Hopefully, everyone will be happier now." John Ginn - Eugene Weekly Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers, joined forces with Toronto Producer, Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Kinnie Starr, The Sadies, The New Pornographers) for her new CD due out July 13th. "Seems So Civilized" is musical juxtaposition of strength and fragility winding through an Americana set combining country, blues and cabaret music. With 10 songs penned by Clark, 1 penned by Clark and the Lonesome Lovers and a cover of Nick Drake's song "Saturday Sun", "Seems So Civilized" is a true reflection in the growth Carrie has made as a songwriter and musician since her first CD, "Release the Butterfly." Carrie has been a fixture in Seattle's music scene for the last ten years. With the addition of her band mates, Dayna Smith on bass, Greg Fulton on guitar and a rotating cast of drummers and side musicians, Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers perform regularly along the west coast and tour nationally on an annual basis.
Their live shows have been described as captivating and engaging by fans and media alike. Carries winsome voice travels from power to tenderness in one breath while charming audiences with songs about one night stands, love lust divas and dark lullabies. They have performed in venues such as Seattles Showbox, and Tractor Tavern as well as stages in San Francisco, Austin, Albuquerque, Nashville, and Phoenix sharing the stage with bands such as Two Loons for Tea, Jared Clifton (Radio Nationals), Laura Veirs, David Garza, Halou, and Al Stewart (Year of the Cat). Oregon grown and brought up on Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Crystal Gayle records, Carrie is self taught on piano and guitar.
Her self taught nature towards songwriting complemented by Fulton and Smith's scholastic musical backgrounds has created a musical experience weaving dark melody lines and driving country rhythms. "I am a generally happy person, but songwriting seems to bring out the dark side of my emotions. You have to have both, so in order to stay happy, the darker side of me is given to the songs I write." "Seems So Civilized," is Carrie's third independent release. Her two previous CDs, "Release the Butterfly" and "Reverie," are still receiving national and international radio play including feature interviews on NPR radio programs and highlights in local and national media publications.
Who are the Lonesome Lovers? The first Lonesome Lover to join up with Carrie was bassist and backing vocalist, Dayna Smith. When not holding down the lonesome low-end, she is busy in the NW music scene performing and recording with her own project, The Fast Pretty Way. She also performs with psychedelic country band, Half Light and tripno-soul act, Chewy. The next Lonesome Lover to join in was guitarist (or anything stringed) and backing vocalist, Greg Fulton whose recording credits includes albums with NW Singer-Songwriter Jill Cohn and The Jazz Police.
He has performed in a variety of ensembles including Java Town Swing, Show Brazil and the Seattle Symphony. He can also be heard (barely) on various movie sound tracks and in the pit at the 5th Ave Theatre. Greg enjoys orchestrating, playing pipe organ and long walks on the beach. The walks are frequently lonesome . Read more on Last.fm.
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