Lia Caton is a tenacious country artist and songwriter hailing from Naperville, Ill. outside of Chicago. Her kind heart and strong spirit are wildly apparent in each of her projects as she infuses her mission to heal, inspire, and advocate for causes close to home.
As a child, Lia witnessed her father struggle with addiction and homelessness. Overcoming childhood adversity, this soulful songwriter moved from a suburb of Boston to the “Windy City” to pursue a career in music. Inspired by the sultry vocal tones of Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna Judd, Caton’s signature sound is raw and recognizably intimate as she narrates her own human experience through original songs.
This activist released her debut single “Spare Some Time'' in 2020, proving that connecting with and valuing people of all walks of life provides a sense of community that was missing during quarantine. Beyond her homeless and child services outreach, Lia also greatly values the work of those in the rescue pet community. She has experienced the joy a rescue pet can bring to a family firsthand with the rescue dogs and cat that are members of the Caton household. Beyond the stage, this mother and wife enjoys the beauty and growth that one can discover in nature on horse trails and ski slopes.
This fall, she’ll be premiering her next release “Hell or High Water”, a co-write with Benji Harris (previous hits in the CMT Top 20 countdown) with production by Sean Giovanni (John Legend, Tim McGraw, and Big & Rich).
Brian James - Keys
Recently off-the-road multi keyboardist, played, orchestrator and Musical Director for The Chi-Lites, The Drifters, The Classics 4, Sugar Blue, John Lee Hooker Jr., Lonnie Brooks, Otis Rush. ---Most recently keyboardist for Peaches Staten, James Armstrong, Mike Wheeler, Chico Banks and Big Llou (XM-Sirius Bluesvile).
2 time inductee--2016 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame
Winner-- 2015 Chicago Music Award (Favorite blues group)
Nominated--2014, 2015, 2016 Chicago Music Award
Signed to Delmark Records and Swississippi Records.
Associates of Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University
Sponsored by Nord keyboards and Barbetta amplification.