Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a dusky alto and a 1930’s Recording King guitar. Her breakout record Reckless Skyline features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. Produced by Jeffrey Foucault, Reckless Skyline garnered glowing praise from NPR, among others. The San Francisco Chronicle lauded Canty’s, “casually devastating voice and unshakable poise,” and her “easy way with folk, blues and country motifs.”
Both on the road and on her records, Canty creates a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the very heart of American music, tempered with a voice both haunting and distinct.
A constant collaborator, Canty writes and performs with several bands including Down Like Silver, her ongoing duo with Peter Bradley Adams. Prior to Reckless Skyline, she independently released the full-length Golden Hour, a gently produced and Western-tinged album tracked live in Maine in the winter of 2012. Her song, “Get Up” received a Song of the Year nomination in the International Folk Music Awards, and she is the winner of the 2015 Telluride Troubadour songwriting contest. Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent her early years in New York City as a backup singer and performing her own songs at Lower East Side music halls. Caitlin now lives in East Nashville, Tennessee.
“A casually devastating voice and unshakable poise” – San Francisco Chronicle
“A stirring, pedal steel-powered pep talk from a Vermont-born, Nashville-bound songwriter” – NPR Music
“Reckless Skyline was our favorite album of all in 2015” – Kenneth Pattengale, Milk Carton Kids
“With her vintage guitar and rootsy rock style, Caitlin Canty makes a sound all her own on her dynamite new album Reckless Skyline” – Philadelphia Inquirer
“…Canty’s songs have an elemental sound – reflecting the influence of such songwriters as Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty.” – Acoustic Guitar