If someone asked me on a random evening after work what I did all day, I still wouldn’t know how to answer.
Most days are filled to the brim, but some duties are so random they’re hard to sum up.
Today’s assignment? Help a Colorado-based band find a drummer for their concert in Columbia.
No, really. If you’re a female drummer, call me. (Sorry fellas, this is an all women band).
Caitlin Cannon and the Artillery will be swinging through Columbia March 30 and will perform with Boone County Ham at The Bridge on Walnut. The concert starts at 8 p.m.; Caitlin’s group plays at 9 p.m.
So if you’re like me and not well versed in the underground country music scene, you’re probably wondering who Caitlin Cannon and the Artillery are. I did a little research for you.
Caitlin grew up in Tennessee and her mom was Hank Williams Jr.’s hairdresser. I’m sure there were a lot more important things in her childhood but, c’mon, that’s just interesting.
Caitlin came to Stephens on the Patricia Barry scholarship. (Barry, if you don’t know, was a prolific actress who guest starred in a bunch of shows you’ve heard of, including and foremost All My Children, which I watched faithfully and still miss. But that’s another blog post).
After graduation, Caitlin moved to New York and began composing original music.
She cut her first album last year self titled Caitlin Cannon and the Artillery.
Frankly, it’s tough to describe the group’s music.
The band dubs itself an “All Girl Modern Americana project.”
Or as Caitlin says, “It’s Shirley Temple in Twin Peaks meets Dolly Parton at a 50s sock hop.”
Oh My Goodness!
Yeah, I can’t help you with that. Here’s a link to a few of her tunes so you can listen for yourself.
And, seriously, she’s looking for a female drummer for the group’s CoMo gig. So if that’s you, let me know and I’ll totally help you get in touch with her. Just doin’ my job.