Articles and Interviews
One of the sweetest and most genuine-sounding country CDs of the year is "Begonias" by a couple of unlikely, in their own eyes, folks who both thought they'd be doing something else. Caitlin Cary went to North Carolina State to get a graduate degree in literature and ended up singing and playing fiddle in the influential alt.-country band Whiskeytown. Thad Cockrell went to Wake Forest to study religion at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and ended up sitting on Cary's front porch writing songs on Sunday afternoons until they both found time to go into the studio for a few days and record an album together. ...
Before Caitlin Cary gets ready to talk about her new album, the sophomore effort "I'm Staying Out," she wants to have a spot of tea. You can even hear the kettle whistling softly in the background through the telephone. It's just that sort of atmosphere of instant conversation that Cary, the Whiskeytown violinist and co-founder, hopes to spark once again when she takes her touring band on the road. "I think people who want to come see me tend to want to go to bed before midnight and not stand in a smoke rock club on the concrete floor," she says. "I always try to bring it to these people." ...