Catherine Ricketts, née Prewitt, is a Philadelphia-based songwriter and essayist.
In songwriting, her background in poetry informs the delicate and precise language of every line, while her gentle voice encircles listeners like a hug. Her songs sing loudest at house shows and small listening rooms, or outdoors at twilight. She has performed at Philadelphia's Tin Angel, World Cafe Live, Kung Fu Necktie, The Fire, and Milkboy Coffee. She loves to play in historic spaces like The Woodlands' William Hamilton Mansion and Fleisher Art Memorial.
Catherine studied creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA in creative non-fiction from Seattle Pacific University. Her non-fiction has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Paste Magazine, Measure Journal, Becoming Magazine, and Relief.
Catherine coordinates the Friday Nights concert series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.