Casey is half way through his Ireland tour. And in his honor, we thought we’d take some time this week to share videos from his latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” We begin with an introduction to Casey along with a live performance of his song “Flowers.”
You need to watch this keynote address! It is inspiring, motivating, exciting, and reassuring. It reminds us here at CatBeach Music why we are doing this.
As we watched Dave share his own journey, we were caught up in our own memories of making multi-track cassette tapes as awkward pre-teens alone in our bedrooms. For Jen, this involved the elaborate and fine production skills of first taping a Duran Duran song off the radio and then adding her own 11 year old vocals right over the top…she knew she was on her way to becoming the next Debbie Harry! For Bobby, the legitimate musician in the family, it involved hours upon hours upon hours of practicing guitar…learning every Landau and Lukather riff he could lay his ears on…listening to every record he could find at the record store down on Western Ave. in San Pedro…studying recording and producing techniques while founding his gear collection at the ripe old age of 12.
Music was our safe haven. It got into our souls. And it set us on our life’s trajectory…a life interwoven with songs, creativity, passion, and friends. We are humbled by the incredible musicians, artists and songwriters that are around us and we are thankful for this leg of the journey!
For us, it began as a couple of musicians and its still all about the musicians…but hey…what do we know? Thanks for the reminder of where we began, for the decades of incredible songs and shows, and for the pursuit of true music. Dave Grohl-you are a rockstar!
This live recording of Casey Black’s song ‘Museum Made of Glass’ showcases Casey’s storytelling artistry. ‘Museum’ is one of 10 songs on Casey’s upcoming album ‘Lay You In The Loam,’ to be released by CatBeach Music in March 2013.
fielding, a critically acclaimed indie folk band, have carved their own unique niche in the amply talented Southern California music scene, since 2004. Featuring the songsmithing of frontman, Eric Fielding Balmer, pared with multi-instrumentalist, Beth Balmer, fielding is back at it with a new 6-song project to be released in Fall 2012.
Oh what a night! Last week we gathered some of our pals and besties for a night of yummy food, happy drinks and featuring the finest of music, ala Casey Black and Anna Nelson. They each played some yet to be released tunes as well as some fan faves.
We also celebrated our own Bobby Hartry’s Emmy win for Best Original Song!
There was a cake. A boa. A trophy.
And there was even a speech.
Third time is indeed a charm! This was the third year that Bobby was nominated for an Emmy award for his music. This nom went out for a song called ‘Dust’, that he wrote with his fantastically talented friend Ben West.
The award ceremony happened to be on Father’s Day, so we all decided to hang out with our Dads in lieu of attending the banquet. After a very fun day of honoring the papas, we sat down for a late night check on the Emmy website which gave us the grand announcement that they had won!
Since we missed out on the glamour of the event, we decided to look back at last year’s Emmy banquet…
And here is Bobby with his great friends Sylvia and Jennifer from Fifth Floor Music: