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by Cathy Rivers

A collection songs about liquor love and heartache bridging the gap from Alt.Country to Punk
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Fast Girl Cathy Rivers
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2. Arms Of Mexico Cathy Rivers
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3. What's her Name Cathy Rivers
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4. Rain Song Cathy Rivers
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5. Twister Cathy Rivers
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6. Martyr Cathy Rivers
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7. Nobody's Baby Cathy Rivers
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8. ShotgunRomance Cathy Rivers
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9. You Break My heart Every Time Cathy Rivers : Troy Olsen
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10. Fate walks in the room Cathy Rivers
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11. Blank Track Cathy Rivers
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13. Thirteen Cathy Rivers
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Album Notes
After spending several years honing he style as a singer -songwriter in a wide array of bands, and after supporting and promoting successful artists, Cathy Rivers has cultivated her own experiences in to a unique style of songwriting that brings a fresh perspective to American music. Her first full-length record "Bleached" will certainly earn her a spot alongside other great singer-songwriters like Steve Earle or Lucinds Williams.

Cathy Rivers is a story teller. Like the tattoos that color her arms, her songs paint pictures about who she is, where she has been, and the things that bring meaning to her life. In the same way that Lucinda Williams' " Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" conjures images of Southern life, Rivers' " Bleached" is loaded with narrative songs that evoke feelings of the hope and despair of living in the desert Southwest, the place that Cathy calls home. While songs of sex, vice, loss etc are all well covered territory, she offers a unique, womans perspective. The songs are hard edged, razor sharp, but expose a vulnerability and bitter truthfulness that most female singer-songwriters aren't willing to confront.

Bleached is a boundary defying record that is steeped in country roots, but incorporates the raw energy of punk rock, pop sensibilties, and a lazy, desert blues sound- it runs the gambit of American styles. The varying sounds are tied together by Rivers stand out vocals that defy immediate comparison to other women in the genre, but that certainly bring a fresh voice to Americana music.


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Mark A.

A Great 'Roots' Album
If you're like me, you have a passion for 'roots' music in its various manifestations, and appreciate fresh talent in the field, someone who stands out with his or her own style.

If so, "Bleached" will make a worthy addition to your CD collection. Cathy Rivers isn't simply a "singer" -- she's someone WHO CAN REALLY SING! Her voice is rich and expressive, and when she begins spinning her tales, you'll be all ears.

As for Rivers' songwriting skills? There's not a weak track on the CD. Far from it, in fact. This is a collection of truly fine songs, which take you from the desert highways of the Southwest to the noisy streets of the Barrio. The beautiful "Arms of Mexico" and the brooding "Thirteen" are alone worth the price of admission. The occasional twangy guitar and uncluttered, well-done arrangements, add the finishing touch.

"Bleached" is one of a handful of debut CD's released in recent years that have really stood out from the crowd. Thanks, Cathy, for a great -- and very welcome -- release.



Cathy Rivers is inspired, of superb songs, of the remarkable words, a beautiful voice,Perfect!