Some say it's her range
That it’s her ability to traverse multiple octaves across an uncannily wide vocal spectrum that makes her such an incredible performer. Perhaps this is the reason why the critics loved her in “Parallel Worlds”, why her fans across the country buy her records and industry insiders including, legendary Rolling Stone journalists and major television network executives all shower her with accolades.
Why her celebrity peers call her, "A born star”.
Others say it’s her power.
And that’s what made her a natural to be the lead singer of the rock band Antigone Rising, why they toured with the Rolling Stones, and why their subsequent record sales broke sales records. Perhaps this is also the reason why Robert Plant and Janis Joplin are everyone’s “go-to” references when describing her ability to bring the house down with every song she sings.
And yet, those that have seen her perform up close will argue that her heart is her true instrument and that this is what makes her genuine. Which is why everything she sings resonates with emotion, making her early work as important as her current, why she is always in demand and why her fans know that she will never “sell out”.
But it is only those who have the distinct privilege to know her both on and off the stage that really know what she is truly about.
It’s her soul that makes her special. It is also that which makes her truly iconic and why she will never just exist in the footnotes of music history, but in the annals of Rock and Roll fame. Perhaps this is the reason why her name appears with the likes of Demi Lovato, Steven Tyler, Gregg Allman, O.A.R., Steve Perry and Rob Thomas (just to name a few) as collaborator and compadre.
And whether she’s writing songs, starring in a feature film (more on this later), or leading an incendiary rock band in an unforgettable live concert, there is one thing that the entire world can agree upon,
Cassidy is all about The Music.
Cassidy Catanzaro sold over a million records as the lead singer and creative engine of the Lava/Atlantic group Antigone Rising during their most successful years, (2000-2008). She has toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allmans and has appeared on the Tonight Show, A&E's Breakfast With The Arts and on VH1 as a commentator on the popular "I Love..." Series in multiple episodes. Her endorsements, print and TV ads include, The Gap, Seven Jeans, Mustang Automobiles, Motorola and Sure Microphones.
She was voted by ESPN as "One To Watch" along with other notable up and coming celebrities.
As a songwriter, legendary Swedish pop songwriter Max Martin has requested Cassidy's songs for placement with his mega-star clients. Her composition “For You” was recently featured on the Demi Lovato Confident album. She has composed songs for Shinedown and Dorothy guitarist Nick Perry's solo projects, Mount Holly and Underground Thieves, as well as enjoyed song placements in film and television.
A graduate of UCB for Improvisational Comedy, her acting credits include stage, film and television. Most recently Cassidy can be seen performing with Symphony Orchestras across North America in the show, Women Rock. Her latest solo album, All Good Things is due out in early 2020. She plans to support the album with a national tour bringing her dynamic performances and powerful voice back to the fans that launched her career.
For decades, Cassidy has used her voice as an advocate of human rights and environmental issues, and is a certified Yogi!
Check out the Shows Page for touring information and upcoming Women Rock dates.