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Louis Cato's New LP, "Reflections" is Out Now


(I look forward to sharing my forthcoming interview with Louis through my Radar podcast with The Vinyl District. It was a very fun and informative chat about this new album including a bit of a behind the scenes look at his "day job" at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Congrats to Louis on his album release day! - ezt)

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato’s much anticipated new LP, Reflections, is out now—listen to it HERE. In celebration, he shares a video for “Cutie Baby” from the album which you can see HERE.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert's Bandleader Louis Cato

Fresh off the stage from his Newport Jazz Festival debut, Cato will take the stage at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge for a special album release party with special guest Elizabeth Ziman—more info/tickets HERE. Further tour dates will be announced soon, while the current tour routing can be found below.

Reflections is a fun and uplifting record that showcases the diverse skillset of a musician who’s best known for being the bandleader for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Performed in its entirety by Cato, the project is merely a snippet of his enviable talents as an ultimate renaissance musician. Cato shares with the world an undeniably kind and empathetic essence, which is artfully conveyed through his newest body of work.

Cato is a Grammy-nominated musician whose collaborators have included John Legend, Talib Kweli, A Tribe Called Quest, Jack White, Bobby McFerrin, Snarky Puppy and, of course, Jon Batiste, his predecessor on “The Late Show.” His love of music started at age two when the purchase of his first drum set evolved into an appreciation of the southern gospel from his native North Carolina and continued into his education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

After playing in the house band for “The Late Show” since the show’s 2015 inception, Cato was named bandleader for the newly renamed “The Late Show Band.” Watch the on-air announcement HERE.

For further information on Reflections, see Cato’s artist notes HERE.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert's Bandleader Louis Cato


1. Reflections

2. Miss You 3. Someday 4. Good Enough 5. Unsightly Room 6. Human 7. Another Day (featuring Elizabeth Ziman) 8. Cutie Baby


August 11—New York, NY—(Le) Poisson Rouge August 17—La Jolla, CA—The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

August 19—La Jolla, CA—The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center November 28—New York, NY—The 65th Street Session: Cory Wong, Louis Cato, Meshell Ndegeocello and Chris Thile


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