Caldwell Shine

Caldwell Shine

 Austin, Texas, USA
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Caldwell Shine is a blending of rock, jazz, jams, and a little folk. Folks say they attract listeners of Steely Dan, Radiohead, and Dave Matthews. The group offers an original rhythm oriented sound which is inspired by the Earth, and by wiggling toes. They frickin' rock.

Biography

BAND DESCRIPTION
Caldwell Shine is a modern rock band from Austin. Imagine the Earth - relaxed, and dancing to an infectious grass-roots vibe inside a blending of rock, jazz, jams, and a little folk. For listeners of Steely Dan, Radiohead, and DMB.

The sound of this band is rich - beginning with jazzy and very rhythmic acoustic guitar chords, caressed with Gadd-like drums and rich bass expressions. The vocals will sometimes tell a story while other times, they rhyme a catchy hook - always executed with clear and full expression right from the heart and often while searching for the melody in the harmony. Top it all off with a full sonic range of lead guitar that sometimes adds touches of Santana, Tim Reynolds, and Larry Carlton. Sometimes the band puts the beat where you expect it - sometimes it's where you don't.

This band of brothers is a living, breathing, chuckling creation led by songwriter Caldwell Shine. Together, Caldwell Shine offers the listener combined musical talents from many different genres. The music is always catchy - sometimes going on a journey - always interesting, and always packing a groove to familiar and new places.

MEMBERS

Caldwell Shine
...was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Texas. He discovered a life-long love of
music from an early age. Dance music and Middle Eastern music sparked the beginning of what
has become a fantastic musical journey. As a young boy, he spent much of his time dancing
and running sound for a Middle Eastern dance studio. The beats in the music were heavy with
drums and very hypnotic, and it was during this time that he developed the passion for the
seduction of rhythm.
At age 12, Caldwell began taking guitar lessons. A little later on, Caldwell was introduced to
classical music and jazz in a band program demonstration for his middle school. From that
point forward, his love for music grew as he was exposed to new sounds, and most importantly
to performing music with other people and learning music theory. Caldwell excelled in playing
the trumpet.
He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Computer
Science.
His current guitar instructor is the critically acclaimed Mark Tokach.
Caldwell attended the Kerrville Folk Festival's Songwriting school and learned the basics of
songwriting. From that point forward, Caldwell wrote constantly and amassed a large amount of
songs.
In 2003, Caldwell formed a band to help promote the goals of his musical vision.

Silas Parker
Silas was born in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas. His parents, both musicians, exposed their son to a variety of musical genres at an early age. He began playing bass guitar in 1990. Silas has performed professionally since he was 15 years old, living and touring the West Coast, Europe, and Texas. He lives to play good music with good friends. Silas is known to have a contagious smile on stage and loves to entertain an audience.

Clem Trout
Clem hails from SoCal but now calls the Hill Country home. He plays most things with strings and frets. After working as a touring musician/singer-songwriter for some years, he got out of the music business to pursue a career. Now, he’s back where he belongs, coaxing sweet sounds from a guitar.

Alan Vela
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Alan is the drummer for the University of Texas basketball band. An avid listener of jazz, fusion, rock, and pop, Alan brings solid and creative brush strokes to the canvas.

Lyrics

Today

Written By: L. Caldwell Shine, III, Copyright (c) All rights reserved

verse
Have you ever had a day
When you wake up and feel OK
When happiness is something spilling from your pockets
And all of those worries
just go away

On that day a breath of air is better than any remedy
Nothing can take that
feeling away
You feel good and understood
So giggling you walk outside

chorus
I'm feeling high with no lows today
Let me share this thing that's so rare
I want you to feel it and pass it along
All of your troubles can just go away

verse
Feel that sun from afar
One of so many out there
this one's ours
It shares for me
and you and all
And today I'm OK

Another breath or two
or three hello kitty
I'll do what I do
and share what I have
Just like the moon on a mid summer night's eve

chorus
I'm feeling high with no lows today
Let me share this thing that's so rare
I want you to feel it and pass it along
All of your troubles can just go away

