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Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis “Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis”

Acclaimed songwriter Catherine Feeny met jazz drummer Chris Johnedis after recording her rebellious fourth solo album, America. She had just come back from the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, and he was returning from 2 years of working and studying in Thailand. Two years later, working with producers Sebastian Rogers (Floetry) and Sheldon Gomberg (Ben Harper, Ricki Lee Jones) in an intense four-day session in Silverlake, CA, the two created a universe of sound that is spare, yet playful and propulsive for their eponymous collaborative album. Leveraging Feeny’s quietly costly vocals and classic pop songwriting against Johnedis’s exhilarating polyryhthms, the team masterfully maximized what a single ukulele, a solo voice, a looped guitar and a set of drums can be. Audiences across the US and Europe have been mesmerized by the spell Feeny and Johnedis cast on stage.