New Musical Express is a British music journalism website and former magazine, published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was associated with gonzo journalism became associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons, it started as a music newspaper, moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998. An online version, NME.com, was launched in 1996. It became the world's biggest standalone music site, with over sixteen million users per month. With newsstand sales falling across the UK magazine sector, the magazine's paid circulation in the first half of 2014 was 15,830. In 2013, the list of NME's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the way it was conceived was criticized by the media; the printed magazine NME was relaunched in September 2015 to be distributed nationally as a free publication.
The first average circulation published in February 2016 of 307,217 copies per week was the highest in the brand's history, beating the previous best of 306,881, recorded in 1964 at the height of the Beatles' fame. By December 2017, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, average distribution of NME had fallen to 289,432 copies a week, although its publisher Time Inc. UK claimed to have more than 13m global unique users per month, including 3m in the UK. In March 2018, the publisher announced that the print edition of NME would cease publication after 66 years, leaving it as an online-only title. NME's headquarters are in Southwark, England; the brand's current editor is Charlotte Gunn, replacing Mike Williams, who stepped down in February 2018. The paper was established in 1952; the Accordion Times and Musical Express was bought by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, for the sum of £1,000, just 15 minutes before it was due to be closed. It was relaunched as the New Musical Express, was published in a non-glossy tabloid format on standard newsprint.
On 14 November 1952, taking its cue from the US magazine Billboard, it created the first UK Singles Chart, a list of the Top Twelve best-selling singles. The first of these was, in contrast to more recent charts, a top twelve sourced by the magazine itself from sales in regional stores around the UK; the first number one was "Here in My Heart" by Al Martino. During the 1960s the paper championed the new British groups emerging at the time; the NME circulation peaked under Andy Gray with a figure of 306,881 for the period from January to June 1964. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones were featured on the front cover; these and other artists appeared at the NME Poll Winners' Concert, an awards event that featured artists voted as most popular by the paper's readers. The concert featured a ceremony where the poll winners would collect their awards; the NME Poll Winners' Concerts took place between 1959 and 1972. From 1964 onwards they were filmed and transmitted on British television a few weeks after they had taken place.
In the mid-1960s, the NME was dedicated to pop while its older rival, Melody Maker, was known for its more serious coverage of music. Other competing titles included Record Mirror, which led the way in championing American rhythm and blues, Disc, which focused on chart news; the latter part of the decade saw the paper chart the rise of psychedelia and the continued dominance of British groups of the time. During this period some sections of pop music began to be designated as rock; the paper became engaged in a sometimes tense rivalry with Melody Maker. By the early 1970s, NME had lost ground to Melody Maker, as its coverage of music had failed to keep place with the development of rock music during the early years of psychedelia and progressive rock. In early 1972 the paper found itself on the verge of closure by its owner IPC. According to Nick Kent: After sales had plummeted to 60,000 and a review of guitar instrumentalist Duane Eddy had been printed which began with the immortal words "On this, his 35th album, we find Duane in as good as voice as ever," the NME had been told to rethink its policies or die on the vine.
Alan Smith was made editor in 1972, was told by IPC to turn things around or face closure. To achieve this and his assistant editor Nick Logan raided the underground press for writers such as Charles Shaar Murray and Nick Kent, recruited other writers such as Tony Tyler, Ian MacDonald and Californian Danny Holloway. According to The Economist, the New Musical Express "started to champion underground, up-and-coming music.... NME became the gateway to a more rebellious world. First came glamrock, bands such as T. Rex, came punk....by 1977 it had become the place to keep in touch with a cultural revolution, enthralling the nation's listless youth. Bands such as Sex Pistols, X-Ray Spex and Generation X were regular cover stars, eulogised by writers such as Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons, whose nihilistic tone narrated the punk years perfectly." By the time Smith handed the editor's chair to Logan in mid-1973, the paper was selling nearly 300,000 copies per week and was outstripping Melody Maker, Record Mirror and Sounds.
According to MacDonald: I think all the other papers knew by 1974 that NME had become the best music paper in Britain. We had most of the best writers and photographers, the best layouts
Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, blues and gospel; this crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music and Roll, Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-sound guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black." He traditionally began his concerts by introducing himself, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," followed by his signature song "Folsom Prison Blues". Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, redemption in the stages of his career, his other signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm", "Man in Black".
