Carey Ott / Update - April/May 2007
Dualtone Recording Artist Carey Ott / Update - May 2007
Show review from www.listennashville.com
May 18th, 2007 @ The Basement—Carey Ott
Carey Ott's Basement Show Reminds Me Why I live in Nashville
With a voice reminiscent of Neil Finn and acoustic guitar skills comparable to Paul Simon, Carey Ott's under-attended Basement performance Friday night was a fresh reminder of why I live in this town—because I can sit comfortably in a room that is half-full and enjoy a set by a musician who should be on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Ott is a Chicago transplant signed to Dualtone Records whose songs have been featured on Grey's Anatomy. With shades of Crowded House and The Beatles, Ott relies heavily on his warm vocals, which are immediately pleasing to the ear. The songs are tightly crafted melodic treats for anyone who happens to be listening. Onstage, Carey Ott's presence and delivery are so relaxed and non-anxious (it was the same at the Americana Folk Fest), that he creates a warm and friendly "living-room" atmosphere while simultaneously giving every song the energy it deserves.
As Crowded House prepares to release one more record followed by a world tour, I can only hope that someone at Dualtone records can land Carey Ott an opening slot for a portion of the tour. As much as I enjoy comfortably watching amazing talent in a half-full Nashville bar, I'd much rather see Carey Ott receiving the national attention that he deserves and, consequently, selling out the Ryman Auditorium.
Dualtone Recording Artist Carey Ott / Update - April 11, 2007
Damn if it ain't true! Carey's lead off track on Lucid Dream, "Am I Just One," has been given the nod by the creative forces of "Grey's Anatomy" to make yet another appearance on the hit ABC Television series. This will be the songs third performance since January 22, 2006. Check it out this Thursday, April 12/07.
On top of that, "I Wouldn't Do That To You" has been chosen to be included on the Myspace Records soundtrack of another ABC TV series, Kyle XY.
Carey's "Lucid Dream," the Dualtone Records cd release seems to be catching on as spawning ground for television music supervisors. Can a feature Movie appearance be close at hand?
Great news on the coat tails of Carey's three week Colorado / Utah / California solo acoustic tour which he has just wrapped up! The last two dates saw Carey as a duo with San Jose based drum aficionado, Terry Carleton. They truly rocked the Sweetwater in Mill Valley! The all ages show in San Jose at the Graeme Mathew Studio was over the top!
Carey's back in Nashville where his next gig is with Tyrone Wells and Leigh Nash at the Mercy Lounge, Thursday, April 19.
The journey continues with optimism and clarity. It is clear that Carey is reaching a growing number of true music fans who are continuously looking for a bright light to inspire.
Please check out the song and scenes from Grey's Anatomy by clicking here. If you haven't tapped into Carey's recent video interview piece please do so here.