Cathy Jean is an American Blues singer, songwriter and musician known for her powerful and soulful vocals. She has collaborated with many well-known local and national musicians. She has released several EPs and full-length albums, and has toured in North America and abroad. Jean has been nominated for three Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) awards.
Cathy plays guitar, piano, violin and harmonica. In 1982, she sold her first record on a 4-track EP. The single, “So Far Away”, from that EP featured her as lead vocalist. She began touring extensively throughout the United States in 1990s. She played the Western Maryland Blues Festival in 1997 as their first female headliner.
Cathy has begun production on her sixth studio album, which will be released in the second half of 2014.