He recorded humorous numbers like "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue". During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, notably "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden. Johnny Cash was born on February 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree, he was the fourth of seven children, who were in birth order: Roy, Margaret Louise, Jack, J. R. Reba and Tommy, he was of English and Scottish descent. As an adult he traced his surname to 11th-century Fife, after meeting with the then-laird of Falkland, Major Michael Crichton-Stuart. Cash Loch and other locations in Fife bear the name of his family. At birth, Cash was named J. R. Cash; when Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force, he was not permitted to use initials as a first name, so he changed his name to John R. Cash. In 1955, when signing with Sun Records, he started going by Johnny Cash. In March 1935, when Cash was three years old, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansas, a New Deal colony established to give poor families a chance to work land that they had a chance to own as a result.
J. R. started singing along with his family while working. The Cash farm flooded during the family's time in Dyess which led Cash to write the song "Five Feet High and Rising", his family's economic and personal struggles during the Great Depression inspired many of his songs those about other people facing similar difficulties. He had sympathy for the poor and working class. Cash was close to his older brother, Jack. On Saturday May 12, 1944, Jack was pulled into an unguarded table saw at his high school while cutting oak into fence posts as his job and was cut in two, he lingered until the following Saturday. Cash spoke of the horrible guilt he felt over this incident. According to Cash: The Autobiography, his father was away that morning, but Johnny and his mother, Jack himself, all had premonitions or a sense of foreboding about that day, his mother urged Jack to go fishing with his brother. Jack insisted on working. On his deathbed, Jack said he had visions of angels. Decades Cash spoke of looking forward to meeting his brother in Heaven.
Cash's early memories were dominated by gospel radio. Taught guitar by his mother and a childhood friend, Cash began playing and writing songs at the age of 12; when young, Cash had a high-tenor voice, before becoming a bass-baritone after his voice changed. In high school, he sang on a local radio station. Decades he released an album of traditional gospel songs, called My Mother's Hymn Book, he was significantly influenced by traditional Irish music, which he heard performed weekly by Dennis Day on the Jack Benny radio program. Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 7, 1950. After basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Cash was assigned to the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile of the U. S. Air Force Security Service at Landsberg, Germany, as a Morse code operator intercepting Soviet Army transmissions, it was there he created his first band, named "The Landsberg Barbarians". He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant on July 3, 1954, returned to Texas.
During his military service, he acquired a distinctive scar on the right side of his jaw as a result of surgery to remove a cyst. On July 18, 1951, while in Air Force training, Cash met 17-year-old Italian-American Vivian Liberto at a roller skating rink in her native San Antonio, they dated for three weeks. During that time, the couple exchanged hundreds of pages of love letters. On August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge, they were married at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio; the ceremony was performed by Vincent Liberto. They had four daughters: Rosanne, Kathy and Tara. In 1961, Johnny moved his family to a hilltop home overlooking Casitas Springs, California, a small town south of Ojai on Highway 33, he had moved his parents to the area to run a small trailer park called the Johnny Cash Trailer Park. Johnny's drinking led to several run-ins with local law enforcement
Love Is Hell (Ryan Adams album)
Love Is Hell is the fifth studio album by alternative country artist Ryan Adams, released on May 4, 2004. The album was released as two EPs, Love Is Hell pt. 1 and Love Is Hell pt. 2, at the insistence of Lost Highway, who deemed that the album was not commercially viable. A full-length version of the album was released when the EPs proved to be more of a commercial success than anticipated; the Oasis cover, "Wonderwall", was released as a single in the UK on June 28, 2004. A shorter version of "Anybody Wanna Take Me Home" appeared on Rock N Roll. However, the'longer' version of the song on Love Is Hell does not fade-out/back-in as it does on Rock N Roll. Love Is Hell was released in Japan on June 27, 2007 with a bonus disc of tracks recorded during the same sessions as the album. Adams describes the album as sounding "a lot like Heartbreaker, but more severe. It's complex and it's damaged," and states that it "was the record needed to make." In a 2007 interview, Adams notes that he loves to play songs from the album live, that the songs are "usually tunes that The Cardinals and myself get excited about when they come up in the set."
