Cat LeBlanc is a New Brunswick singer/songwriter/composer/musician whose compositions are extremely personal in their lyrical imagery. She plays classical, acoustic and, electric guitar, piano, and other instruments.
She has collaborated with New Brunswick and international music artists.
Cat has a body of original songs and music to her credit and has also done music for film and commercials. She received an artsnb scholarship and additional grants to expand and develop her songwriting, composing and arranging as well as a grant from the province of New Brunswick to do her first music album. Cat received a scholarship to do a music residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in January 2018, followed by a music artist residency with Gallery ARC in July. Her most recent residency was in Italy. Cat recently received a Canada Council for the Arts grant to do a major music project as well as a grant from artsnb for another music project, followed by an artsnb infrastructure grant to upgrade her music studio.
Cat does solo work, and has her own group Cat LeBlanc and the Samsonites.
Cat’s musical influences include Dan Hill, Jane Siberry, Jewel, Jeff Patch, Colin Fowlie, Megan Fowlie, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Mike Bravener, Carole King, Brent Mason, Debbie Ashade, Free to Grow, Creative Differences, Brittany McQuinn, Jaclyn M Reinhart, Peter Lockhart, Jessica Rhaye Grimmer, The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire, Darrell Garnet Grant, k.d. lang, Shawn Colvin, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nat King Cole, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Billie Holiday, Rufus Wainwright, Enya, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Peter Gabriel, Jann Arden, Linda Ronstadt, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Tragically Hip, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, John Prine, Julee Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
Cat is a member of SOCAN, MusicNB, Folk Music Canada, The East Coast Music Association, Women in Film and Television Atlantic, Women in Music Canada, Writers' Federation of New Brunswick, and the NB Film Co-op.