A Texas drifter in the spirit of Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley conjuring visions of devils, dust and heartbreak. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 16, 2011.
About this project
HELP Caleb Coy finish his NEW Album!
A Texas drifter in the spirit of Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley, Caleb Coy spent the past few years in desert drone outfit Headdress. His debut solo album, Wild Desert Rose (Yer Bird Records), forgoes the reverb and shaman blues in favor of outlaw country, both solo and acoustic, but his peyote visions of devils, dust, and heartbreak are still just as haunting. - The Austin Chronicle
Wild Desert Rose was written and recorded in 10 days in an old airstream trailer in West Texas. I was building a rammed earth house in the Tucson Mountains with some friends of mine and we had a break for a few weeks in the dead of summer. I had recently fallen in love with a girl in Los Angeles, but had this idea to write a record while I had the time. So I headed back to Texas with the goal of writing a song a day and recording it on my iPhone. With the beauty and serenity of the Chihuahuan Desert and a thousand miles of highway between me and my girl as my muse, Wild Desert Rose was born.
Within a few days of finishing the record, I sent the songs to a buddy of mine, who in turn sent them to Yer Bird Records. The kind folks at the label contacted me about releasing it as a digital download. I told them I had initially planned on re-recording everything in a studio, but they wanted the raw, West Texas demo versions I had recorded on my phone. So there it went, my first solo record, Wild Desert Rose.
This go around, I'm aiming a little higher and looking to reconnect with my Headdress bandmates as well as some special guests including my pops, blues gunslinger Bobby Ray Coy, and doing it right. There are a few studios I'm considering in Austin, Texas before we take this show on the road.
My passion for playing music and rambling down the lost highway has never subsided, just got put on the backburner due to an empty wallet in the back pocket of my old Wranglers. I've been swinging a hammer steady for the last two years, but this gig is coming to an end. I'm hoping Kickstarter will light the fire and more importantly provide me with the bread that allows me to reach my musical aspirations. For me this is about a family legacy. My dad still plays small town Texas bars every weekend, but never had the chance to pick his guitar on the road. I want to make him proud and follow in the footsteps of Waylon, Willie and Townes and sing my songs across America.
Your donations will help me get back to Austin, cover the time in the studio, pressing and mastering of the vinyl, any marketing and PR needed once the album is out and a jumpstart to getting back on tour.
I can't do this without your help, thank you for lending an ear. Your support means the world to me.
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