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Cat Jahnke and Clair Reilly-Roe share stages and audiences on west to east tour

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Cat Jahnke playing piano. Photo by Richard AmeryThe ebullient Winnipeg musician Cat Jahnke has a lot on the go from graphic novels, to composing film and webisode scores and solo CDs. But for now, she is looking forward to seeing  the east , thanks to new touring mate Clair Reilly-Roe. But first she is going to show the west to Ottawa born New York City transplant Reilly-Roe, which includes a stop in Lethbridge at the Slice, Sept. 1.

“I’ve never been to New York, so that’s going to be exciting,” said Jahnke. They are pooling their resources and fan bases as Ottawa born Clair Reilly-Roe has a strong following along the eastern seaboard, while Winnipegger Cat Jahnke has fostered a strong following of her own in the west.

“I’m going to show her the west first. But Clair is going to show me the east and New York,” she said adding they are only five days into the western tour.
“It’s going very well,” she said.

Jahnke will be alternating playing her own brand of pop and folk music  on guitar and piano, and may even play some ukulele.

“ I’ll play both guitar and piano and maybe bring out the ukulele. She does folk and reggae music. She’ll do a set and then I’ll go up and we may do a song together,” she said.

Jahnke is in the middle of creating a graphic novel for her latest CD “The Stories Are Taking Their Toll,” which will include illustrated versions of the songs on her CD. She hope it will be ready for November and may also include a couple unreleased tracks.

“We’ve decided to keep it going. And we’ll have the book for sale in addition to the CDs,” she said.

A project which kept her busy a couple years ago was scoring the music for a new web-series called Apple.
“Anything you hear that isn’t dialogue or sound effects is me,” she said adding through she scored it last year, she is ready to score another year if they need her to.

 For more information, check out Jahnke on Facebook at
 The show, scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m., Sept. 1, costs $10.

— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
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