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concerts at the Arts and Culture
 
Year as well as chosen for a
 
 
Centre in addition to her numerous
 
Bluegrass Stage Performance by
 
 
appearances at nightclubs, private
 
the East Coast Music Association. Her
 
 
parties and benefit concerts.
 

next CD, I See God Everywhere, a

 
     
November 2004 release that is a
 
 
A bass guitar, rhythm guitar and
 
compilation of heart-warming gospel
 
 
mandolin player, Catherine has been
 
songs also received a 2006 ECMA
 
 
a studio musician throughout her
 
nomination for Bluegrass Recording
 
 
ECMA nominated (2003, 2006, 2007, &
 
career. As a session bass player
 
of the Year.
 
 
2010) Catherine Lawrence is no stranger
 
alone, she has 14 recordings to her
     
 
to the music industry, especially
 
credit under the Audit Records label
 
STORIES FROM MY HEART, released
 
 
throughout Atlantic Canada. The release
 
including the original recording for the
 
Dec. 2006 is a compilation of story
 
 
of Close the Door Lightly solidifies her
 
multiple award winning artist, the late
 
telling songs. As Catherine says in her
 
 
commitment to sharing Bluegrass music
 
Minnie White.
 
liner notes, 'It is my hope that, as you
 
 
with an ever-growing audience while
     
listen to the lyrics with their twists
 
 
showcasing Catherine’s strong vocals. A
 
A member of the Country Ducats
 
and turns, you too will be drawn in by
 
 
compilation of some of the finest
 
when they opened for Juno award
 
these great stories.' This project
 
 
Atlantic Canadian musicians complement
 
winner Murray MacLauchlan,
 
again earned an ECMA nomination
 
 
her interpretation of a range of
 
Catherine had also played back-up for
 
(2007) for Bluegrass Recording of
 
 
Bluegrass songs, including many beloved
 
such renown artists as Dallas Arms,
 
the Year.
 
 
standards, to make for a truly memorable
 
Orval Prophet, and Gary Buck. During
 
 
 
listening experience.
 
the 2007 ECMA’s, the Ducats were
  Her latest release, 'Sweet Memories'  
     
honoured with The Stompin’ Tom
 
(Nov. 2008) reflects Catherine's
 
 
A native of Newfoundland and Labrador,
 
Award for long-term contribution to
 
belief that the true gift of a song is
 
 
Catherine’s roots are in Country music
 
the East Coast Music industry.
 
the way its lyrics can instantly
 
 
where she sang lead vocals and played
     
transport you back to a special place
 
 
electric bass for the popular Country
 
Since moving to Nova Scotia in 1994,
 
and moment in time and conjure up a
 
 
Ducats. For four years she vocalized
 
she has devoted her energies and
 
full range of memories. This project
 
 
with band member and Juno award
 
musical talents to Bluegrass. She
 
again earned an ECMA nomination
 
 
winner Eddie Eastman during which time
 
performs throughout Atlantic Canada.
  (2010) for Bluegrass Recording of the  
 
the band was named Favorite
 
Catherine and her band Gator Creek
  Year.  
 
Newfoundland Act as well as Country Act
 
whose members consists of Fred
 
 
 
of the Year. The Newfoundland Herald
 
Lawrence, Ron Jenkins and Bob
 
Marilyn Simpson wrote in the February
 
 
said of the group, “Perhaps one of the
 
Conley, perform their music around
 
6th, 2008 issue of THE LAKER “When
 
 
finest country groups in Canada is the
 
the Zephyrhills area in Florida.
  Catherine and Gator Creek played in  
 
Country Ducats.”
      Sweetwater in January, there was  
     
Catherine produced and co-
  standing room only. Catherine not  
 
Over the years Catherine has built a
 
engineered Close the Door Lightly, I
  only has a beautiful voice, she brings  
 
reputation as a serious musician and a
 
See God Everywhere and Stories
  a beautiful spirit into her music."  
 
distinctive vocalist. “She is a beautiful
 
From My Heart with her husband,
     
 
addition to your top notch act,” said
 
dobro and steel guitar player, Fred.
 
During the summer and fall months,
 
 
John Murphy of the Colonial Broadcasting
 
Together they own Magnum-Opus
 
Catherine and Fred perform a variety
 
 
System Limited. Catherine has appeared
 
Recording.
 
of bluegrass, gospel and country
 
 
on a number of CBC television specials
     
music throughout the maritimes.
 
 
and variety shows including one hosted
 
Catherine has performed her brand of
     
 
by the Country Ducats during which her
 
Bluegrass at various benefits,
   
 
vocal talents were highlighted. Having
 
concerts, and coffee houses since
     
 
guested on CBC radio programs,
 
1994. In 2003, she was excited to be
     
 
Catherine has also performed in several
 
nominated for Bluegrass Artist of the
     
             
             
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