- Category : 1982-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 4
American singer/songwriter. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Canty's alto a "casually devastating voice" and NPR says her music mixes "a gritty side with aching ballads."
Originally from Vermont, Canty moved to East Nashville, Tennessee in 2015. She tours internationally and spends much of her time on the road. Canty writes and performs primarily on a 1930's Recording King guitar.
Her critically acclaimed record, Reckless Skyline, was released on January 20, 2015. Produced by Jeffrey Foucault it creates, "a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the heart of American music, tempered with a voice both haunting and distinct." The studio and touring band includes Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, Foucault on guitars and backing vocals, Eric Heywood (Ray LaMontagne's Pariah Dogs, Tift Merritt, The Pretenders) on pedal steel and electric guitars, and Matt Lorenz (Rusty Belle, Chris Smither) on pump organ, banjo, piano and fiddle. Canty's music is described as having an "Appalachian grit" and has been compared to Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris.
Canty writes and records with several bands including Down Like Silver, her duo with Peter Bradley Adams. Down Like Silver released its eponymous EP in 2011 and a single, "Light That Match" in 2014.