Love Is Hell features guest contributions from Marianne Faithfull and Greg Leisz, the bonus tracks feature Fabrizio Moretti and Leona Naess. Ryan Adams' version of "Wonderwall" can be downloaded for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour; the track "The Shadowlands" was written backstage in Belfast on 26th November 2002, with Adams performing it as his opening song. All tracks written by Ryan Adams. Ryan Adams – vocals, guitars and other instrumentsNew York Band on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 14 Paul Garisto – drums John Pisano – bass Joe McGinty – piano Johnny McNabb – lead guitarNew Orleans Band on tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 Greg Leisz – lead guitar, pedal steel Ricky Fataar – drums on all except 10, 11, 13, 15 Hutch Hutchinson – bass on all except 10, 13, 15 Ian McLagan – B3 organ, Wurlitzer electric piano on all except 11, 13, 15, 16 Jon Cleary - piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, rhythm guitar on all except 10, 11, 13 Ruth Gottlieb - violin on all except 11, 16 Sarah Wilson - cello on all except 11, 16
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, opinion, reviews and style, is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres, it hosts events, owns a publishing firm, operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses and burlesque shows, created a mail service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox and radio became commonplace. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.
After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan's children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, has since been owned by various parties. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry, was known as Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the primary means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production. The first issues were just eight pages long; the paper had columns like "The Bill Room Gossip" and "The Indefatigable and Tireless Industry of the Bill Poster". A department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896; the title was changed to The Billboard in 1897. After a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegan's interest in the business in 1900 for $500 to save it from bankruptcy.
That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a weekly paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris, re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment such as fairs, circuses and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of outdoor events in 1901. Billboard covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism and new shows, it had a "stage gossip" column covering the private lives of entertainers, a "tent show" section covering traveling shows, a sub-section called "Freaks to order". According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson published news articles "attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting'good taste' and fighting yellow journalism"; as railroads became more developed, Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers. The location of an entertainer was tracked in the paper's Routes Ahead column Billboard would receive mail on the star's behalf and publish a notice in its "Letter-Box" column that it has mail for them.
This service was first introduced in 1904, became one of Billboard's largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, there were 42,000 people using the service, it was used as the official address of traveling entertainers for draft letters during World War I. In the 1960s, when it was discontinued, Billboard was still processing 1,500 letters per week. In 1920, Donaldson made a controversial move by hiring African-American journalist James Albert Jackson to write a weekly column devoted to African-American performers. According to The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on Entertainment and Media, the column identified discrimination against black performers and helped validate their careers. Jackson was the first black critic at a national magazine with a predominantly white audience. According to his grandson, Donaldson established a policy against identifying performers by their race. Donaldson died in 1925. Billboard's editorial changed focus as technology in recording and playback developed, covering "marvels of modern technology" such as the phonograph, record players, wireless radios.
It began covering coin-operated entertainment machines in 1899, created a dedicated section for them called "Amusement Machines" in March 1932. Billboard began covering the motion picture industry in 1907, but ended up focusing on music due to competition from Variety, it created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow through the Great Depression, was advertised in Billboard, which led to more editorial focus on music; the proliferation of the phonograph and radio contributed to its growing music emphasis. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, introduced a "Record Buying Guide" in January 1939. In 1940, it introduced "Chart Line", which tracked the best-selling records, was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. By the 1940s, Billboard was more of a music industry specialist publication; the number of charts it published grew after World War II, due to a growing variety of music interests and genres.
