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6/15/09- CB Drummer Joe Boyle Interviewed on The Odd Mind 2nite @ 10 PM EST

Joe Boyle, drummer for CAROLINE BLUE will be interviewed by The Odd Mind Magazine tonight @ 10 PM EST. Click HERE to listen in. Topics will mainly be about the books Joe has written.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheOddMind

6/9/09-CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-6/13/09-Boneshakers in Ogdensburg,NY

CAROLINE BLUE will be playing at Boneshakers Tavern in Ogdensburg,NY on Saturday June 13,2009. This is the 2nd Annual Ride For a Child Poker Run.$15.00 per bike-$5.00 for Rider. Registration @ 11 AM-Leaving at Noon. Last stop is at Boneshakers for Party. CAROLINE BLUE will start performing at 5 PM and will be on till 9-9:30 PM. After that is the band Cain. Proceeds to benefit the Shriner's Hospital for Children. Admission after run TBA. For more info visit http://carolineblue.com/

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

-Sorry I'm so late in getting the show review here-been busy w/ all sorts of stuff. Let's see what I can remember...

-We started off to Ogdensburg a little earlier than normal because we weren't 100% sure what time we were going on. The show was set up initially that we'd be going on with our 1st set at 5 PM and then our 2nd set at 7:30 PM. Then we were told we weren't going on till later, but nothing set so we decided to get there early just in case. We get there and we're told to go on at 5 so that's what we do. In fact, we didn't even really get a chance to change into our stage close-hence why we were wearing our street clothes in the 1st set. Here's what was played during our 1st set...

-Hard Life
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Piece of Me (Skid Row)
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)

-For the most part people were outside eating food & partying while we played. The only exception to that was "Man in the Box"-some people came in and danced on that one. We finished up and got all cleaned up and ready for the 2nd set-which was now at 9:15 PM. This is what we played...

-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Welcome to the Fold (Filter)
-Christian Woman (Type O Negative)
-NIB (Black Sabbath)
-Scars (Papa Roach)
-Pain
-She Hates Me (Puddle of Mudd)
-Deny
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Mine, Mine, Mine
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Where The River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-T.N.T. (AC/DC)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-Things started out slow initially, but we started getting more of a crowd response as the set moved on As you can see, we've added a few new covers and more are on the way. The band was a little loose during both sets-but we managed to hang in there and get thru it all. During "Deny" Doc had his girlfriend-Mindy- come up to the stage & get hand cuffed to his mic stand. He had a huge grin on his face through out that song :)

-Cain went on after us and did a great set of covers. We ended up talking to the owner-Greg-a lot about future stuff. It was a good night overall. Even the hotel was a lot better this time around. The soap wasn't that mineral crap and they had a really good continental breakfast the next morning. One thing we did learn was that if we stop @ a Chinese store, do NOT let Joe buy Kimchi-cause he'll start eating it right in the van and we can't ventilate it fast enough! Hence one of Joe's new nicknames "Kimchi Joe" :)

-A huge thanks to all @ Boneshakers, 4th Coast Entertainment and Cain for having us here and a big thanks to all of our Fans, Friends & Freaks who were here in support. Hope to see everyone at our next show here on 7/25. Till then.....

5/27/09-Happy Birthday Doc!

Today is the birthday of CAROLINE BLUE Bassist Andy "Doc" Gore! Wish him a good one

5/25/09-CAROLINE BLUE now on Twitter

http://twitter.com/caroline_blue

CAROLINE BLUE @ The 2009 Finger Lakes Metalfest

CAROLINE BLUE will be performing at The Finger Lakes Metalfest @ Donselaar's in Clyde,NY. This is a 2 day event-May 23rd & May 24th,2009. This is a FREE event! CAROLINE BLUE will be going on at 6:30 PM on Saturday 5/23.Below is the list of all the bands & times

SATURDAY MAY 23 4 - 4:30 - SPIRE 4:50 - 5:20 - LETHAL DOSE 5:40 - 6:10 - HORSE FACE 6:30 - 7:10 - CAROLINE BLUE 7:30 - 8:10 - KAGED 8:30 - 9:10 - SPATER 9:30 - 10:10 - CURSED FROM BIRTH 10:30 - 11:10 - COMPRESSED 11:30 - 12:10 - MERCIA 12:30 - 1:10 - CHILDREN OF THE NEW SUN SUNDAY MAY 24 12 - 12:30 - UNDERGANG 12:50 - 1:20 - NOAHS REIGN 1:40 - 2:10- LOWKEY 2:30 - 3:00 - SPATER 3:20 - 3:50 - STEEL KINGDOM 4:10 - 4:40 - MORTALUM 5:00 - 5:30 - HELLFIRE 5:50 - 6:20 - CAUSTIC 6:40 - 7:20- PRODUCT OF HOSTILITY 7:40 - 8:20 - ANGELS BENIETH ME

Hope to see you at the show!

