catherine the great is the solo project of Catherine Backus, one-half of twinsome duo the Skipperdees. A native East-Tennessean and graduate of the University of Georgia (go dawgs, go b-52’s), Catherine now resides in Virginia, where she splits her musical time between playing bluegrass with old dudes and singing songs she wrote. Her music has drawn comparisons to Kathleen Edwards, Lori McKenna, and Gillian Welch (who also won the Merlefest CASC, in 1992).

she would love to see a picture of your dog.