By Paul Schmitt
Musician Cathy Grier of Sturgeon Bay will be taking her notable songwriting and performing skills to Memphis, Tennessee in January. Grier recently won the Paramount Music Association’s People’s Choice Award for solo performer and will represent Wisconsin at the International Blues Challenge in January. She says it was quite the honor to be selected.
Grier who has been playing since her childhood in the 1970’s says she has been influenced by the music of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Etta James to name a few. A native New Yorker, Grier moved to Door County less than a year ago after living and performing around the country including Key West, Florida. Her guitar solo career started in 1977 in Connecticut as a high school senior.
Cathy Grier performing at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay back in June.