catherine popper on the road with jack white

July 7, 2012

Lest we forget what C Pop has been up to, she’s been in Europe playing for Jack White. Totally and amazingly cool.

Some fantastic stage shots here

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Looks like Cat replaced Bryn in the band “The Peacocks”. Jack is touring with two full bands, one male and one female, and word is he decides who goes on the day of the show.

You want fucking awesome? That would be the sight of “13-months-pregnant” Bryn Davies skipping on-stage and proceeding to give ’er on her standup bass like the ’50s never went out of style. Or blond pedal-steel player Margaret Björklund, who seemed ripped right from the pages of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, not because she was Danish, but because women simply don’t play the pedal steel, especially when they are from Denmark.

The spectacle didn’t stop there. Let’s not overlook the ass-kicking mastery of drummer Carla Azar; on a mission to channel both Keith Moon and the timekeeping monkey from the Avalanches’ “Frontier Psychiatry” video, she was arguably the most captivating person on-stage. From a strictly musical perspective, best-in-show honours went to flame-haired keyboardist Brooke Waggoner, who was as at-home unleashing her inner funk queen as she was rolling out the saloon-boogie blues. Bringing the soul was backup singer Ruby Amanfu. Adding plenty of down-home warmth was fiddle player Lillie Mae Rische.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JackieinCT July 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Cat looks absolutely stunning! I was transfixed by her playing the upright bass in the first video, as was the videographer, it seems. Jack White who?

2 Henry July 8, 2012 at 2:58 am

Jack made a brilliant choice. Cat is absolutely perfect. I miss her.

3 Lauren July 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Cat! :( I do miss her so. I hope in time she receives the appropriate accolades for being so fucking awesome. The artists she backs up are no slouches, and surround themselves exclusively with those who kick ass. Grace and the boys were privileged to have her in their company for the time they did.

4 toofarnorth July 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Seriously fantastic photo .. hope Cat has seen it.

5 Karen July 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

Agree it’s a great picture – would make a nice poster. I love the all blue theme, and Cat’s … legwear (not sure if it’s stockings or wrapping.

6 Todd July 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Oh she’s seen it! Richard posted it on her wall ;*)

7 Mike Maderos December 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Saw Jack and CPop last night in Oakland great show. Cpop Rocks and looks great doing it.

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