October 2018 Letter

Caitlin Canty October Letter - Watkins Family Hour, 17 States, New Video

I'm writing you from a desk covered in a messy pile of papers and notebooks. The weather thankfully turned toward fall here in TN. It cooled off the day we hung a porch swing in fact. There's a fresh page impulse that blows in with fall air, it has me chasing new melodies on an old guitar and filling up pages with black ink. I'd love to sit on my porch swing and catch some more songs. But as usual, I can't sit still for long.

TOUR FORECAST

The next few months have me zigzagging across the country, playing in at least 17 states, some more than once. Many shows are yet to be announced, but if you live in MA, OH, VT, NH, LA, CA, RI, CO, OR, WA, NY, PA, DC, VA, NC, GA, TN or Denmark, I'll be coming through soon enough. Here's what's around the corner:

I'm playing for the first time in Lowell, MA this Friday at an art gallery, and Saturday I'll zip to New Orleans to play a free show at an urban farm.

I'll join Sean and Sara as one of many special guests at Watkins Family Hour in Los Angeles Oct 25. 

I'll meet up with Maya De Vitry, Peter Mulvey and Mark Erelli in Newport, RI for back to back sets with my pals.

John Statz has amiably agreed to open my Denver show Nov 15th. It'll be my first time headlining in Denver, and it's quite a large room. If you have friends there, send em out, I beg of you.

Along with my partner in Down Like Silver, Peter Bradley Adams, I'll play some great rooms in Seattle, Portland and Berkeley. We'll play DLS songs in our solo sets, best of both worlds.

And next year, I'm going to tour in a goddamn straight line. TOUR

VIDEO - TIME ROLLS BY

This song is drenched in pedal steel on Motel Bouquet, and I love it. We tried a new approach here with fiddle and resonator guitar, and I love it.

The final installment from our session at Live from Layman, here's "Time Rolls By" with Noam Pikelny, Paul Kowert, and Stuart Duncan. 

"Time Rolls By" live with Noam Pikelny, Paul Kowert and Stuart Duncan 

TOUR DATES 

OCT 19 – 
The Town and The City Festival – 
Lowell, MA Tickets

OCT 20 – 
River Queen Greens

 – New Orleans, LA Free Show

OCT 25 – 
Watkins Family Hour/Largo at the Coronet – 
Los Angeles, CA Tickets

NOV 3 – Fall Moon Festival – Newport, RI Tickets *

NOV 15 – Soiled Dove Underground – Denver, CO Tickets %

NOV 16 – 
Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR Tickets &

NOV 17 – 
Ballard Homestead – Seattle, WA Tickets &

NOV 18 – 
Freight & Salvage
 – 

Berkeley, CA Tickets &

FEB 23 – 
The Word Barn – 
Exeter, NH Tickets ^

JAN 5 – 
Cooperstown Concert Series

 – Cooperstown, NY Tickets ^

MAR 1 – 
Midland Theater

 – Newark, OH Tickets 

* With Peter Mulvey, Mark Erelli, Maya De Vitry
% John Statz opens
& Cobill with Peter Bradley Adams
^ Oshima Brothers Open
www.caitlincanty.com/tour

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I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO

The Milk Carton Kids new record, All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do. The title track is a classic. The duo is currently on tour with a killer backing band.

The Stray Birds final record as a band, Let It Pass. I've known these three since we were all just starting out as baby-cheeked touring musicians. Listening to their new songs is bittersweet, but I can't wait to see what the future holds for their new solo projects. Listen to "Light as a Fire."

Mark Erelli's star-studded poignant protest song, "By Degrees." I wish the world didn't need this song.

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August 2018 Newsletter

Caitlin Canty Newsletter - New Shows, Tennessee Waltz

I'm sitting at home in Nashville with the windows open wide. I love how the night sounds. Walking my dog tonight, I found that a neighbor left a bucket full of flowers on the corner of my road with a good sign: "Free Flowers." I'll pay the kindness forward as soon as my garden kicks in. It got a late start, thanks to a record release and wicked fun support tours for Josh Ritter and Mary Chapin Carpenter. The garden could wait! 

FREE SONG

If you’re new to this newsletter, it’s thanks to your good handwriting on a sign up sheet from a show this summer. Welcome! Here’s that free song I promised, "Motel." STREAM or DOWNLOAD

TOUR FORECAST

I'm heading west to play Strawberry Fest in California next week, then down to Eddie's Attic for my Atlanta record release show with a new trio; Miss Tess on bass and Philippe Bronchtein on steel. The skyway takes me to Denver, Seattle, Portland and Berkeley with Peter Bradley Adams. If you're in New Orleans I'm playing a friend's urban farm in October, and then I'll fly to Newport to play with Peter Mulvey and Mark Erelli at Casino Theater. I feel lucky. TOUR

NEW OLD TEES

Buying tickets and coming out to shows is still the best way to cast your vote for music you love, followed by taking home a CD, LP, or an authentically tour-wrinkled tee. I've recently counted out some early tee designs and posted them online. Limited editions, random sizes, could probably call them vintage at this point. Use the code GARDEN to take 20% off at caitlincanty.com  

VIDEO - TENNESSEE WALTZ

Noam Pikelny and I stopped by Fretboard Journal while on tour earlier this summer and played one of our favorites, "Tennessee Waltz." 

