 12/7/2022

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Upcoming Events

June 3, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Blacksburg, VA

Past Events

October 15, 2022 • Wedding
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Asheville, NC
September 23, 2022 • Community Event
Fri3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Harrisonburg, VA
February 29, 2020 • Wedding
Sat2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Greeneville, TN
October 1, 2019 • Happy Hour
Tue4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Roanoke, VA
August 10, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Roanoke, VA
July 26, 2019 • Community Event
Fri5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Roanoke, VA
June 29, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Winston Salem, NC
June 9, 2019 • Wedding
Sun7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fincastle, VA
June 8, 2019 • Celebration
Sat2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Stokesdale, NC
May 11, 2019 • Wedding
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Yellow Spring, WV
February 13, 2019 • Concert
Wed12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Waynesboro, VA
October 20, 2018 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Huddleston, VA

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