Cat Midway has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 14. She played solo and with bands here and there in her early 20's. After seeing 3 one-man-bands in 1 night, she decided to put together her own one-woman band.
With this new band, playing her songs was suddenly a lot more fun and she started playing shows more regularly. She recorded her self-titled album, a collection of 12 songs written over the past ten years, at Troubadour Recording in Lansing, MI.
She had the record pressed to vinyl and released it on the independent label, GTG Records, on June 29, 2013.
"With hands strumming a guitar, and feet drumming out a rhythm, Lansing’s Cat Midway is a one-woman band. She performs one of Woody Guthrie’s great sleight of hand tricks: concealing gnomic wisdom in offhand anecdotes. And she does it with the cool reserve of a Midwestern Nico. The combined effect is like leafing through faded photos of roustabouts at rest. Her songs seem distant and elusive, but that makes them all the more fascinating."
"Freak folk nuggets from a deadpan ingénue with an acoustic guitar and a kick drum. Some are peppy, some are nihilistic, none are longer than two-and-a-half minutes."
-Dax de la Monta
"The project of Lansing native (and awesome seamstress) Berry Noxon, Cat Midway features a catalog of folk-influenced songs with a hard-edged punk rock attitude brimming with unconventional hooks and wry introspective lyrics. Noxon is also one half of the duo Noxon Wenzel and always has an intriguing project or two in the works, be it musical or art or fashion or anything in between."
-Tommy McCord, GTG Records
"This recent release by artist Cat Midway is a super cool, very unique blend of folk, old school punk, and tons of other influences, filtered through the lens of a one-woman band. Highly recommended!"
-Corey DeRushia, Troubadour Recording