Wednesday, May 30, 7-8:30 PM

Music Event! Guitarist Cathy Gianfala Carriere

Cathy Gianfala Carriere, a guitarist and Nashville recording artist, will perform a range of music at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Carriere performs a blend of pop/folk/country, classical, sacred, Broadway, standards and jazz. The New Orleans native comes from a musical family. She first sang on stage at age five with her father�s band. Her father, Joseph Gianfala Sr., sang and played guitar in Dixieland jazz bands, and performed other music. Her mother, Peggy Sue, her sister and brothers all sing. The family sang at family and friends gatherings. Carriere has been a guitar instructor for more than 30 years, as well as vocalist in musical productions, at special events, concerts and television. She has performed at numerous churches in the city for weddings, concerts, funerals and church services. She has worked in church music ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans for more than 40 years, as cantor, choir director and musician. In 1991, Cathy and her husband Al produced her recording, �A Call To Peace,� with traditional hymns and original songs written by Carriere. In 2013, she recorded �A Matter of Faith.� Carriere has been singing and playing John Denver�s music since the early 1970s. In 2000, she was inspired to first write the lyrics to �Love Song: A Tribute to John Denver.� In 2012, Cathy recorded her tribute CD, �Love Song A Tribute to John Denver� in Nashville at The Parlor Studio on Music Row, with former musicians who worked with John Denver. She has been invited to perform in Aspen, Colorado for the John Denver Tribute week since 2010.