Whiskeytown's Cary Plans 'Ponyball' Release
Caitlin Cary, fiddler/singer of now defunct alt-country heroes Whiskeytown, is working on songs for "Ponyball," her first full-length solo album. Helping Cary on the set are two of her former bandmateCaitlin Cary, fiddler/singer of now defunct alt-country heroes Whiskeytown, is working on songs for "Ponyball," her first full-length solo album. Helping Cary on the set are two of her former bandmates -- guitarist Mike Daly and drummer Skillet Gilmore -- and musician/producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Suzanne Vega).
Roots artist and occasional Whiskeytown member Chris Stamey will produce the set. Easter is helping "polish" one of the album's lead tracks, according to a spokesperson.
"Ponyball" will be Cary's first recording under a new multi-album deal signed earlier this month with Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Yep Roc Records. Last year the label issued her solo debut, a four-song EP, "Waltzie."
Nashville-based Lost Highway Records, meanwhile, is due to release the oft-delayed third full-length Whiskeytown album, "Pneumonia," on May 22. Later this summer, the label plans to release "Gold," the second solo set by Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams.
While Adams says he has no plans to do another Whiskeytown album, the band expects to reunite for a concert in New York, during which it plans to deliver a "perfect presentation of 'Pneumonia,'" according to Adams.