Original music by Catherine Scholz, singer-songwriter

Original indie-folk music to soothe the heart and soul

“Right Here Now” is on Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify – learn more/download


Welcome! This is Catherine, thanks for stopping by! Though I started piano lessons at age 6, my singing/songwriting journey began during high school when I took some poetry (Maya Angelou, Robert Frost) and set it to music. Before that, I had been an instrumentalist (euphonium), mostly. You can read my full bio on my Press Page. While getting a degree in music at the University of Minnesota, I started singing with a band (Miriam Kniaz) and playing out in Minneapolis. Mimi (Miriam) used to let me play on her breaks between her sets. While living in Dixon, IL during my music therapy internship, I played a coffeeshop every week in Sterling (Youngstown) for 6 months. This is where I honed my chops and worked out more of my own material. I was also covering songs by other artists (Paul Simon, Seal, Frente, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Dylan, Over the Rhine, etc.). Then in 1999, I moved to northern California to work as a music therapist/educator for 7 years.  During that time, I had 2 wonderful children and starting learning WordPress, which became my second career and my other, not-so-secret identity. I’ve produced 2 albums, Whirlwind Girl (2008) and Right Here Now (2014). Last May, I self-produced my CD Release Concert at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA. Everything you hear here has been independently produced (without the assistance of a label) through my own efforts and with support and donations from friends, fans, and family. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my journey. I would love to hear from you if you have responses to share.

Check out my version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen or listen to radio interviews or read reviews or news on my blog. I invite you to join my email list for 3 free MP3s and updates!

Internet radio listeners may find me as Catherine Scholz on Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, LastFMGoogle Play, Rdio.comJango/RadioAirPlay, iHeartRadio and more. You can also sync my music with your videos using FriendlyMusic.com.

May this music bring benefit to you and all your relations.

-Catherine Scholz, singer-songwriter