About Cathy Miller
Since the release of her first CD Catalyst late last year, Cathy has been performing with a number of different groups, but her main passion is her Americana/Blues band with singer and guitarist Michael Grady, The Steelheaders. They present incredible original tunes (mostly written by Michael), alongside unique and powerful renditions of classic blues and rock songs.
She also has a duo with singer/songwriter Jim Gill, playing primarily original music in the folk/rock vein, as well as a mix a Celtic, bluegrass and intriguing arrangements of crowd favorites.
She is a versatile artist, able to teach and perform folk, rock, Irish, blues, bluegrass, Scottish, classical and jazz styles. In addition to her regular performance schedule, she can also be found routinely sitting in with all manner of bands in the Northeast Ohio area.
Cathy studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a graduate of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She studied with John Kochanowski, Kathryn Plummer and members of the Blair String Quartet. She has been teaching private fiddle, violin, viola, voice, guitar and theory lessons in the Northeast Ohio area for the last seventeen years.
She is a former member of the progressive rock band Uzizi, combining centuries-old sacred harp singing with a modern 5-piece band. Cathy was a founding member of Los Angeles-based Pushing Air, and played fiddle in the bluegrass bands Taproot and The Crooked River Fire Brigade.