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Cathy Cowette

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Cathy was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine and became interested in music at the early age of eight. Her father noticed her interest and fixed up an old guitar that he had found in the basement. With a little help along the way from her uncles, she learned a few guitar chords, and has been singing and playing ever since.

Cathy performs at area festivals, hootenannies, churches, hospitals and other non-profit organizations. She plays 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar, bass guitar and drums, and has just started to learn the violin. The music she plays is that of some of the world's great singer/songwriters, including Gordon Lightfoot (her favorite), Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg, Paul Simon, Kris Kristofferson and Joan Baez. Her fingerpicking is exceptional, whether playing rhythm, lead, or a combination.

Over the years, Cathy has donated her time and talent to the community by introducing local teenagers to folk music. She gives guitar lessons, most of the time for free, and is now in the process of teaching Dan, her 17 year old son, how to play bass guitar. Dan will be playing bass in several songs at the Lightfoot tribute concert.

Cathy's other hobbies include coaching youth basketball and baseball teams, recording music on her home computer, and training dogs.


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