It had eight charts by 1987, covering different genres and formats, 28 charts by 1994. By 1943, Billboard had about 100 employees; the magazine's offices moved to Brighton, Ohio in 1946 to New York City in 1948. A five-column tabloid format was adopted in November 1950 and coated paper was first used in Billboard's print issues in January 1963, allowing for photojournalis
Rock n Roll (Ryan Adams album)
Rock n Roll is the fourth studio album by Ryan Adams, released on November 4, 2003. The album features the hit single "So Alive", includes guest appearances by Adams's girlfriend, actress Parker Posey, former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bass player Melissa Auf der Maur, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Adams describes the album as "the most rock thing I have done," and notes that in spite of the album's mixed reception, recording it was "fun as fuck."The album was recorded in two weeks, in response to Lost Highway's refusal to release Love Is Hell. The ensuing standoff was resolved "by being diplomatic," according to Adams. Rock n Roll became the primary product, while Love Is Hell was released as two separate EPs, combined into a single release; the album was recorded at Stratosphere Sound, guitarist James Iha's studio in Chelsea, New York. The album so far has a score of 66 out of 100 from Metacritic based on "generally favorable reviews"; the Austin Chronicle gave it a score of four stars out of five and said, "The Love Is Hell discs are far more dense and dark, making the songs a fun challenge to crack open, though it isn't difficult to determine what a no-brainer it must have been for Lost Highway to favor the brilliant Roll over the more spotty Hell discs."
Spin gave it a score of seven out of ten and said, "Everywhere the guitars are cranked, the sneakers set on stun." Alternative Press gave it a score of three-and-a-half stars out of five and said, "The jarring stylistic shifts sometimes make listening to RNR feel more like scanning the radio dial than listening to a CD." In his Consumer Guide, Robert Christgau gave the album a one-star honorable mention while picking out two songs from the album, quipped about Adams: "Sound effects, emotional affects, he's got'em all."Some reviews are average, mixed or negative: Yahoo! Music UK gave it a score of six stars out of ten and said, "Adams can undoubtedly pen this classic rawk stuff with his ears closed and, as a result, the 15 tracks here lack heart." No Ripcord gave it a score of six stars out of ten and said, "No matter how cliched and predictable this record gets, there are always some undeniable hooks to lure you back in before your patience wears thin." Playlouder gave it a score of three stars out of five and said, "There are tunes galore, ideas that some groups would do someone in for, it’s just a shame he decided to do an approximation of all his favourite bands, didn’t try something a bit more progressive than'Rock‘n’Roll'."
Chicago Tribune gave it a mixed review and said that "Adams devotes himself entirely to his rock impulses. The problem is that his writing and vocals aren't as distinctive or convincing in the rock arena, he aims for the intensity of Kurt Cobain and Paul Westerberg on some tracks and croons like Jon Bon Jovi on another. It's not until the melancholy "Wish You Were Here" that Adams slows the tempo and delivers the intimacy that characterized his earlier solo work, most of, four-star quality." The Guardian gave it a score of two stars out of five and said that "Adams is too busy winking and showing off to convey anything approaching an emotion." Drowned in Sound gave the album a score of three out of ten and called it "the worst record Ryan Adams has put his name to. All tracks written by Ryan Adams. Ryan Adams - Composer, Costume Design, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Multi Instruments, Voices, Vocals Billie Joe Armstrong - Vocals Melissa Auf der Maur - Vocals Jamie Candiloro - Audio Engineer, Bass Guitar, Mixing, Surround Mix Jonathan Flaugher - Bass Guitar Paul Garisto - Drums Joe McGinty - Piano Joe McGrath - Engineer, Piano Johnny McNab - Guitar Johnny Pisano - Bass Guitar Parker Posey - Vocals Tony Shanahan - Bass Guitar Johnny T - Drums, Voices Rock n Roll at Metacritic
David Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and poet. He is best known for his solo career, during which he has released sixteen albums, as a former member of rock/alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums. In 2000, Adams left Whiskeytown and released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim; the album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. The following year, his profile increased with the release of the UK certified-gold Gold, which included the hit single, "New York, New York". During this time, Adams worked on several unreleased albums, which were consolidated into a third solo release, Demolition. Working at a prolific rate, Adams released the classic rock-influenced Rock N Roll, after a planned album, Love Is Hell, was rejected by his label Lost Highway; as a compromise, Love Is Hell was released as two EPs and released in its full-length state in 2004. After breaking his wrist during a live performance, Adams took a short-lived break, formed The Cardinals, a backing band that would accompany him on four of his next studio albums.
