I’ve decided to record a number of tracks for a new project, DADDAD, which I’ve been experimenting with for a couple of months now. The title comes from the tuning – DADDAD, and the plan is to record 6 improvised tracks using the notes as inspiration. It could turn out to be a really restrictive decision, but we’ll see!
Stay tuned for more updates on release dates etc.
I’m very proud to announce that I will be playing guitar in the New Venture Theatre production of Elephant’s Graveyard on June 1st & 2nd. It’s part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the theatre.
For more info and tickets, click here.
(Image courtesy of New Venture Theatre, Brighton)
For those of you that didn’t make the gig at The Con Club, the full set is now up on the Caaw SoundCloud page:
Last Saturday (17th March) saw a fantastic gig supporting The Urban Voodoo Machine at The Con Club in Lewes. Caaw didn’t get a great soundcheck as there wasn’t time, and went on stage almost immediately afterwards, just as the crowd were arriving.
Despite all this, the set went down a storm. Next stop: The Prince Albert, Brighton on 2nd May supporting Th’Legendary Shack Shakers
Thanks to everyone that came and supported us. Here’s footage of “Novayapesnya” from the gig:
I decided I needed a new bottleneck recently, so decided to make one from an old wine bottle. There’s something about the feel and weight of wine bottle necks that I love.
Here is the result…
Here’s a piece (currently being performed by Caaw) from last year, an experimental jam using 2 guitars and a loop pedal. It was mainly inspired by Marc Ribot‘s playing on Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs album and his live version of Fat Man Blues with the Marc Ribot Trio.
I’ve been interested in alternative tunings for a while now, being quite heavily influenced by Delta Blues, and love experimenting with blues.
Then I discovered Bill Orcutt and things changed. Bill plays with only 4 strings, and in some odd tunings.
I then read an article on Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore, becoming interested in the tunings he and Lee Ranaldo use, and, well, I decided to experiment myself…
Update from the last post, here is a selection from Monday’s rehearsal…
Things are hotting up!
In the build up to our first gigs, we’ve been polishing off some exciting new songs in rehearsals.
Set list to include:
Ten Dollars From Big Sur
Oscar And Rosie
I’m really excited to announce two dates for CAAW in the next couple of months:
17th March at the Con Club, Lewes, supporting The Urban Voodoo Machine
2nd May at The Prince Albert, Brighton, supporting JD Wilkes and The Legendary Shack Shakers
Hope to see you all there!