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Cat Rhodes & The Truth
In 2013 Catherine Rhodes and Grammy nominated drummer Bryan Morris as director formed their band, Cat Rhodes & The Truth. While putting the band together, several musicians played with them to find the other members and they are Jojo Morris on bass andBob Erickson Jr., on guitar. The band performs covers of Blues, R & B, Jazz, Motown, original music and is working on an upcoming CD. Their years of experience have helped to create a unique chemistry and musical expression and they are excited about sharing it with the world. They just don’t play the blues but have lived it and are ready to reap the blessings and rewards that come from hard work, determination and perseverance. They can be found along the Gulf Coast, especially in Pensacola, Florida performing at any of the many beautiful venues located there.In particular, Catherine and Bryan are deeply honored and proud to be new members in the Blues Society of Northwest Florida in Pensacola.
For the three years before forming her band, toured as a guest artist with world renowned Louisiana Blues Hall of Famer and 7 times Grammy nominated musician Kenny Neal, in Paris, Germany as well as other artist in the southeast region of the United States. Attached is link to YouTube video of performance on the Legendary R & B Cruisehttp://youtu.be/LNJxMFEzlfE. Adding to her resume, she also was a Radio Personality for WLVV Spanish Fort Alabama and secured Leading roles in the #1 Hit Gospel Stage Play, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got, written by the late David Payton.
During the early part of her career, she traveled extensively in Europe where she performed with the group Natural Sweetness on the Seven/7 Concert Tour, which began in Mannheim, Germany. Was alsoopening act for Bryan McKnight, Pebo Bryson and Joan Faulkner, of West Germany.The group started as back-up singers for award-winning R & B artist Jimmie “Bo” Horne.During this period Catherine didRunway and Photo Model for the German Based Company Veronique’s Model Team of Frankfurt Germany.Other noteworthy mentions are performances with Clarence Carter, Jerry “Ice Man” Butler, TheReggae Festival @ the Amphitheater in Louisianaand home coming celebration for BB King.
Catherine has been singing since childhood starting out with her mother’s gospel group, “The Melotones”. Growing up in a large family and the second to last of twelve children presented Catherine with a built in audience in front of which to perform. This she excelled in and was soon the envy at family gatherings and parties where she would perform the current dances and sing to popular records. It was only natural and a matter of time before she followed her dream and pursued a career in the Entertainment Industry and over the years, this dream and a determination to be a winner has led her to become an accomplished singer/song writer, model, dancer, and actor. Further showcasing her photographic presence is this link to the video of her original composition I Like,http://youtu.be/46FTj-Lyy9E.
All in all, so far Catherine Rhodes has lived a life full of ups and downs, not unlike so many of us. With a winning smile, personality and charm to match, she continues to pursue her dreams of singing for the world and if you listen real close, you can hear her story in her songs.