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

Hiya!

-Here I am w/ another show recap! This time we were going towards the Western part of NY State-which, for some reason, we rarely venture into. This has to change. Anyway, CB was one of around 20 bands playing at this year's Finger Lakes Metalfest @ Donselaar's in Clyde,NY. We all climbed aboard The CAROLINE CARAVAN :) and arrived a lot sooner than we expected. We thought the show was outside, but they were all in the club. Cool-especially since the gabage dumpster outside the bar was pretty ripe (OUCH!).

-I have to say that things ran very smoothly while were were here. Usually the bands are running behind for one reason or another but we went on & off right when we were suppost to. There were venders there selling a lot of old rock/metal recordings. It was a cool atmosphere.

-The 1st band, Spire, was also from Syracuse. As per being 1st, you get stuck with the unpleasent duty of getting the bugs out of the PA while your playing. It was interesting to watch the bands who were ahead of us cause, in terms of style, we're light weight compared to the rest. We're more old school hard rock/metal. However, we weren't the 1st band to break the "cookie monster" mode so to speak, that was the band before us-Horse Face. These guys did a lot of old school stuff as well-so we didn't feel so alienated :) The 1st 2 bands were more modern metal-and very technical-which was cool to watch. We unfortunately couldn't stay long after we were done, but I'm sure the other bands did great as well.

-Here's our set list for the show

-Hard Life
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Love Me or Leave Me
-I've Seen the Light Tonight
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Dead or Alive
-Pain
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-It's been awhile since we've played that short of a set, but we wanted to make sure we didn't go over our time limit. It's also why "Nothing Will Satisfy You" wasn't in the set-I felt it would've taken me too long to tune down & up again (have to get a tuner pedal soon!).

-I think we did a good job. I was on edge cause I was rushing to get the gear up so I wasn't as relaxed as I would've preferred. The wiring in the building was old so there was a lot of hum going on. We received a much better reaction from the crowd than I expected. In fact, we almost ran out of sampler CDs again! As the set went on, people were getting more & more into us. I almost banged my head on the lights once. My guitar was louder in my monitor than my vocal. I should've said something, but I just soldiered on. It was over before I knew it. We had a lot of people coming up to us while were getting our gear off & saying we did a great job. I even got to sign one of the posters for a kid who had to be around 13-14 years old.

-Then we got in the CARAVAN and drove thru Nebraska (HA!) to get home. You can see some pics of our practice room in the PICS area. Check them out-some of them are just screaming for someone to caption them :)

-We want to thank Dave and all the people with him for making this a great experience for us. Special kudos to Brad for preventing Joe from sneaking bear out of the bar (check the pics-HA!). Thanks to Micheal & Joell for travvelling all that way to see & help us out. And a huge thanks to all the people at the Metalfest. We hope to see you all again very soon! Till next time....

WAYNE

5/14/09-New CD Reviews for "Not For The Innocent"

-It's been awhile since we've posted up some new CD reviews on CAROLINE BLUE's music-mainly cause the band has been busy on the live front and we've been reporting on that. But the band has been receiving some new reviews as of late and now it's time to share them with you!

-1st up is a great review from the Metal to Infinity Website based in Belgium. The link is http://mtibelgium.00freehost.com/CarolineblueCDreviewNotfortheinnocent.html and here's the review-word for word..

Time for some real American music, more specifically described as a mixture between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal played in a vintage, groovy way. By using 'the net', I stay in contact with Caroline Blue's mastermind Wayne W. Johnson during a few years now - each time a new work is ready to unleash he send a copy to review on Metal To Infinity webzine - thx a ton bro!

