Influenced by Mississippi Delta blues musicians such as Fred McDowell, John Hurt and Son House, catl’s sound is pure floor-stomping juke-joint blues.Toronto-based catl is joined by Andrew Moszynski on drums and Sarah Kirkpatrick on organ, percussion and vocals. Combined they bring years of punk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll to their music (catl in Pecola; Andrew in The Deadly Snakes and Quest For Fire, Sarah in Shitt Hottt), and their music has been described as everything from "dirt blues" to "swamp boogie" to scuzz blues."They played shows from Montreal to Windsor, won the Toronto Blue’s Society’s annual talent search and played NXNE, Pop Montreal and the Southside Shuffle Blues Festival as well as their monthly residency at Toronto's Dakota Tavern. On top of that, they travelled to Detroit’s Ghetto Recorders to record their sophomore album "With the Lord for cowards you will find no place" with legendary producer Jim Diamond.This summer they played with Heavy Trash, Jon Spencer Blues Exlosion and The Gories, also played at the Kitchener Blues Festival and at Elliott Brood's New Year's Eve Party. They were CBC Radio "Q" Friday Live guests to kick off 2011 on January 7 and played a coveted spot at the Montreal Jazz Festival. New album "Soon This Will All Be Gone" due out early 2012.
Poor Players is a five piece Motor City Americana/alt-country band in the vein of artists such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Rodriguez, Iron and Wine or Gillian Welch. We've played around Detroit--venues like the Lager House, Cadieux Cafe, Club Bart, Steak Hut, Rustbelt Market, Cafe 1923, Phoenix Cafe and Atlas Bar in the past year and in festivals like the Metro Times Hamtramck Blowout, the Live Green Festival, and St. Albertus Fest, with local artists such as The Mantons, Mike Galbraith, Tone and Niche, and Sistah Otis, and the Druckman Brothers.