It warms my heart to see some good boys from Texas doing well for themselves--and Cadillac Sky
heats this ol' ticker just fine.
Originally from Fort Worth, Cadillac Sky has gone on to considerable recognition and praise from bluegrass, roots, and folk fans across the nation for their genre fusing and impressive live performances--even getting a little love from CMT in the process
And this year's been a big one for the boys, what with the release of their third record in June, Letters In the Deep
, not to mention the filming of a music video for "Hangman" (see above), and being invited to join the on-fire Zac Brown Band
for its musical booze-cruise to Grand Cayman.
It's all for good reason: The band's new record, produced by The Black Keys
' Dan Auerbach, is a shining testament to their live sets, and also to the group as talented, humble individuals.
Now happy to be coming home, Cadillac Sky will be performing at the House of Blues in Dallas on Thursday, July 8, as part of their nationwide tour. I was fortunate enough to talk with lead singer Bryan Simpson about their upcoming performance, their new album, the tragic floods that destroyed much of their second-home state, Tennessee, and their upcoming ocean voyage in the name of Americana rock.
Check the interview out after the jump, where you'll also find an mp3 of the song "Trash Bag" off the new release, which the band was kind enough to pass along to DC9 readers as a free download.
Bonus mp3: Cadillac Sky -- "Trash Bag"