O, CB is not a stranger for our webzine... through an interview I had quite a while ago, Wayne told me about the early days of existence and plenty more... feel free to check it out right HERE. His favourite musician is Paul Stanley from Kiss fame and that is something he can't hide while doing his job as singer. On previous Caroline Blue releases, it was obvious all over who were the inspirations came from.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

On the new album ''Not For The Innocent'', there is a progress noticeable - also, a big step in straight to originality is remarkable. Especially his vocal use on the new album is better than ever before to me... individuals never heard Wayne's before, well let me give it a try to describe as a blend of Paul Stanley (Kiss), Mat Barlow (Iced Earth) and a bit of Joey Belladonna from Anthrax. Take this for what it's worth ... always better to find out and make up your own mind you know! Big step forward concerning the vocal use, Wayne also takes control over all guitar and bass duties on ''NFTI'' which is actually an independent release. Pity for a great band like CB but that's the way it goes in the world of Rock and Metal nowadays. You know my vision about that case: sometimes unreal / bad sounding bands walk away with a record deal while real good formations left behind without a contract. It's not fair to me but what to do about it eh...

Twelve new songs on ''Not For The Innocent'', the production is real good and the most important fact above all is that the music will Rock your brains out for sure. Driven by hard ripping, groovy guitars - this output really hits the deck pretty hard and mean as hell. It all took some time to complete everything to unleash finally but it was worth to wait definitely. Heavy, groovy and melodic with lots of 'classic' vibes, these present songs are 'not for the innocent' but for 'real hard rock 'n' rolling maniacs only who likes it rough, loud and heavy... going crazy is the only way out!

Make a fist, stand your ground and krank it up with songs like 'Our Love Is Wasted', 'Love Me Or Leave Me', 'Pain', 'I've Seen The Light Tonight',.... To me, 'Not For The Innocent' is Caroline Blue's best album up to date - especially fanatics of Classic Hard Rock and Metal music will be impressed with this product. Watch for Caroline Blue at: http://carolineblue.com/ or via Myspace by clicking HERE. MY POINTS: 85 / 100

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

-Next up is a short review from the Website Struuterzine based in The Netherlands.The link is at http://strutter77.angelfire.com/HOTNEWREVIEWS137.htm

CAROLINE BLUE ‘NOT FOR THE INNOCENT’ (WWJ PRODUCTIONS)

Out of New York comes CAROLINE BLUE, a band formed around vocalist/guitarist/bassist WAYNE W. JOHNSON. He is responsible for almost everything on the new CD of CAROLINE BLUE, a band we reviewed a few years ago (2005: ‘Slave to the hourglass’). Musically it is filled with typical 80s Hardrock, not far away from a band like KEEL or HELIX. 12 songs are included and although the lyrics are very cliché tingled and the music is also not that original (also a bit 80s KISS), fans of this kind of Rock and Roll will certainly enjoy songs like “Love me or leave me”, “Stay”, “Out of my life”, “I’ve seen the light tonight” and “Won’t be home tonight” that all are pure 80s Hardrocksongs, more info at: http://carolineblue.com

(Points: 8.0 out of 10)

Next up is a review from the Oblivion Website in Germany. The link is at http://www.obliveon.de/pn-om/modules.php?op=modload&name=tplcdimport&file=index&req=showcontent&id=12681&cfletter=C

Here's the German version

Die New Yorker Caroline Blue um Sänger, Gitarrist und Bassist Wayne W. Johnson legen anno 2009 mit „Not For The Innocent“ ein zweites Album vor, das wie schon der Vorgänger gutklassigen Hardrock am Rande zum Metal bietet. Zwar hört man an vereinzelten Stellen noch immer Vorbilder wie Kiss oder auch Mötley Crüe durch, aber das Songwriting von Mr. Johnson scheint doch gereift und wirkt eigenständiger als noch auf „Slave To The Hourglass“. Zwar bieten die - zeitlich und musikalisch – auf Airplay getrimmten Songs oftmals Klischeetexte, aber die insgesamt zwölf Songs weisen doch das eine oder andere nette Riff auf. In „Deny“ gibt es glatt mal ein walzenartiges Riff, während „Stay“ eher die typische Ballade ist. Insgesamt ist Wayne mit „Not For The Innocent“ ein passables Hardrock-Album gelungen, das durchaus seine Fans finden sollte, wenngleich der letzte Schliff an den Gesangsmelodien noch fehlt. Anspieltipps: „I..ve Seen The Light Tonight“ und „Far Away From Home“. Ordern könnt ihr die CD übrigens bei CDbaby oder http://www.carolineblue.com bzw. http://www.myspace.com/carolinebluenotfortheinnocent
6,5/10 - SBr

In English...

The New Yorker Caroline Blue by singer, guitarist and bassist Wayne W. Johnson put anno 2009 with "Not For The Innocent" a second album, which like its predecessor gutklassigen hard rock at the edge to the metal offers. Although one hears at isolated places are still role models such as Kiss or Mötley Crüe, but the songwriting of Mr. Johnson seems mature and acts as an independent or to "Slave To The Hourglass." Although the offer - time and musically - on airplay songs often trimmed texts cliché, but the twelve songs are but one or the other nice riff on. In "Deny", there are times a smooth roller-like riff, while "Stay" is more typical ballad is. Overall, Wayne with "Not For The Innocent" a passable rock album succeeded by his fans, the place, although the final touch to the vocal melodies still missing. Anspieltipps: "I've Seen The Light Tonight" and "Far Away From Home." You can order the CD at CDbaby or incidentally http://www.carolineblue.com or http://www.myspace.com/carolinebluenotfortheinnocent
6.5 / 10 - SBR

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

-Next is from the OnThe Road Website which is based in Japan but written for the South American market. Here's the link http://ontheroadmagazine.blogspot.com/search/label/Caroline%20Blue

And the review....(both in Portugese & English)

A banda americana Caroline Blue nos presenteiam com um hard rock nos moldes mais clássicos, mas também conta com alguns momentos mais puxados para o heavy metal.
Antes deste álbum, a banda tinha apenas um EP chamado "Slave to the Hourglass" de 2005, e agora a banda volta a cena com o seu novo álbum intitulado "Not for the Innocent".
A primeira coisa que neste álbum salta aos ouvidos, são os bons riffs, solos e linhas vocais pegajosas, o vocalista/guitarrista Wayne W. Johnson soube encaixar os seus vocais com a guitarra que ele toca com muito bom gosto, tudo isso somado a uma boa produção para um cd independente. A banda é completada por Andy "Doc" Gore(Bass/ Backing Vocals) e Joe Boyle (Drums/ Backing Vocals).
As 2 primeiras faixas já mostram o estilo do álbum, as faixas "Our Love is Wasted" e "Love Me or Leave Me" vão na linha hard rock, com um certo peso, e na segunda faixa mencionada os riffs são destaque, além de linhas vocais interessantes e refrão para cantar junto.
O interessante é que a banda não chega a lembrar muito outras bandas do estilo, talvez soando mais como Caroline Blue mesmo, e isso é um ponto positivo e faz uma grande diferença.
Claro, temos também um certo peso, isso pode ser encontrado na faixa "Pain", além de um instrumental empolgante, os vocais nesta mostram-se uma certa diferença, com um vocal mais grave com backing vocals interessantes, mais ou menos como o Iced Earth faz nas baladas.
Este cd foi lançado apenas em cd-r, infelizmente algumas vezes as bandas são obrigadas a lançar o seu trabalho desta forma, mas de qualquer forma se você se interessou pela banda, entre em contato com eles, pois vale a pena.

Rating: 7.5/10

Contato/Contact:
http://carolineblue.com
www.myspace.com/carolineblue

The American band Blue Caroline in the present with a hard rock in the way more traditional, but also has a few more moments pulled the heavy metal.
Before this album, the band had only one EP called "Slave to the hourglass", 2005, and now the band returns to the scene with his new album entitled "Not for the Innocent."
The first thing that jumps to listen album, are good riffs, solos and vocal lines sticky, the vocalist / guitarist Wayne W. Johnson knew fit their voice with the guitar he plays with very good taste, all together a good production for a CD independently. The band is completed by Andy "Doc" Gore (Bass / Backing Vocals) and Joe Boyle (Drums / Backing Vocals).
The first 2 bands already show the style of the album, the songs "Our Love is Wasted" and "Love Me or Leave Me" are on the line hard rock, with a certain weight, and the second song mentioned the riffs are prominent, and interesting vocal lines and chorus to sing along.
What is interesting is that the band is not enough to remember much other bands of the style, maybe sounding even more like Caroline Blue, and this is a good thing and makes a big difference.
Of course, we also have a certain weight, this can be found on the band "Pain", and an exciting instrumental, the vocals in this show is some difference, with a more serious voice with backing vocals interesting, more or less like the Iced Earth is in the ballads.
This cd was released only on cd-r, unfortunately sometimes the bands are forced to start its work this way, but in any event if you are interested by the band, contact them, it is worth.

