CC & W is a psycho-billy, alt-country-western, rock experience of love, lust and abandonment featuring Rick DiBello (aka Cactus Cate): composer-vocalist-guitarist, Alethea Bodine (aka Whiskers): bass-vocalist, Medicine Man: Pedal Steel and Bobby The Kid: Drums.
Originally hailing from that infamous Glam-Punk band Pistol Whip, Cactus Cate has honed years of guitar virtuosity, mental fragmentation and overall cognitive dissonance into a solid americana-country-rock outfit.
THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDKIDS COUNTRY!
"Undenyably undefinable!! DiBello's explosive & intricate guitar work takes this from a simple Alt Country experience to a musical joyride of Rock God caliber!"
- Christine Volk: PlayErie.com
"Tracy & Hepburn, Burns & Allen, Astaire & Rodgers - great couples of the entertainment world. Erie's answer? DiBello & Bodine. Between them, the two cover all of the performing arts, from dance to theatre and music, both vocal and instrumental. DiBello & Bodine continue to stretch the limits of performance with their abstractions in music and movement."
- Su Harrington: Erie Times News
"A lively DUO that proves that artistically 'less is more', a contemporary weaving of punk, rock, and cowboy rhythm and blues. They stage a performance that entertains as well satisfies one's musical hunger. CC & W are Bad to the bone, baby"
- The Fran Schanz