Caitlin Canty | Golden Hour

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Golden Hour

by Caitlin Canty

Golden Hour blends Canty's folk roots with a Western tone. Her Brooklyn-based, Nashville-bred band brings an alt-country flavor to Canty’s songs. The result is a gently produced album of lyrical Americana, with brooding melodies and high-country motifs.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Still Here
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4:47 album only
2. Shoot Trouble
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3:42 album only
3. Southern Man
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3:57 album only
4. Never Again
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4:36 album only
5. Thorn
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3:07 album only
6. Every Day
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4:31 album only
7. Do Not Stand At My Grave
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2:15 album only
8. Vermont
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9. Go
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10. Businessman
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11. Sweet and Low
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Album Notes
The sophomore full-length album from American singer/songwriter Caitlin Canty, Golden Hour features ten original songs and one cover of a Darlingside song. Canty’s Brooklyn-based, Nashville-bred band brings a Western flavor to her songs. The result is a soulful album of lyrical Americana, with brooding melodies and high-country motifs. Recorded in Portland, Maine during a few freezing days in January.

Canty explains, “We recorded the band live in one room. Having toured together a good amount that year, I wanted to capture the magic of a live show on this album.” She continues, “the remaining songs began with just me alone in a big empty room, singing and playing my guitar in front of some beautiful microphones. A few of my favorite singers (David Senft from Darlingside and Annie Lynch from Annie and the Beekeepers) added some vital harmonies and Hans Holzen and I recorded his steel and guitar back in his Brooklyn apartment.”

CAITLIN CANTY: acoustic guitar, vocals
HANS HOLZEN: electric guitar, lap steel, pedal steel, tenor guitar, organ
SAM KAPALA: percussion, organ, bodhrán, piano, vocals, whistles
HARRIS PASELTINER: cello, acoustic guitar, vocals
KYLE KEGERREIS: upright bass, electric baritone guitar, organ

Produced by Caitlin Canty and Sam Kapala
All songs written by Caitlin Canty © 2012, Silver Giblet Publishing (ASCAP), except
“Sweet and Low” written by Darlingside (S. Kapala-D. Mitchell-A. Mukharji-H. Paseltiner-D. Senft) © 2012 (ASCAP). “Do Not Stand At My Grave” lyrics from the poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye, music by Caitlin Canty. “Thorn” written by Caitlin Canty and Hans Holzen (ASCAP).

Engineered and mixed by Sam Kapala at The 400 Room
Recorded at The Studio in Portland, Maine
Additional engineering by Steve Addabbo at Shelter Island Sound in NYC (vocals on tracks 4, 6) and by Caitlin Canty at Hans’ apartment in Brooklyn (guitars and steel on tracks 1,2,10,11)
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE MASTERING

Album Design by Caitlin Canty
Layout by Brian Neilson
Photos by Shervin Lainez


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An Album to Live By
I can't recommend this artist enough! In my experience, there are two different types of albums. The first is an album meant to show a range of styles and ability - kind of like an artist brandishing his/her guitar and shouting "look how versatile I am!". The second is an album that sets a mood and, when played from beginning to end, acts as the soundtrack for a little part of your day. Canty's "Golden Hour" is, for me, the latter. After "Neon Streets" and "Down Like Silver", I know that Canty's voice is both haunting and wistful. I know her easy folk style totally relaxes me. I know I love, love, love her music! What I like most about Golden Hour is that Canty is doing what she does best, and she does it simply, dynamically, and effectively. I like to play this album on my really early mornings, when I have time to sit on the couch with a cup of coffee, take a deep breath, and be alone for a few minutes. Peaceful, soothing, gorgeous music.

*Favorite song is Do Not Stand at My Grave