Big Muddy Folk Festival


Ray Abshire Trio
Cathy Barton & Dave Para
and Bob Dyer

Byron Berline & Barry Patton
Peter & Lou Berryman
Ralph Duren
Leela & Ellie Grace
Polka Don Lipovac
Katy Moffat
Bill Spence & George Wilson
Matt Watroba

Missouri Folk Arts Program





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Big Muddy Folk Festival
Boonville, Missouri
April 5—6, 2002

Katy Moffat

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She sings with lovely and powerful voice, writes songs with feeling and wit, and plays some pretty hot licks on the guitar. Katy Moffatt has been around for some time making music which occasionally finds the mainstream but always keeps to a current of her own choosing. She has recorded for Columbia Records, been nominated best new female vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, had her songs covered by Hoyt Axton and Janie Fricke and outsold Garth Brooks in the U.K. But Katy has kept her focus wide and her career broad, playing great music for people who like to hear music without labeling it. The American music machine, however, thrives on labels, and it doesn't accommodate well a woman who can play the country blues and write songs about Dylan Thomas. She is always ready to experiment with different musical styles. So I don't have to call her a folksinger, because Katy can play and sing whatever she wants, and she does it so well and her audiences know that.