|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
Selville, Ohio, USA. North Carolina-based singer-songwriter and fiddler Cary initially came to prominence alongside Ryan Adams in the highly regarded alt country unit Whiskeytown, although she adopted a much lower profile than the bands ebullient frontman. Following the untidy demise of Whiskeytown in the late 90s, Adams embarked on a highly praised solo career that hit commercial pay-dirt with 2001s Gold. Cary began recording her own material during this period, debuting in 2000 (the year Whiskeytown was officially put on indefinite hiatus) with the EP Waltzie. So-named because three of the five songs were waltzes, the stand-out track on the EP proved to be a cover version of Richard And Linda Thompsons Withered And Died. Cary recorded the material with the help of Chapel Hill-based producer Chris Stamey and ex-Whiskeytown personnel Skillet Gilmore and Mike Daly (her main co-writer). The same musicians were also present on Carys...