Carey B. Grant is a Canadian Indi Singer/Songwriter. His music is poetic and well put together. Listeners will be encouraged, entertained and touched, through His music.
Carey has always wanted to Record a Record that would capture a live feel without compromising the message which is timeless. " I'm tired of striving to write a formulated genre of song; just so it can fit into the some current music mould." Just like the lyrics of The Song Reachin' 2nd verse " " It's a deeply personal thing to capture who I am as an artist in a natural way. Producer - David Rashed, suggested that Carey, go back to His musical roots & to freely play your guitar, without controling every sound. The Approach to this CD was to make it a liberating & fun experience as well as to keep things simple & true. This element of breathing space -- a spontaneous almost-live CD called, "Free To Fly". David's unobtrusive way in the studio was a great incubator for inspiration & emotion. Songs like: Can I Trust You, I Believe, Free To Fly, He's Comin' Back Now Jack, I Will Follow You, were borne almost live off the floor & were worked less than some of the other songs which were built off of favorite musical ideas. "Free to Fly" is a " Relevant " guitar driven CD, that captures the many of Carey's different writing styles & was Produced by David Rashed / P.E.I. of Canadian RockBand, Haywire. David Rashed co-writing & gtrs. & Tommy Detamore steel gtrs / Floresville
Carey grew up listening to "Rock a Billy / Country Sounds" like: "Johnny Cash-I Walk the Line", "Hank Williams-I Saw The Light","Elvis",The Beatles, as well as his Dad singing @ Church & family gatherings.
In 1977, gigging wk-ends in: School, Hotels, House Parties & Wedding Halls; influenced by 50's, Punk, British, Hard Rock, Country & Rock 'n' Blues Artists. After Dropping out of School, He moved to Toronto, to pursue a Music Career where He frequented Clubs & wrote & recorded some original material on cassette. With no substantial leads & minimum wage jobs, He moved back home; discouraged & while drifting into secularism & other philosophies that left His Heart hard, empty & synical. After Wrestling with Depression, Anxiety & the reality that He had crossed that line into alcohol dependency. After attending AA for 6 years He returned to complete secondary schooling & college. In May 1990 After being sick & tired of being sick n tired, He was led by Evangelical Christians to accept Jesus Christ as His personal Savior. This transformation strongly influenced His writing works as an Artist and He has recorded songs of many different genres.
"Free To Fly" which is a Live Raw Blues / Rock Record. Some songs auto-biografical; others co- written with David Rashed. Although life's has many weird & wonderful twists and turns; He knows The Lord's steady, unchanging power has Helped him to successfully begin to overide the Anguish & Lies of Addiction & because of that; a new sence of purpose & destiny has come into his life.
Free To Fly's Raw Spontaneous Rock/Blues Stlye is a new intimate musical expression in Carey's career. His Hope is that through The Music / You will be Encouraged, Entertained & touched.