Caitlyn Cannon and the Artillery

at The Adobe Bar

February 1, 2013 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 6:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 4:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Caitlin was born in Alabama, her mother a hairdresser and father, a lineman for the Huntsville Utilities. Her Grandmother raised her on Cole Porter, put curlers in her hair and drove her to auditions all over the city. Caitlin was enrolled in a performing arts academy and soon branched out into community and regional theatre productions. During those early years, her father moved to a farm in Hot Rock, Tennessee, and on the long drives to and fro, she became friendly with everything playing on the local country radio stations. At 10 years old, she was given her first CD player and began stocking her collection with The Beatles, Queen, Hank Williams, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and The Judds. Her grandmother bought her first guitar just before she moved with her mother and stepfather to the Durango Colorado: The Wild West. Those raucous high school days brought with them a passion for more Alt-C. She quickly became enamored with Uncle Tupelo, Ryan Adams, Jason Isabel, Tift Merritt, Jenny Lewis, Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams. All the while continuing her theatre pursuits, Caitlin was awarded the Patricia Barry (The Twilight Zone) Scholarship, to attend Stephens College, a celebrated women’s performing arts school, in operation since the 1833. She stuffed her boots in a duffel and bought a plane ticket for New York City where she enrolled in the 2 year Meisner training program under the instruction of Bill Esper. Furthermore, she began composing her original music performed in venues such as Hill Country, The Living Room, Piano’s The Knitting Factory, Hanks Saloon, Life Cafe, Spike Hill, Pete's Candy Store, Jalopy Theatre, Zebulon, and Kathryn's House, where she opened for David Olney and split the bill with Eleanore Whitmore of Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses. In Brooklyn, New York, Caitlin released her first album of original songs, self titled: Caitlin Cannon and the Artillery. The record delicately explores uncomfortable concepts and beautifully expresses them through chirpy melodies (Fire Escape) and evocative arrangements (Stranger). Caitlin recently relocated to the Midwest and joined up with the "new" Artillery.

The Artillery

Elizabeth Riordan: Bass & Backing Vocals
An accomplished bass player, with sounds from the country, thumpin' on the upright as a young kid and rockin' out on the electric, Elizabeth Riordan has toured Europe and the US throughout her career. Always dreaming of the days of being an accomplished female singer and entertainer, she looked to her role model Reba McEntire on how to be the best possible artist! From growin' up in upstate NY on an island off Lake Erie, to expanding her horizons educationally on the west coast of California, she is now coming into her own and joining forces with these wonderfully creative women to soar from her grassroots and cowgirl boots. As she hits the stage to steal people's hearts with her loving and giving nature, she brings forth her intentions to create peace and harmony through music, in a world that works for everyone!

Crystal Wolfchild: Glockenspeil & Backing Vocals
From mountain girl to the city of Angles, native Emmy nominated makeup artist, Crystal Wolfchild, returns to her passion of rhythm and song. As a teenager, singing on the back of a bus with Caitlin and daydreaming of being in a band together, she followed her spirit and came back home to Durango, CO where the daydreams have become reality! Flexing her muscles of high fashion style paired with skills of behind the scenes entertainment, she dazzles the crowd with her sweet voice and glockenspiel melodies. With her passion for music, Crystal is now learning to play the Djimbe, Ukelele, Guitar, and Piano...and to top it off, she is taking up the hobby of sewing! She is a jack-ette of many trades and adds to the band's style, sound and harmony.  As she stands on stage, she also stands for a life without regrets, knowing that all things are possible!