They said it couldn’t be done. Four different songwriters joining forces to form a single band? There was simply no precedent (outside of CSNY, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, The Highwaymen, Monsters of Folk, etc). And yet Fantastic Cat did it anyway, teaming up to record their highly unanticipated debut, ‘The Very Best Of Fantastic Cat.’ The album gleefully careens between genres and decades, mixing electrified 60s folk and 70s AM radio gold with 80s heartland rock and 90s alt-country. The result is a record that balances careful craftsmanship and ecstatic abandon in equal measure, a raw, intoxicating collection captured live in the moment and fueled by the chemistry of four longtime friends making music for the sheer joy of it.
Individually, each member of Fantastic Cat boasts their own impressive resume along with a litany of critical acclaim. The Guardian dubbed Don DiLego “one to watch.” NPR said Anthony D’Amato “sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter.” Rolling Stone called Brian Dunne’s latest single a “stunner” and praised Mike Montali’s band, Hollis Brown, as “the soundtrack for a late-night drive through the American heartland.” They say some cats are born fantastic; others have fantasy thrust upon them. These guys are somewhere in the middle.
Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, record producer, and author best known for his work with Patti Smith. He has worked with such artists as Suzanne Vega, Soul Asylum, Allen Ginsberg, Waylon Jennings and his own solo combination in various guises. His compilation of Nuggets: Original Artifacts of the First Psychedelic Era is credited with kickstarting awareness of the genre of garage rock. His new book, Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll, is a grandly sweeping, minutely detailed evolutionary celebration of the music. He will be reading from his new book and singing songs from his many incarnations, accompanied by John Jackson on fiddle and mandolin.
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