Catherine Backus

Singer Guitarist from Roanoke, VA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2017
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BOOKED 73 days ago

$100 - $200 per hour
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About
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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Responds quickly to client requests

Wedding Ceremony

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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!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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

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Wedding

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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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Celebration

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Catherine was very talented and has a beautiful singing voice. We had many people comment on how good she was and asking where we had found her. Her performance was perfect and really made our event feel extra special.

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Wedding

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Catherine was so great! She came right in, set up, and was ready to do her job on time! After talking with guests, they said that they loved her music! Also, after hearing a few songs myself, I loved it! One thing I commend Catherine on is her professionalism. After the first few emails of me explaining some of the songs I wanted, she sent me a preview within a few days of two songs that were important in during the ceremony!

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Family Reunion

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We had Catherine to sing at our Family Reunion event and we were very pleased with her. Would recommend her for your event... she was able to add some songs to her playlist that we requested. She was very accommodating for our event. Very talented.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Truly awesome. Couldn’t recommend her more!

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Oct
1
Happy Hour
Roanoke, VA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Aug
10
Wedding Ceremony
Roanoke, VA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Jul
26
Community Event
Roanoke, VA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jun
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Winston Salem, NC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
9
Wedding
Fincastle, VA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
8
Celebration
Stokesdale, NC
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
May
11
Wedding
Yellow Spring, WV
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Feb
13
Concert
Waynesboro, VA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding Ceremony
Huddleston, VA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Cocktail Party
Pembroke, VA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jul
14
Family Reunion
Letart, WV
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Jun
3
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
Jazz Singer
Country Singer
Oldies Singer
Variety Singer
90s Singer
Americana Singer
Country Guitar
Folk Guitar
Oldies Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Catherine Backus will also travel to Cloverdale, Daleville, Salem, Vinton, Troutville, Blue Ridge, Fincastle, Villamont, Catawba, New Castle, Hardy, Montvale, Neola, Boones Mill, Thaxton, Bent Mountain, Goodview, Lafayette, Elliston, Oriskany, Buchanan, Eagle Rock, Fairlea, Wirtz, Moneta, Callaway, Paint Bank, Shawsville, Redwood, Sarton.
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