Life with more cowbell is an arts/culture blog, shouting out the good word on the Toronto arts scene. With a focus on local theatre, as well as music, poetry/spoken word, comedy and visual arts, cowbell is a part-time, unpaid, one-person operation. And, yes, the blog’s title was inspired, in part, by the famous SNL sketch.
Cowbell’s friendly neighbourhood reviewer/interviewer Cate (aka Cathy) McKim studied visual arts at York University and acting at George Brown Theatre School. By day, she works as a consultant at words with cowbell, providing copy editing, writing and voice-over services. After hours, she writes, acts, sings, and works on visual arts projects and stand-up comedy.
A published short story and creative non-fiction writer, Cate has also contributed theatre and arts posts to Lipstik Indie Reviews, appears (credited as Cathy) in DJ Paul V’s Born This Way Blog and is a featured contributer in a Glamour Magazine piece about the 2012 launch of the book version Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay.
Prior to starting life with more cowbell, she worked (volunteer) with Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre Company as an actor, singer, playwright, scenic artist, bartender, newsletter columnist, company blogger and general go-to gal.
She’s also been known to get onstage at various open mics around Toronto to do some stand-up, or sing a cappella standards, blue-eyed soul and pop ballads. She lives in Toronto with her cat Camille.
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