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Cailyn began playing the piano at an early age followed by the violin and bass guitar. She settled on lead guitar in her teens, playing in blues and prog-rock bands in London, England. After returning to the United States, Cailyn continued to study and perform on guitar, bass, and keyboards, learned to play drums, and took time off to raise a family.
Nine years ago, Cailyn returned to music full time, touring first with the Alimony Blues Band as guitarist and then with popular power-rock band IX Lives on guitar, bass, and keyboards. Cailyn has since devoted most of her time to studio and session work but still performs with the band Enigma. Cailyn is also studying music theory and composition with San Francisco composer, Daniel Leo Simpson.
Cailyn owns a boutique recording studio where she produced her first release in 2008, a blues-classical crossover EP. The following year, Cailyn recorded and produced a classic rock album with WAMI award winning vocalist Dani Daly. That release, True Lies and Other Fairy Tales, received many rave reviews–most notably in Vintage Guitar Magazine.
In 2012, she released Four Pieces, a fusion of progressive rock and classical music, featuring three standards from the classical repertoire and one original composition, all performed on modern instruments. Four Pieces received many outstanding reviews and was listed as one of the best releases of 2012 on the prog-rock site Progarchy.
Her current release, Voyager is a musical portrait of the Voyager space missions - visions of the worlds visited by the Voyager probes, including music from The Planets suite by Gustav Holst, realized in powerful progressive rock arrangements.