Rating: 7.5/10

Contact / Contact:
http://carolineblue.com
www.myspace.com / carolineblue

5/4/09-CAROLINE BLUE Show- Friday 5/8/09-Malarkey's Pub & Grub-Cortland,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Friday 5/8/2009

MALARKEY'S PUB & GRUB 2 Main Street McGraw Cortland,NY 13101

Knuckle Burn on at 9 PM, CAROLINE BLUE from 10-Midnight

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission: $3.00

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

Hiya!

-So here we are with our show recap at Malarkey's in Cortland,NY. We've never really played in this area before (unless you count a Nikstock a few years ago, but that's more south than here) and we were looking forward to breaking into a new area.

-After getting soaked by a sudden rainstorm right while getting out of work, I made my way to the show. While loading gear, I somehow injured my left hand while loading gear. It was aching on top of my hand near the middle/ring fingers and inside my forearm. I was concerned about it, but it didn't really affect my playing this night-which was a relief.

-Malarkey's is a smaller bar-nice place. Knuckle Burn was going on 1st and put on a good set. They're heavier than we are-so it was a little surprising when they did "Rebel Yell" (Billy Idol), but they did a good job in covering it. They're tight and we look forward to working w/ them in the future.

-After a change over, we hit the stage. Here's the set list

-Nothing Will Satisfy You
Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue)
-Locked & Loaded (Halford)
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Pain
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Welcome to the Fold (Filter)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Mine,Mine,Mine
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-Overall, we did good. I think Joe didn't have a monitor and me & Doc had to share one-course, it was on the side of my bad ear. Oh well. We also had a volume problem-but not that we were too loud. My guitar was too low-but part of that was cause I had to turn my cabinet towards Doc so the audience didn't hear me as much. My amp was as high volume wise as it can go (at least till I get the cabinets that are made for the Fender Amphead I have). We had a few "hiccup" moments, but overall we did good. During "Voodoo" this old guy came up to me and started waving his hands like he was casting a spell on me :) Too bad I didn't have that necklace w/ the Wiccan symbol on this time. We made a bunch of new friends and even got a bonus w/ our pay! Signing body parts was a nice plus too :)

-Then we went to an after show part, which was fun. There was a photographer at the show named Chris Sanford who took some great shots of us performing. We'll get those up as soon as I get all of them (I have some of them now) and I'm done re-sizing them. I have to admit, it felt a little strange to be at a party and hear CAROLINE BLUE music blasting in the background. One funny thing happened-the owner of the house has a little puppy. I was sitting on the couch and the puppy came up to me & started licking my hand (right where the injury was in fact)-for 15 minutes! I think I made a new friend :) We were there late so we ended up staying overnight at Knuckle Burn's drummer's place-coincidentally, he & Joe look a lot alike when they're playing. Joe managed to get a wine glass as a gift from the part. I think it was around 5 or 6 AM when all was said & done. We had a great time & look forward to playing in the Cortland area again in the future.

-Thanks to Leyda for setting this show up for us. Also thanks to both Malarkey's & Knuckle Burn for letting us play there/with them. And thanks to all the people who were there and checked us out. WE look forward to performing for you soon.

4/21/09-CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-4/25/09-Boneshakers Tavern-Ogdensburg,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Saturday 4/25/2009

BONESHAKERS TAVERN 110 Lake Street Ogdensburg,NY 13669

Opening for Crazy Train (Ozzy Tribute from Boston,Mass.)

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission: $5.00

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-Well, here we are w/ another show recap! This one is from last Saturday night (4/25/09) at Boneshakers Tavern in Ogdensburg,NY. For those of you who have been reading the CB blogs for awhile (and if you haven't been-why not??), you may remember that CB had a great time & an awesome response to our 1st show there a few months ago.
With that, we were anticipating a similar show and it turns out we even had a better time-and a better response to our show! Let's get down to the skinny shall we?

