Cathy Newhook brings a new voice with a rare old world charm. Growing up surrounded by music Cathy developed her repertoire of NL traditional music and folk. While living in Ottawa she sang and performed regularly with Sheilagh an all-female four-part harmony ensemble. Upon returning to St. John’s she was introduced to guitarist Kirk Newhook with the intent to start performing locally.
Shortly after starting to rehearse as a duo they became a couple. Wasn’t long then until they married and started a family. Although they continued to play music together at home, musical performance took a backseat…the one all the way behind the children’s car seats in the minivan.
In ‘14 & ‘15 they formed Cathy Newhook & the Blue Sky Thinkers and presented concerts entitled Don’t Wait Too Long and Careless Love at the LSPU Hall and Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival.
After another four year hiatus to focus on their growing family and shifting careers Cathy & Kirk are excited to begin performing again.
Repertoire will include Lightfoot, Brandi Carlile, Tedeschi/Trucks, Waits, Stan Rogers and more!