In 2009, after the release of Cardinology, Adams disbanded The Cardinals and announced an extended break from music due to complications from Ménière's disease. The following year, Adams resumed performing and released his Glyn Johns-produced thirteenth studio album, Ashes & Fire, in late 2011; the album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. In September 2014, Adams released his fourteenth album, Ryan Adams, on his own PAX AM label, formed a new backing band, The Shining, to support the release. In 2015, Adams released 1989, a song-for-song cover of Taylor Swift's album of the same name, worked on up to eighty songs for an album influenced by his divorce from actress and singer-songwriter Mandy Moore; the album, was released in 2017. In addition to his own material, Adams has produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, Jenny Lewis, Fall Out Boy, has collaborated with Counting Crows, Norah Jones, Minnie Driver, Cowboy Junkies, Leona Naess and the Maytals, Beth Orton and Krista Polvere, he has written Infinity Blues, a book of poems, Hello Sunshine, a collection of poems and short stories.
David Ryan Adams was born on November 1974, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He is the middle of three children with younger sister, his childhood has been described as "dysfunctional." His father left when he was five and at that time he, his mother and his brother and sister had to move in with his grandparents as they became homeless as a result of the divorce. He has said in interview "I became who I am now because of my grandparents" and of his grandmother "...she was like a mother to me." His mother remarried. At the age of 8, Adams began writing short limericks on his grandmother's typewriter. In his own words, "I started writing short stories when I was into Edgar Allan Poe; when I was a teenager, I got hard into cult fiction: Hubert Selby, Jr. Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac." At fourteen, Adams began learning to play an electric guitar his mother and stepfather had bought him and soon joined a local band named Blank Label. While they disbanded, they did record a short three-track 7" record, in 1991.
Adams dropped out of Jacksonville High School in tenth grade, at the age of 16, subsequently moving into bandmate Jere McIlwean's rental house, just outside Jacksonville. Around this time he played and performed with a number of local bands, most notably his and McIlwean's The Patty Duke Syndrome. After obtaining his GED, Adams left Jacksonville for Raleigh; the Patty Duke Syndrome split in 1994 after releasing a split 7" single containing two songs. Following the breakup of The Patty Duke Syndrome, Adams helped found Whiskeytown with Caitlin Cary, Eric "Skillet" Gilmore, Steve Grothmann and Phil Wandscher. Whiskeytown saw Adams move to alt-country, describing punk rock as "too hard to sing" in the title track of Whiskeytown's debut album Faithless Street. Whiskeytown was influenced by a number of country-rock pioneers, most notably Gram Parsons; the band gained critical acclaim with the release of their second full-length album, Strangers Almanac, their first major label release. A third album, was completed in 1999, but record label problems delayed its release.
It was released by Lost Highway in 2001, at which time the band was done. Adams made his solo debut with Heartbreaker. Emmylou Harris sang backup on "Oh My Sweet Carolina." Other backing vocals and instruments were provided by Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Pat Sansone, Kim Richey as Adams embraced a style more reminiscent of folk music. It was met with considerable critical success. Adams released Gold, the follow-up to Heartbreaker, in 2001, it was well received. Adams, however refused to promote the record through radio station meet-and-greets and other music-industry conventions, instead opting for more recording and some live dates. A video was made for the album's first single, "New York, New York"; the music video featured Adams performing in front of the city's skyline four days before the September 11, 2001 attacks. The video was played on MTV and VH1 after the attacks and became Adams's breakthrough to mainstream music consumers. Following the success of Gold, in 2002 Adams was blocked by his label from releasing his choice for a follow-up album.
This would be the first being with Gold.
Caitlin Cary is an alternative country musician from Seville, Ohio. Caitlin Cary is the youngest of seven siblings, her entire family was involved in music to some degree, with her parents' love for singing and her father's interest in building instruments. She put it aside as a teenager. In addition to the violin, she played her father's harpsichords, where she wrote some of her own songs. Cary went to college at the College of Wooster in Ohio, she began working on a degree in English. During her college time, she picked up playing the violin again, she formed a small'jokey' band called Garden Weasels. After graduating from the College of Wooster, she enrolled in the graduate program in creative at North Carolina State. In 1993, musician Ryan Adams contacted Cary and asked her if she would play violin in a band that he was starting. Cary agreed, they formed Whiskeytown. In 2000, Cary released her first solo EP Waltzie, produced by Chris Stamey. Cary's debut album While You Weren't Looking was released in 2002 and featured Whiskeytown's Mike Daly, who co-wrote and played on most of the songs.
