MEET THE BAND
Heidi: (Moon Baby) The only true "local" of the group, Heidi is finding that music goes deep in her family roots. She has inherited and rescued two old violins from her great grandfathers on both sides of the family........ and is making good use of them playing with the "Cattail Moon". Heidi supplies lead and backing vocals as well as plays the mandolin, fiddle, bodhran and various percussion instruments. Her clear, classic country voice adds dimension to every performance. Heidi shares her life with her beautiful family and extended family. Because of her local ties to the Amery area, Heidi is always rounding up jobs for the group at various events and churches. Sometimes, here locally, the group is actually just called "Heidi's Band"............................
Barb: (Malibu Moon) Born and raised in Dunn County, WI, Barb grew up in a musical family. At a very early age, under the direction of their father Vernon, Barb and her three sisters were singing four part harmonies to classic Barbershop and early folk tunes. Barb first started strumming a Ukelele around the age of 5. Her musical interests grew with exposure to musician friends on the California coast and later, the mountain musicians of Montana and Eastern Idaho. Barb contributes to Cattail Moon on fiddle, banjo, Acoustic guitar and bodhran. Her original songs include:
Third & Vine, Improve My Mood, The Amery Waltz, Fullofitsky Polka, Oh Lucky You (Sure to become a Lifetime Original Movie), The Whens, Rafferty's Rink, Pond Scum & most recently " It's Rainin' in Poskin" .
Jaime: (Moon Moon) Born in California and raised by gypsies in parts unknown, Jaime grew up listening to the likes of Jethro Tull, Yes, and The Moody Blues. But she didn't start playing until she fell in love with a "little known" group - The Beatles. She bought her first guitar at 16 and taught herself a little at a time. Over the years, she has collected two acoustic guitars, an electric guitar, a bass, a keyboard, a mandolin and an assortment of Irish penny whistles.
After singing karaoke for a while, Jaime realized that she could, in fact, carry a tune (even though her high school choir teacher advised her not to sing in public), and so contributes with amazing vocals, guitar, & Irish drum.
Craig: (Moon Dog) Craig is the self proclaimed " token male" of the band, and his job is to play guitar, sing a little bit, and not ask too many questions. He's played lead guitar in all kinds of bands since he was 14, and occasionally switches to mandolin and accordion. He grew up in central Illinois in a musical family, listening to classic country, bluegrass, and heavy metal. Craig is a PhD, accomplished author (having (3) great novels published to date), and an all around nice guy!!!! The rest of Cattail Moon is not really sure why he's associating with any of them. He and his understanding wife live in Stillwater. She's the one that lets him play in a band with three women!!!!
Craig is very humble, but we think he's certainly one of the most accomplished and versatile lead guitar players & singers EVER............
Craig is also an accomplished singer/songwriter & Cattail Moon is working on adding many more of his wonderful songs to our set list!!!!!