A Benefit for Kristen Romaniszek featuring:
Canadian Rifle, Paul Cary & The Small Scaries
Monday, March 5, 2012
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pmDouble Door
$10.00 suggested donation at the door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/101705/
In 2005, Cary woke up, wised up, and moved all of his worldly belongings to Chicago. Once there, he buckled down, apprenticed with a carpenter, and continued to work on songs. With no band to support him, he enlisted the help of percussionist and engineer Johnathan Crawford (Head of Femur, William Elliott Whitmore, Grey Ghost, Tim Wehrle), and together they began to work out arrangements of Paul Cary's new material.
In late 2007, Paul and Johnathan set out to record Cary's first solo album, Ghost of a Man, with Mike Lust at Phantom Manor Studio, and Toby Summerfield joined on bass. Ghost of a Man was later self-recorded and completed at Clown Town Studios in Chicago – basically a small room with some old mics and a tape deck, just the sound they were after. In total, the album took two years to record. Upon completion, Portland's Stank House Records offered to release the album on vinyl, Chicago's free music label Candy Dinner released it as a download.
Stank House Records recently released a split 7" with Paul Cary and San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees, and it quickly sold out.
Paul Cary and the Small Scaries is the current incarnation of Cary's band. Contributing players include a list of Chicago jazz heavies, such as Dave Rempis, Fred Longberg Holm, and Jason Stein – as well as the addition of Farfisa organs and other hellish noise makers. Ghost of a Man is available for free download to the public, and Paul Cary will be in Austin at SXSW 2011 for several performances to be announced soon.
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