Great Aunt Ruth & the Saucy Cats began as a virtual band and a musical collaboration between two people who met in a jazz bar on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic. One had great musical ideas; the other was a great musician.
The one who was dreaming music shared her first musical sketches with the other, who was living music. He became her friend and teacher. Great Aunt Ruth & the Saucy Cats was born from their dreams and friendship.
Shortly after a recording session in 2015, Great Aunt Ruth & the Saucy Cats experienced a great loss, the untimely death of Joel Scott. He had given the dreamer—Kathryn Joy—her start.
As much as 'Usain's Belt' is an aptronym for the speedy Olympic sprinter, so too is
'Great Aunt Ruth and the Saucy Cats' for the music this virtual band creates...The songs
are a welcome snap from working-class tedium, with songs soaked in grandeur. At times
playfully teasing out the romantic side of a listener's heart, Joy shows her audience a
couple falling in love in the soft hues of a Paris morning or walking the Ports of Saint-
Tropez under the magnificence of a big blue sky. John O'Neill, The Vail Daily