-We were to meet at Joe's place at 10 AM (!) to get started to Ogdensburg-about 3 hours. This was Doc's idea-so we could get there & have plenty of time to rest/relax before the show. Well, I was about 40 minutes late (big surprise right?), but I did almost get into a car accident. I was on the road and approaching an intersection. A woman in an suv was at the corner waiting. I'm almost there when she decides to pull into traffic! And no, there wasn't a stop sign on my road. I swerved to avoid getting hit while blasting my horn. I was ok-so was the car-but I was covered in CAROLINE BLUE sampler CDs. What a way to start the day....

-Then we're on our way to Ogdensburg. I spent some time working on an interview for a website in Belgium. I was glad to finish it-till I realized I left 2 pages of it at home (it's a total of 13 pages-41 questions).
I should hopefully get this all done soon.It was a bright, sunny day and pretty warm-a nice day for a drive. Course, on the way we had to stop at a Cracker Barrel and eat more of their great food. The waitress, Jess, who served us last time wasn't here. It wasn't too crowded & we made good time.

-Then we got to the hotel room. I was told it would be 2 rooms with a wall/door separating them and 2 beds per room. What we got was one huge room with 2 beds-one on each side. Joe bravely volunteered to sleep in a cot. We contacted the desk and requested that they bring a cot & some pillows/blankets to our room. We then left for Boneshakers to unload the gear.

- We arrived at around 3 and got everything unloaded. We weren't sure how the load up for the stage was being done till Greg-the owner-just told us to put our gear up there. We did so and sound checked with "Pain" Then me & Andy went back to the room to shower & change while Joe stayed w/ the gear.

-There was no cot when we arrived so we notified the desk again. Then we got ready. I have to mention the soap in the shower-I think it was just a mineral bar or something. No lather and pretty useless. Oh well...

-Then we get back to the bar. Pulling in, we heard "Over the Mountain" by Ozzy and Andy commented that someone must have the jukebox on. I said "That's no jukebox-that's live." Crazy Train-an Ozzy Tribute from Boston,Mass. had arrived and were sound checking on stage. They sounded really good and extra kudos to Doug-who plays Ozzy. It's freaky how much he sounds,moves, talks & looks (when dressed up) like Ozzy. They were really great guys & treated us well. We talked about doing some more shows together in the future.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

-There were about as many people here this night as there were the last time we were here. The guys from Fox 101.5 Radio were here and , of course, they brought the Fox Girls with them so we did some more photo shoots-it's so hard to be in a band :) Mike from 4th Coast Entertainment Magazine was here as well. We went on at 9:30 and played till 11:28. Here's the set list...

-Welcome to the Fold (Filter)
-Piece of Me (Skid Row)
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen the Light Tonight
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Deny
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Pain
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue)
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Mine,Mine,Mine
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-This was my 1st show in using a 7-String guitar ("Welcome to the Fold"). The crowd response was good thru out our set, but initially people were a little slow coming up front. By the time we got to "Bad Girlfriend", we had a lot of people in the pit & things went crazy! There was a table with a whole bunch of our sampler CDs that was empty by the time we were done. We also got a lot of new names on our mailing list and made a lot of new friends-as well as get re-aquainted with some old ones.
Hey-we even got to sign some autographs! Check out the pics we took that night-we definitely had a fun night!

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

-Performance wise, I think we did good overall. The energy level was probably the highest it's ever been & we were all dead tired after we were done. Course, performing in warm weather under full lights will always do that to you-especially when you're wearing leather. The only bad thing, really, was I was having tuning problems again. In fact, we started having the same problem with "Deny" that we did at Shamrocks with "Enter Sandman"-only this time I stopped the song, tuned up, and re-started. I know that's considered by some a "sin", but I didn't want a repeat of what happened at Shamrocks-especially w/ one of our originals. Part of the problem-which I later was reminded about-was the guitar I'm using is set up for 9 gauge strings and I've been putting 10's on there as of late. Why I don't know. One thing I do know-I have to invest in a tuner pedal ASAP. I had Doc talk to the crowd while I was tuning a few times-and he did a great job.

-In addition, our onstage volume was way too loud IMHO. It seemed like it got even louder right at "Man in the Box." The wah probably had something to do with it. Even when I took the wah pedal out of the signal chain after "Bulls on Parade", there was no relief. Have you ever had it so loud that you get disoriented? That's what happened to me-and the fact that I lost my ear plugs at the last show didn't help. From "Man in the Box" to "Voodoo" I was off pitch at times vocally. I pretty much got things back in order from "Pain" on. In addition, I was having problems controlling feedback the whole night. I'll bet the next time when I look at the knobs on the amp, I'll bet the presence knob is higher up. I wonder if there's some special pedal/gear to help cut out feedback-I already have a BOSS noise gate pedal (with the gate set too high btw) (btw-I just came from rehearsal-the boost button on the amp pedal was to blame for a lot of the feedback/volume problems I was having).

