If you missed CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award winner Peter Katz at Club Lambi last Friday, shame on you! You might kick yourself, because it won’t be long until this singer-songwriter takes his intimate, accessible sets to larger, more ambitious venues.
“I try to offer a really dynamic, committed and engaging show,” Katz said of his intimate performances. “The part of making music that I’m most passionate about is the personal connection that I can make with people listening to my music. It hits my heart,” Katz added.
Performing for small numbers, but not lacking in deliverance, Katz’s jazzy folk-pop garnered rave reviews and comparisons to Ron Sexsmith and Jeff Buckley.
“I wonder if I could ever compete with such talent. That thought is probably a waste of time,” he said.
“There are a whole lot of singer-songwriters out there that I look up to.”
Katz is steadily taking his place among his influences and other artists in the haut monde of Canadian music.
The musician has his acclaimed album More Nights and sold out shows on his extensive national tour to prove it.
“When I first started out I was only playing solo,” Katz remembered of his beginnings.
Now the artist has the luxury of offering fans solo and full band performances on his current tour.
It seems the stars have aligned and Peter Katz is ready to fly. For some of us, we can say we knew him when.
Peter Katz returns to Quebec playing the Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield) May 1.