Personnel included Mike Santoro, Skillet Gilmore, Jen Gunderman. Thad Cockrell, Tonya Lamm, Lynn Blakey provided harmonies.2003's'I'm Staying Out featured guest appearances from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mitch Easter, Don Dixon, Greg Humphreys, Audley Freed, Jane Scarpantoni. In 2005, Cary released an album of duets with Thad Cockrell with songs composed by the duo. In 2013, Cary co-founded the North Carolina Music Love Army with Jon Lindsay; the collective of NC-based musicians created the We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest LP to oppose the regressive actions of the North Carolina General Assembly. The album was released worldwide via Redeye on November 26, 2013. In 2010, Caitlin performed with Matt Douglas in Raleigh's annual Love Hangover show, in which male/female duos sing love song covers, they formed the group Small Ponds, who released an EP on Last Chance Records in September 2010. Cary is an accomplished visual artist, creating fabric collages she calls "Needle Print." Examples of her work are prominently featured on her website.
Cary is married to drummer/artist Skillet Gilmore, they live in South Raleigh, North Carolina. Albums2002: While You Weren't Looking 2003: I'm Staying Out EPs2000: Waltzie 2002: Thick Walls Down 1995: Faithless Street 1997: Strangers Almanac 2001: Pneumonia 2004: Sweetwater 2006: Bloom, Red & the Ordinary Girl 2005: Begonias 2010: Caitlin Cary & Matt Douglas Are The Small Ponds Albums2013: We Are Not For Sale: Songs Of Protest Singles2014: "Stick To The Plan" 2014: "Dear Mr. McCrory" 2015: "The Ballad of Lennon Lacy" 2016: "When You Were A young Man" 2016: Jon Lindsay - Cities & Schools 2016: James Olin Oden - Deeper Dance 2014: Ocean Carolina - All The Way Home 2013: Chris Stamey - Lovesick Blues 2013: Kenny Roby - Memories & Birds 2013: James Olin Oden - The Craic is Free 2012: American Aquarium - Burn. Flicker. Die 2012: The Riverbreaks - Wildfire 2011: James Olin Oden - Samhain's March: A Winter Journey 2010: American Aquarium - Small Town Hymns 2010: Sally Spring - Made of Stars 2008: Yarn - Empty Pockets 2008: Chatham County Line - IV 2008: American Aquarium: The Bible and the Bottle 2008: Monty Warren - Trailer Park Angel 2007: Simon Alpin - On The Wire 2007: Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers - Glassjaw Boxer 2006: Cracker - Greenland 2006: Patty Hurst Shifter - Too Crowded on the Losing End 2006: Sally Spring - Mockingbird 2005: Chatham County Line - Route 23 2005: Chris Stamey and Yo la Tengo - A Question of Temperature 2005: Terry Anderson - Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass-Kickin Team 2004: Chris Stamey - Travels In The South 2004: Something For Kate - The Official Fiction 2003: Goner - How Good We Had It 2003: Something For Kate - Song For A Sleepwalker 2003: Tangerine Trousers - Dressed for Success 2003: Thad Cockrell - Warmth & Beauty 2001: Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence 2001: Greg Hawks & The Tremblers - Fool's Paradise 2001: Hazeldine - Double Back 2001: Thad Cockrell - Stack of Dreams 2000: Kenny Roby - Mercury's Blues 2000: Tami Hart - No Light in August 2004: Various Artists - Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo - disc 2 track 11, "By Eleven" 2002: Shannon Lyon - Dharma - track 12, "Houses On The Hill" co-written with Ryan Adams 2003: Joan Baez - Dark Chords On A Big Guitar - track 3, "Rosemary Moore" Official website Artist Page on CMT.com Official Small Ponds site Caitlin Cary at AllMusic Caitlin Cary discography at Discogs