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filk gone horribly right...

Cathy McManamon


Drums, Vocals, Beating Naughty Bandmates with Sticks

Getting paid a couple of bucks to play for a wedding in 1976 misled a young, impressionable guitarist into thinking a music career was a reasonable choice. She got a bit sidetracked by things like church music (no money there, folks), a BA in Technical Writing, motherhood, teaching (see church music note), and raising other people’s children. But Cathy kept returning to her love of performing, originally sparked by a college dare to play “Like the Way I Do” for an open mic night in front of a bunch of drunken frat boys – an experience which uniquely qualified her to be in a band like Toyboat. In spite of that, Cathy’s judgment in joining the band will no doubt continue to be strongly questioned in the filk community…