TOUR DATES 

AUG 30 – 
Strawberry Music Festival

 – Grass Valley, CA Tickets

SEP 6 – 
Eddie's Attic

 – Decatur, GA Tickets

OCT 20 – 
River Queen Greens

 – New Orleans, LA 

NOV 3 – Fall Moon Festival – Newport, RI * 

NOV 15 – Soiled Dove Underground – Denver, CO Tickets

NOV 16 – 
Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR Tickets &

NOV 17 – 
Ballard Homestead – Seattle, WA Tickets &

NOV 18 – 
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
 – 

Berkeley, CA Tickets &

JAN 5 – 
Cooperstown Concert Series

 – Cooperstown, NY Tickets 

MAR 1 – 
Midland Theater

 – Newark, OH Tickets 

* With Peter Mulvey, Mark Erelli
& Cobill with Peter Bradley Adams
www.caitlincanty.com/tour

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I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO
Punch Brothers' brilliant new record, All Ashore. Three of these fellas played on my record, Motel Bouquet and I'm obviously programmed to love this music, but it surprised me how much it moved me, how high my eyebrows went on repeat listens. And I think the heart and message of each song is right on. 

Mandolin Orange's song, "Take This Heart of Gold" is just gorgeous. I wish I had fallen for this band years ago and caught hundreds of their shows. I'm catching up now.

I painted a few walls to Amanda Shires's new record, To the Sunset, and I really dig it and her words.

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July 2018 Newsletter

Caitlin Canty Newsletter - July 2018

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Down Like Silver, New Song, New Video

Summer is in full swing. If you are reading this, I hope it's from a hammock. I have new tour dates, a video and a brand new song to share. 

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
I just made it to Vermont to spend a few days cooling my heels in mountain lakes. It's been a wild first half of my year, as Southwest Airlines and my family would attest, but I'll be home in Nashville soon hanging with my guitars and notebooks for a few weeks off. First I get to open for Mary Chapin Carpenter! I'm thrilled to have a few dates supporting this trailblazing woman. TOUR

DOWN LIKE SILVER
My duo with Peter Bradley Adams, Down Like Silver released a new song last week. Peter and I just announced a few shows together in November where we’ll play our own sets and feature DLS songs. You can hear our latest, “Broken Coastline” at BandCampSpotifyiTunes, etc. 

VIDEO - MOTEL
Live From Layman invited me to sing a few songs live at a recording studio in a revitalized old pharmacy. We caught this one just as the sun was going down. Here's, "Motel" recorded live with Noam Pikelny, Paul Kowert and Stuart Duncan in Nashville.

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May 2018

Caitlin Canty Newsletter - Nashville, Midwest, Josh Ritter, New Video, Vinyl

A bird in my backyard has the same call as my cell phone ring. There's a hawk squawking, a woodpecker pipping, and that damn bird mimicking my phone. I'm not complaining - I love this racket. I'm sitting out here with my dog in the half shade wishing I never had to leave while looking forward excitedly to leaving. Wonderful once-in-a-blue-moon shows are in my rearview and just up ahead. Luckily tonight is the best of both worlds - a hometown show!

NASHVILLE

I'll bring my record release show to my new hometown tonight (5/9) Noam Pikelny and I play Nashville's renowned Station Inn. Tickets are only available at the door and music hits right at 9pm. Noam and I have been playing duo shows out west and in the Northeast around one mic, just how the songs sounded before we went into the studio. This is our last night on the record release tour. STATION INN 

JOSH RITTER

I'm just coming down from last weekend's run opening for Josh Ritter. It's a thrill to open for this powerful songwriter and hear his songs in an acoustic show with Zack Hickman on bass. They even invite me up for the encore to sing along. I'll be out with the boys next weekend as well in the northeast, singing my heart out and racking up miles on Southwest. TICKETS 

MIDWEST

The final spring leg of the record release tour reunites me with Eric Heywood and my favorite venues in the Midwest including my annual two night stand at Wisconsin's most beautiful old barn. Maya de Vitry (The Stray Birds) will open select dates and join the band. It's no stretch to call me a superfan of her music. I'm honored she's supporting these special record release shows and sharing her new ridiculously wonderful songs. Join us.

NEW VIDEO

Live From Layman invited me in to record a few songs live in front of the cameras. These gorgeous videos were shot just as the sun was going down and I couldn't be happier to share the first release, "Who" recorded live with Noam Pikelny, Paul Kowert and Stuart Duncan here in Nashville.

"Who" feat. Noam Pikelny, Paul Kowert, Stuart Duncan at Live From Layman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkM7gDWKcus&index=2&list=PL457A7EFC310368B0

VINYL HAS ARRIVED

Heavy boxes of Motel Bouquet LPs arrived on my doorstep and they are taking off one by one to good homes. Though it took much longer than promised to get my hands on them, I couldn't be happier with how they sound. Only available at my shows or caitlincanty.com

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