Caitlin Cary at Merlefest 2006
|Birth name||Caitlin Cary|
|Born||October 28, 1968|
|Origin||East Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Associated acts||Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams|
Born to Hall Cary and Carol Campbell Thomas in East Cleveland, Caitlin Cary was raised with her half-brothers, Brian, Craig, and Keith Thomas, in East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights. She began playing the violin at age six. She attended the College of Wooster in Ohio. She joined the band Whiskeytown in 1994, as a graduate student at North Carolina State University.
Cary released her first solo EP, Waltzie, in 2000. She has since released two full-length solo albums and an album of duets with Thad Cockrell. Cary has collaborated on albums with such artists as Tres Chicas, Alejandro Escovedo, Kenny Roby, and Greg Hawks and The Tremblers.
In 2013, Cary co-founded the North Carolina Music Love Army with Jon Lindsay. The collective of NC-based musicians created an LP entitled, We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest, to oppose the regressive actions of the North Carolina General Assembly. The album was released worldwide via Redeye Distribution on November 26, 2013.
- Albums with Whiskeytown
- Solo albums
- Waltzie (2000)
- While You Weren't Looking (2002)
- I'm Staying Out (2003)
- Sweetwater (2004) (as Tres Chicas with Tonya Lamm & Lynn Blakey)
- Begonias (2005; with Thad Cockrell)
- Bloom, Red & the Ordinary Girl (2006; as Tres Chicas)
- The Small Ponds
- NC Music Love Army
- We Are Not For Sale: Songs Of Protest (2013)
Caitlin is currently pairing up with Matt Douglas who is the lead singer and songster for The Proclivities. They paired up to perform in Raleigh's annual Love Hangover show, which features a male/female duo singing love song covers. They enjoyed singing together and went on to create the group Small Ponds. An EP was released on Last Chance Records in September 2010.
- Other Appearances
- "Caitlin Cary Biography". Musicianguide.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- Devenish, Colin (June 9, 2003). "Whiskeytown to Reunite". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- Devenish, C. (January 28, 2003). "Caitlin Cary Branches Out". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- Himes, Geoffrey (June 24, 2005). "Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell "Begonias" Yep Roc". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- Official Caitlin Cary site
- Artist Page on CMT.com
- Official Small Ponds site
- Ocean Carolina Shared Music Review Page
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