BILLY CARDINE AND INDIDOG RECORDS RELEASE “YOURS TO FIND”
--Producer, Composer and slide guitarist, Billy Cardine, set to release a diverse collection of Americana, positioning himself in a variety of band/musical settings playing alongside a Who’s Who of Americana artists --
“I couldn’t have picked a better example [than Billy] of where the Dobro is now or what the possibilities are with the instrument.” -- Jerry Douglas
(Asheville, NC 6 May 2011) – Billy Cardine, from The Biscuit Burners and Acoustic Syndicate, will release a record featuring his slide guitars in a wide variety of band settings with musical friends and heroes from all over the USA. Cardine’s hometown of Asheville, NC is a hot spot for roots music artists, and whenever possible, as groups were traveling through, he would arrange for a studio session.
The album “Yours to Find” features Billy’s unique, genre-blurring approach to an array of instruments including acoustic Dobro, Weissenborn, Chaturangui (a 22-string Indian slide guitar), Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Banjo and Guitar. He is featured alongside musicians familiar to many Americana music lovers including Bobby Hicks, The Biscuit Burners, Uncle Earl, Alvin Breeden and the VA Cutups, David Via, Benny Galloway and members of Cadillac Sky, the Punch Brothers, Town Mountain, DownBeat Project and more.
In this new recording, Billy uses the slide guitar as part of the fabric of the songs as opposed to using the songs for specifically showcasing his instrument. The recording contains plenty of melodic fireworks but they remain grounded in the aesthetic of the songs. While he has taken in influences from all corners of the world on “Yours to Find”, the sounds manifest themselves in a very transparent way, adding yet another layer of color to Billy’s adventurous, playful and emotionally- expressive approach to making music.
This full-length effort is the first of a series of releases slated for 2011. Merlefest 2011, where Billy will take part in a Dobro music set with Tut Taylor and Jerry Douglas, will be the first time that many fans may see and hear the record.
About Billy Cardine:
Billy is a producer, composer and slide guitarist who is actively performing with several groups, including the North Carolina-based Americana powerhouse, Acoustic Syndicate; the global Americana trio The Billy Sea; roots rockers, the DownBeat Project; and the undefinable Extract 17. Billy produced three records for the Biscuit Burners, garnering awards for Top 10 Bluegrass Album of the Year; iPod Track of the Year from The Chicago Tribune; and a listener-voted #1 Regional Record of the Year from WNCW in Spindale, North Carolina.
Album released regionally on May 10, 2011, and nationally on June 7, 2011
For More Information
Visit Billy’s Website: www.billycardine.com and www.thebillysea.com