S. Carey played at the cave this past Thursday, and we (KRLX & the 'tonian) got to sit down and chat with him for a few minutes after the show. Here's a chunk of the transcript
Sam Keyes (KRLX): To start it off - can we hear more about your band, and how S. Carey has evolved from what you had initially intended it to be?
Sean Carey: I guess when I started, it was just an outlet for me to write my own songs and really had no expectations about where it would go and what it would be. For the first record, I assembled these guys - not all of 'em, but 3 of 'em - and we went out and toured for about a year. During that, we had a different bugle player with us... we had a clarinetest play with us for a week... and we had Ben, the guy on pedal-steel come and play. Mikey, a guy from Bon Iver came to play viola with us. But anyway, it turned into the 5 of us that became the core group. For the new record, I used them on the recording a lot and it was much more of a "band thing." I would come in with a song, just bare-bones chords, melody and lyrics, and we'd all do the arrangements together.
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Last fall, I had the opportunity to interview Big Dipper, a rap artist from Chicago who breaks gender and sexuality boundaries with his music. While on campus, he performed at the Cave, conducted a workshop through the Gender and Sexuality Center, and also found a few minutes to sit down and talk with me. Be sure to check out the Cave's website to learn more about the interesting performers who will be coming to campus this term!
KK: Who was Big Dipper before he was Big Dipper?
BD: Well, I was always busy. I went to college for theater, and I moved to Chicago where I was working as a theatre artist: directing, working as a choreographer, and teaching. I was constantly gigging around and doing a bunch of things, which actually really helped prepare me for what I have to do now. I’m an independent artist, which means I don’t have support from marketing and I don’t have support from a label. I literally do everything myself, and that job-juggling from my post-collegiate days was really helpful to what I’m doing now.Read more...
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