Most-Recent Entries

Album Review: Sietch Ramshackle "U.R.//Nctrl"
By: Amy Foxworthy
Saturday, December 28, 2019


Mixed Tape Monday: Darrin's Favorite Discoveries of 2019
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, December 16, 2019


Indianapolis “Art Rock” Band Midwest Contraband Releases Killer 4th Album
By: Amy Foxworthy
Sunday, October 6, 2019


Special Presentation #01: MP Cavalier Meets Martin Barre of Jethro Tull
By: Darrin Snider
Saturday, May 4, 2019


Mix-Tape Monday: Great Guitarists
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 25, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Tribute to Tony Iommi
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 18, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Darrin's Guilty Pleasures
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 11, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Relax with a Nice Bottle of Wine
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, March 4, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: Stuff I Feel Like I May Be the Only Person Who Owns It
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 25, 2019


Mix Tape Monday: My (First) Prog Mix Tape
By: Darrin Snider
Monday, February 18, 2019

Show #087: Cara Jean Wahlers and Paradise Recovered

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Monday, October 11, 2010 12:00:00 PM

    

Had a lot of fun recording this week's show, as is obvious from the number of edits that were made to keep it on-topic and down to the time allotted. I've often felt that featured artist Cara Jean Wahlers' first appearance on the show failed to properly capture her warm, energetic personality -- though, arguably, that was by design, since that episode was dedicated to her Big Roots Show and not her own music. I'm glad that, almost two years later, I finally got the chance to have her back on to fix that particular oversight and showcase some of the new material she alluded to back then. Though traditionally a background and session player, those of us who have caught Cara Jean at her solo shows around town have known of her incredible singing and songwriting ability for a while now, and it's great to finally have some of it captured on an album (and podcast). Goodnight Charlotte, her first release with cellist Grover Parido, beautifully melds Cara Jean's atmospheric guitar, poetic lyrics, and delicate voice with Grover's unmatched ability to add richness and depth to a song as both a background player and as a lead instrument, while at the same time never overpowering the other players and voices. The result is a beautiful, textured trip through a range of images, stories, and emotions that is as lush in tone as it is intelligent.

As if all that weren't enough, we have another first for Indy In-Tune this week: a podcast partially dedicated to original Indiana music in film. Andie Redwine joins us to talk about her movie, Paradise Recovered, which premieres at the Heartland Film Festival this coming weekend. The film features music from a number of Indiana recording artists, including of course Cara Jean Wahlers and Grover Parido. With the film already garnering interest from Heartland, the Austin Film Festival, and a few other indie film showcases around the country, the boost of exposure for local, original music is almost as exciting as the success of the film itself.

Links referenced in the show:

  • Cara Jean Wahlers can be found here: Web Site | Facebook | MySpace | Twitter.
  • She previously appeared on Show #032 in support of The Big Roots Show.
  • Her new CD with Grover Parido, Goodnight Charlotte, is available via the usual suspects (iTunes | Amazon | CD Baby | Diggstation).
  • Our second song, California, was written during and inspired by a trip to Big Sur, California.
  • Cara Jean is the den mother and occasional bass player for the roots/country band 19Clark25.
  • Her CD release party featured Tonos Triad, who were previously featured on Show #042. The CD also premiered and is featured on Cary Allen Fields' Redbud Radio show on 88.7 WICR.
  • Information about Andie Redwine's movie, Paradise Recovered, can be found here: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter.
  • Paradise recovered will be premiering as part of the Heartland Film Festival at AMC Showplace 17 (south side) on Oct 16 at 5:30pm and October 20th at 7:45 PM, as well as the AMC Castleton Square on Oct 18 at 8:15pm and Oct 21 at 2:00pm. Tickets may be purchased via the Truly Moving Pictures web site.
  • A soundtrack to the film, featuring a plethora of Indiana artists (culled with assistance from Jeb Banner and his Musical Family Tree site), is forthcoming -- most-likely released through Standard Recording.
  • The film was shot in Bloomington, IN and Austin, TX, most notably at the Sahara Mart.
  • Our fourth song, Orange Blossom, was written inspired by Cara Jean's time spent in Naples, Florida.
  • You can also catch Cara Jean playing with the 7-piece, all-girl troupe, "Alice Chalmers and the Stick a Cork in Your Jug Band" ... we promise to get them on the show to tell that story soon.
  • Extra special thanks to Locals Only (located just east of 56th and Keystone) -- a long-time favorite venue of ours and staunch supporter of local, original music (as well as Indy In-Tune) -- for their gracious hospitality and a complimentary round of drinks for the guests.


Currently Listening To:
Cara Jean Wahlers and Grover Parido: Goodnight Charlotte
Click Image for Details
Click Here for More Essential Listening


Previous Post:
Rock and Roll Lives, And It's Sleeping with Verona Red
Next Post:
Tonos Triad CD Release Party


Blog comments powered by Disqus

Today on Indy In-Tune

Listen Live:  

It's Fresh Meat Tuesday!

12:00 AM: Random Access Music
6:00 AM: Artist Spotlight
7:00 AM: Brother Brother Beercast
8:00 AM: Work Safe Weekday Music
6:00 PM: Artist Spotlight
7:00 PM: New Music Tuesday
10:00 PM: Blind Pig Confessions
11:00 PM: Artist Spotlight

* Schedule subject to change without notice. Sorry, but that's rock and roll.

Solicitations and Submissions

Solicitations for blog posts can be made by sending and email to "blog -at- indyintune -dot- com" and should follow these guidelines:

  • Local (Indianapolis-based) acts always have priority.
  • Visisting acts playing a bill with one or more local acts are also considered.
  • We generally don't like to repeat content found on other sites. If your request already has a lot of coverage on other sites, it will be considered low-priority unless you can give us an exclusive angle.
  • For obvious reasons, we don't do solicited album reviews, though we do appreciate you letting us know when you have a new release. Consider coming in and talking about the album yourself live on the air or a podcast.
  • All of our staff writers are unpaid enthusiasts. All requests for blog posts are entirely at their descretion.
  • As such, they generally need a lot of lead-time to put something out -- we're talking weeks of lead time, not hours.
  • That said, individual authors have full authority to ignore the following guidelines and write whatever they want ... if you can convince them to.
  • In addition, feel free to write your own post and submit it for posting as a "guest blogger." Those almost always get accepted.
  • Finally, regional or national acts submitting without meeting the above guidelines are generally ignored. We're not trying to be dicks, but if you send us a generic form-letter with your press release, and it doesn't even remotely concern a local artist or event, then you're not part of our core focus.