-Crazy Train went on afterwards and did an awesome job performing classic Ozzy/Sabbath material. I'm glad we were able to stay to check out their set. After all was said & done, we stopped to get some food & then it was back to the hotel. Still no cot. At least I was able to get some pillows & blankets for Joe. We ate, discussed the show & then went to sleep.

-The next day went by pretty fast. I was the 1st to wake up-which means I'm the 1st to use the shower :) Course, the water went from warm to scalding hot a number of times so that was a fun experience (sarcasm mode off). Then we drove back to Utica-stopping off at Cracker Barrell along the way. It's Doc's plan that, when we tour, we have to do it along the route with all the Cracker Barrels on it. I have to admit, they have great food. The temperature rose from the 50's in Ogdensburg to the high 80's in Utica. My car was like an oven inside.
Course, I had to go to work to do some OT work-life of a rock star right? :)

-A big thanks to Boneshakers & 4th Coast Entertainment for making this show happen. Thanks also to Crazy Train for the opportunity to play with them-hope we can do it again soonb! And a HUGE thanks to all the people who were there this night-your support/ encouragement is deeply appreciated.
You people are awesome!

WAYNE

4/20/09-CAROLINE BLUE Interview on The Odd Mind Magazine Tonight!

CAROLINE BLUE will be doing an online interview w/ The Odd Mind Magazine on Monday April 20,2009 @ 11 PM EST/9 PM CST. All 3 members of CAROLINE BLUE will be involved in this interview.Visit http://www.myspace.com/theoddmind for more details and to listen in.

4/6/09-CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-4/11/2009-Shamrocks-N. Syracuse,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Saturday 4/11/2009

SHAMROCKS 109 E. Taft Road N.Syracuse,NY 13212

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission: $5.00

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-Here's the show recap from CAROLINE BLUE's performance @ Shamrocks in N. Syracuse,NY on Friday 4/11/09-brought to you by the letter W :) This was an interesting show. The last time we were here we had a good sized crowd thru out the night. We didn't have a huge crowd this time around. Part of that was because it was Easter weekend. A number of people that we invited out to the show said they couldn't come because of this. In addition, the most popular rock cover band from CNY (Under The Gun) was playing about 5-10 miles away- in addition to some other bands, so that affected the draw as well. It's ok-big or small draw, we still do what we do. Here's the set list for this night...

SET 1
-Hard Life
-Piece of Me (Skid Row)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Deny
-Scars (Papa Roach)
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Hey Man Nice Shot (Filter)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Shout at The Devil (Motley Crue)
-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

SET 2
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Dead or Alive
-Far Away From Home
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)

ENCORE
Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-This was a mixed show for me. We started off pretty good. Then we got a request to do "Ace of Spades" from the crowd ("Already??-HA!) . So we're doing that and, at one point, I dropped down to 1 knee. Well, in doing that, the headstock of the guitar hit me right in the head! In addition to that, the guitar went out of tune-and would go out of tune at various times thru out the rest of the 1st set. This was really evident on "Enter Sandman" where the tuning changed from being a touch out of tune to being like at least 1 1/2 steps out-if not more-UGH! There's not much you can do when you're in the middle of the song but soldier on.

-Then, at the start of the 2nd set, I forgot to raise the volume up on the 1st note-thankfully it was just a holding chord. It wasn't long, though, before we got our groove back and really put a great finish-hence why, I believe, we got the encore.

-Sound was much better this time around than last time. It also helped that my new Fender Metalhead amp was here. Last time, w/ the Carvin, my sound was buried and thin. This time it cut right thru and was thick. I believe the overall improvement in sound also helped us deliver a better performance.

-We want to than everyone @ Shamrocks for having us there & being great to us. (Steve-I still say there's a box in the back that has all your 80's hair in it-HA!). We also want to give thanks to all the great people who came out to see us & to those who helped us out w/ stuff. We'll be back here in July.

-It's a week off the road for us & then back to Ogdensburg!

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