Monday 23 August 2021

We are BACK! Catriona Sturton outdoor matinee Sept. 18

Boy. How long has it been? 

This is weird, isn’t it? It’s been over a year since we sent out an email. Bob & Cat saw a live show on Canada Day at the Neat, and that was the first real live music for more than 14 months. 

 We’re still here, though. Our household has been unscathed by COVID, and we hope yours have been too. And we are dipping a toe back into in the house-concert water with one of Ottawa’s treasures: Catriona Sturton. 

 Catriona Sturton is entirely herself. She’s a truly gifted harmonica virtuoso, having spent lots of time in the South soaking up lore of this bluesy instrument from the greats. She’s also a quirky songwriter who can come up with a song title like “Calling from my pants” and BRING IT. 

 Her life has taken her from membership in legendary Halifax band plumtree to a stint in a J-Pop band and to working for and with Dolly Parton. Yes, Dolly. Her live show is like a jack-in-the-box. You never know what’s going to pop up, but it is going to be as entertaining to your ears as that pop-up clown is to a baby. 

Check this sample out: 


Who: Catriona Sturton 
Where: BobCat House Concerts back yard, 214 Northwestern Avenue 
When: Saturday, September 18 (rain date Sunday) 1:30 mingling for a 2:00 start. 
 Suggested donation: $20, ideally in advance by Paypal or e-transfer. 
What: (to bring) your own drinks and / or snacks. Probably better for us all to keep to our own food. 

Other stuff: 

Because we live in strange times, we’re going to do this show a little differently. 

To wit, we are only able to welcome those who are: 
  • Double vaccinated 
  • Medically unable to be vaccinated and willing to wear a mask throughout 
  • We are limiting numbers for this show to 25 total, and we would like to group people together. If you are coming as a foursome, we’ll group you together, etc. So please tell us how many you’ll be so we can arrange chairs and spacing. 
Best thing to do: drop an email to with number of people attending and then send us a transfer. Hope you’re as excited as we are.

See you in September!