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Katie Moore


Operating at the crossroads between folk music and indie-rock, Katie Moore has built a distinctive sound from blending old and new. Moore got her start at Montreal’s longstanding bluegrass open-mic night at the Barfly, where she first gained recognition in the local music community. Whether performing solo or collaborating with other Montreal artists like Plants and Animals, Socalled, and Patrick Watson, Moore brings a keen appreciation of old-time country, bluegrass, and alt-country to both her songwriting and her radio show, CKUT’s Country Classics Hour. In 2007, Moore released her stripped-down debut album, Only Thing Worse, which featured the accompaniment of Plants and Animals member, Warren Spicer. Since then, she has co-written the Socalled song, “You Are Never Alone,” which became a hit single in France, while “The Storm” – her duet with Patrick Watson – appeared on his 2007 Polaris Prize-winning album Close to Paradise. When not performing solo, Moore also plays in the Montreal bluegrass band Yonder Hill. (DN)