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Katy Moffatt

With Denise Franke. Saturday, January 11, at the Beachland Ballroom.

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Katy Moffatt
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Singer-songwriter Katy Moffatt is the exception to nearly every rule the music industry has to offer, as her 25-plus-year career has defied genre classification, earning her a devoted audience, deserved acclaim, and one unlikely accomplishment after another.

Moffatt's amazingly diverse background has included roles in movies such as Billy Jack, Hard Country, and The Thing Called Love; opening stints for Jerry Jeff Walker and Muddy Waters; playing in the Pleasure Barons with Mojo Nixon and the late Country Dick Montana; scoring an Academy of Country Music nomination for Best New Female Vocalist in 1985; and rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Mojo, and Newsweek. She has recorded more than a dozen albums for labels both major and minor, and has delivered the country/folk/blues goods to each and every one of them. Moffatt's most recent offering, Cowboy Girl, finds her exploring Western themes by rearranging period pieces, covering the best contemporary artists, and writing a couple of classics herself. It's just one more example of Moffatt's complete rejection of anything as confining as a musical pigeonhole, and her success in escaping from the industry's need to cram her into one.

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