Cathy Grier


Cathy Grier


*WINNER 2017 Paramount Blues Association People's Choice and Solo Artist and will be representing the Paramount Music Association and the state of Wisconsin as a solo act at the International Blues Challenge in January 2018 in Memphis, TN.

I am also hosting a weekly WRiTERS NiGHT gathering every Thursday Here is an article about it.

In March this year, I completed an 8 song solo live in studio recording at Studio 330, with owner/engineer Hans Christian. I recorded it for the annual Paramount Records Blues Challenge, and my desire to provide an actual CD of the songs I performed in my set. If you are interested in a copy, send me a request in my contact form found on this site. I would gladly send you a download link, if you contact me at I currently give them away for a "whatever price" if you have the resources to support music in a meaningful way, I will gladly accept the support.

Here is the cover, thanks to Jen Brilowski for the image and Eric Geiss for help in formatting the layout. 



 Also check out my Now Page on this site, which is a page describing my recent travels and where I am now.

Other backstory to my 40 year career in music. I was also a subway busker in NYC from 1999 until 2015. At the end of 2014 I created a video from clips I made throughout the year of buskers including myself performing in the public spaces of the MTA underground and stations.

Street and subway performers create a cultural melting pot in public spaces that is essential to the human experience.

here's my clip.  I hope you enjoy it:


Singer-songwriter, activist, Cathy Grier combines rhythmic guitar, gutsy vocals and an infectious energy.

Cathy’s diverse and eclectic career highlights include, opening for Laura Nyro and Joan Armatrading, touring Germany with a French girl band, an MTV basement tape award, writing a #1 French dance hit “Misery” for artist Indra, recording CD ‘Comin’ Back To Me’ at Magic Shop NYC, performing at Avery Fischer Hall, BAM and being featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

“Grier mixes folked-up blues with a political mind-set, and there’s more than a little funk in there too.” -Time Out, NY Smith Galtney

Cathy Grier also known as NYCSubwayGirl performed in the program "Music Under New York" from 1999-2015 and created her video series Inspiration Project found at She now calls Sturgeon Bay, WI home.

“Grier carefully etches stories meant to prod listeners to action-through her mix of gritty rock, sexy jazz, and dusty blues songs.” -NY Blade, Karen Iris Tucker

Cathy has performed in such diverse venues as Joe's Pub, rockin' with a full band at Celebrate Brooklyn!, a solo show at the Hudson Opera House, private parties in Tribeca lofts, to an acoustic performance in a hotel suite of the Carlyle Hotel for Broadway PR firm O+M's big after the Tony awards bash. As a songwriter she has written theme songs for Subway The Series, and HerStory including an anthem for Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising entitled "Rise Up."  

“You’ve really got to see Cathy, she has such great energy and you can see that she loves what she’s doing, it’s contagious.” -Larry Wolfert, DJ WRSU radio