Catherine MacLellan ist eine der gerfragtesten Singer/Songwriterinnen Kanadas, scheut aber jeglichen Medien Zirkus.
Catherine MacLellan has become one of Canada's finest and favourite singer-songwriters on her own merits. She's kept away from the media circus and celebrity scene, preferring to live at home in rural P.E.I. She's worked diligently at her craD, releasing a series of remarkable, creaEve albums, culminaEng in the Juno Award-winning The Raven's Sun from 2014. Most impressively, she has chosen to carve out her career path without trading on her family name. That's preMy hard to do, when your father is one of the country's most famous songwriters. Gene MacLellan wrote two world-wide, mulE-million selling smash hits: Snowbird by Anne Murray, and Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean plus dozens more gems. "I didn't know who I was yet, and so I didn't want to be in his shadow and have that kind of pressure on me," she explained. "People would talk about my dad, but I would try to steer the conversaEon away from that for the first while." But now, that's changed. MacLellan has gone from shying away from those songs to fully embracing them, with a stunning new album celebraEng her father's musical legacy. If It's Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan contains 13 of her father's most famous composiEons. "Now I want to share my dad's music and it's also an opportunity for me to get to know him beMer. The more I get to know his songs, the closer I feel to him." She's taken the journey one step further; MacLellan has wriMen a new theatre show that will debut in July in CharloMetown, at the P.E.I. Brewing Company stage. Also called If It's Alright With You, it's filled with stories from her father's life, from surprising revelaEons to inEmate descripEons of their Eme together. ADer the show finishes its run in P.E.I. in the summer, she'll take it on tour across the country in the coming months. "He would be happy to know that his songs conEnue on, being remembered and given a new spark," she said. If It's Alright By You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan features two generaEons of Juno Award-winning arEsts, and is available from True North Records.