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Moffatt’s one-woman show set at Motlow

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

Katy Moffatt

Katy Moffatt

Internationally known singer-songwriter Katy Moffatt, whose voice was described as “the most searingly beautiful thing you’ll ever hear” in the London Daily Express, will present Midnight Radio: a One-Woman Show on March 19 and 20 on the Motlow College Moore County campus in conjunction with National Women’s History Month.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on March 19 and at 11 a.m. on March 20 in Eoff Hall. Both are free and open to the public, according to Brenda Cannon, director of student and campus relations at Motlow.

“Midnight Radio: A One-Woman Show is the culmination of Katy’s years as a performing songwriter living in California,” her website reads. “Reflecting a passion for historical events, past and present, personal and farther afield, her songs shine a light on her life and the lives of generations of Americans … This one-woman show is the history of a woman, all women, and a nation.”

Moffatt has recorded 19 records and CDs during her career, including Trilogy, Playing Fool, Fewer Things, Up Close & Personal and The Greatest Show on Earth aka The Evangeline Hotel, which outsold Garth Brooks on the U.K. country charts and stayed on those charts for six months. Her career also includes movie appearances in Billy Jack, Hard Country and The Thing Called Love, and in 2008, she participated in a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Les Paul.

During more than 30 years of performing across the U.S. and in Europe, Moffatt has received outstanding reviews of her work and is a highly respected musician in the Americana genre. She was called “A singer/songwriter/troubadour of the highest order” in the Melbourne Herald Sun, and “One of the most highly respected originators of country rock” by a reviewer in the Oklahoma Gazette.

“If ever there was the perfect singer-songwriter it is Katy Moffatt,” wrote the London Daily Express. “Her songs are drenched in emotion, her voice perhaps the most searingly beautiful thing you’ll ever hear.”

Nat Hentoff wrote of Moffatt in the Wall Street Journal, “In all her albums and her appearances, Katy Moffatt is indeed a storyteller. Her voice has many shades of meaning as well as memory. She illuminates — in natural light — the characters and the places in her songs . . . her passion is the abiding force in her music.”

Moffatt grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and, according to information on her website, was captivated during her childhood by Broadway show tunes, the Beatles and Motown. Later influences on her music included Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Nelson and Ella Fitzgerald, whose version of Cole Porter’s Miss Otis Regrets inspired Moffatt’s acoustic adaptation of the song on her Angel Town CD.

More information about Moffatt and her music is available at http://www.katymoffatt.com/. For more information about her upcoming Motlow College performances, call 1-931-393-1548.