“In Chasin’ After the Wind, Daisy Caire has produced a beautiful, soulful, and mature debut that not only features her powerful singing, songwriting, and rhythm guitar playing but also establishes her as one of the most exciting of today’s young virtuoso bluegrass guitarists, with a full, rich sound and a thoughtful, fluid style devoid of clichés and licks but full of melody and invention.”
— Scott Nygaard (former Acoustic Guitar Magazine Editor, Grammy nominated musician)
“Daisy's music has feeling! I feel it and you will too. She takes the risk of showing a bit of herself, and we reap the rewards. I'm sure this is just the beginning of a long and rich musical journey.”
— David Grier (three time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year)
“Daisy’s guitar playing is beautifully self-confident. With the sureness one earns from diligent study of tradition and technique, she applies her rich tone and expressive phrasing to originals and standards alike. Chasin’ After the Wind provides Daisy an opportunity to explore her harmonically progressive sensibilities and a wide variety of string band sounds with an impressive list of collaborators. She demonstrates a willingness to open her heart in her songwriting and performance, and it is a joy to hear her play.”
— Brittany Haas (Live From Here house band and Dave Rawlings Machine)
“Daisy Caire is an extraordinary musician. She’s got power and poise, a focused mind that pays attention to detail, a fine clear voice, a fluid, able touch on the guitar, and a sense of form in her song craft that is mature well beyond her years.”
— Jody Stecher (Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner)
“Daisy is a unique and imaginative guitar player whose playing is always musical and evocative despite her impressive technical proficiency on the instrument. With her new record “Chasin’ After the Wind”, she has created a varied yet beautifully-cohesive collection of songs and tunes (both original and traditional) where she skillfully leads some top-notch musicians through her musical world on not only guitar, but fiddle, octave mandolin and vocals as well. I really enjoyed listening and I can’t wait to hear what this talented musician has in store for us all next!”
— Jordan Tice (Hawktail)
“Chasin' After The Wind," the first solo recording by sixteen year-old flatpick-phenom Daisy Caire, is an amazingly ambitious body of work drawn from a wide range of musical styles which Daisy has explored fearlessly and rendered expertly with the help of producer-mentor Laurie Lewis.” - Keith Little (recorded/toured with Dolly Parton, Rose Maddox, Vern Williams, Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder, David Grisman, Peter Rowan)
For Immediate Release
16-year-old guitar virtuoso, songwriter, and fiddler Daisy Caire releases debut album
Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis
Released on Spruce and Maple Music
March 5, 2021 (Northern CA) - 16-year-old guitar virtuoso, songwriter, and fiddler releases debut album Chasin’ After the Wind. Caire’s bluegrass roots mix with groovy old-time, intricate originals, and a touch of Latin and Swedish music to create a ‘beautiful, soulful, and mature debut’ (Scott Nygaard). Chasin’ After the Wind is available to purchase at daisycaire.com and on all listening platforms.
Based in Northern California, Caire has been making splashes in the bluegrass community since she was six years old. Caire sang and picked her first songs with her family as the El Dorado Family Band, and then joined the popular youth bands Rambling Minors and North Country Blue.
Caire says, “Chasin’ After the Wind is a tribute to my journey with music over the last ten years. Collaborating with other musicians and performing made me passionate about music at a young age, and I am grateful for the opportunity to follow this path. I hope you enjoy the music I have created and join me as I go where the music takes me next!”
The thirteen tracks on the album represent a wide variety of styles for an artist of any age. Her bluegrass roots are evident from a traditional take on Waylon Jennings’ “You Asked Me To” to the ripping original tune “Remy’s Breakdown” that showcases Caire’s abilities on guitar. She treats us to the solo fiddle and voice in “Wedding Dress”, a Swedish tune “Bridal Waltz”, and a tribute to her time spent in Guatemala with “La Múcura”. Caire’s insightful lyrics on songs such as title track “Chasin’ After the Wind,” “Hello Granny”, and “Away From the Shore” show a maturity well beyond her years.
The Mountain Democrat called ‘Hello Granny’ a “wonderful taste” of the music to come on Chasin’ After the Wind here. Bluegrass Today called Caire “… the next big thing from the fertile ground of Northern California” here. “Remy’s Breakdown” was featured on Spotify’s editorial playlist Grass Roots here.
Caire’s collaborators include Brandon Godman on fiddle, Patrick Sauber on banjo, Rainy Miatke on mandolin, Kathy Barwick on guitar and dobro, and Laurie Lewis on bass and vocals.
Daisy Caire has performed at venues such as the Strawberry Music Festival, Largo at the Cornet in Los Angeles as a guest on Watkin’s Family Hour, The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CBA’s Father’s Day Festival, and IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. She has perform alongside Sean Watkins, Molly Tuttle, Jody Stecher, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Laurie Lewis, and Nina Gerber, and has opened for Micheal Cleveland, Hawktail, Laurie Lewis and Nina Gerber, and David Grier. As a part of Rambling Minors, Caire was featured on radio stations KVMR, KPFA, and KQED's California Report . The band opened for Micheal Cleveland, played at CBA’s Father’s Day Festival, and recorded an EP length CD. As a part of North Country Blue, Caire played the Strawberry Music Festival and CBA’s Father’s Day Festival, was featured on Insight with Beth Ruyack in 2019, played Viva Las VeGrass, and recorded a full-length album. Two of Caire’s originals, The Counting Song and Ruby High, were featured on the album. Caire has represented the California Bluegrass Association's Youth Program at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass four times. She was featured on the Tedx talk “Seeds of Music” by singer/songwriter Phoebe Hunt. Her original tune "Remy's Breakdown,” won 2nd place in the Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest here.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit her website at daisycaire.com, or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @daisycaire.