Bridge
Today feel it now
Today don't forget
Today feel it now
Today embrace it

Outro
What will happen
Tomorrow after today
Will my worries
Stay at bay...
All done go home
Time for bed…

Which Way Is Mine

Written By: L. Caldwell Shine, III, Copyright (c) All rights reserved

A note from Caldwell:
"While this song is not available for a listen on this site, I thought it would be nice to include the lyrics to it. It's one of my fav songs in the CShine collection - so it's here just for something a little different. Hope you enjoy it."

v:
have you ever felt like you're going no where
that last turn came and went so fast
which way is east which way is west
always having to ask for directions

growing up in the same place
made it easy to navigate
always knowing the shortcut
never having to think about much

c:
where's the compass in my mind
lying deep below crevices of time
is it frozen inside a glacier
for i've lost which way which is mine
i might fumble and tumble but I'll always know which way is mine...

v:
when i moved to a new place
i didn't know my way
should i go this way or that
never feeling secure

on the bright side each day
i would travel to someplace new
whether i wanted to or not
here i am today

c:
where's the compass in my mind
lying deep below crevices of time
is it thawing on the inside
for i'm finding the way which is mine
i might fumble and tumble but I'll always know which way is mine...

outro:
and today i know my way
cause the sun & the moon are with me
and I know which way to take
but sometimes i still just take a guess
and fall into a way which is mine
and let the world take me into its mind

ohhhh ohhhhh...

Discography

For all the records listed below, please navigate over to the website listed below to view the virtual insert for this release. By not including an insert in the CD packaging and by not using shrink wrapping, we reduced the amount of materials used to produce this product. Hence - reduce, reuse, recycle.

http://www.caldwellshine.com

WHICH WAY IS MINE (2008)
released March 2008 by Caldwell Shine Entertainment, LLC
Copyright © L. Caldwell Shine, III
Recorded at Pool Side Studio in South Austin, Texas and Cocoon Cove in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Track 1 - In This Sound

Track 2 - The Courage Song

Track 3 - Sweet Mother Earth

Track 4 - Funny Thing

Track 5 - Today

Track 6 - Which Way Is Mine

Track 7 - Capture The Moment

Track 8 - These Wired Times

Track 9 - Once There Was One

Track 10 - Paths of the Dead

GREEN (2004)
released August 2004 by Caldwell Shine Entertainment, LLC
Copyright © L. Caldwell Shine, III
Recorded at Pool Side Studio in South Austin, Texas

Track 1 - These Wired Times

Track 2 - Campfire

Track 3 - Passing By

Track 4 - Today

Track 5 - What About...

THE DEMO (2003)
not-released August 2003 by Caldwell Shine Entertainment, LLC
Copyright © L. Caldwell Shine, III
Recorded at Pool Side Studio in South Austin, Texas

Track 1 - Passing By

Track 2 - Cup of World

Track 3 - Red Terry

Track 4 - Floating Fantasy

Track 5 - Left to Right

Set List

All original material is performed.
Acoustic and full band shows are available to the promoter as options.

The band has a very Earthy sound which is full of rhythm and rich music that inspires groovin and head nodding. People like to hang out and loose themselves in the music because it inspires good feelings and a care-free attitude.

*** Current Setlist for 3 hour show ***
All songs below are Copyright L. Caldwell Shine, III unless otherwise noted.

Set 1
In This Sound
Campfire
Which Way Is Mine?
Today
They Look To Me
The Maker (Willie Nelson)
Once There Was One
Heroes
Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

Set 2
Funny Thing
These Wired Times
Red Terry
One Time
Cup Of World
Just Slow Down
Sweet Mother Earth
Passing By
My World
Message In A Bottle (The Police)

Set 3
Capture The Moment
Nothing
Courage Song
What About...
Floating Fantasy
Will Tomorrow Be OK?
The Chocolate Song
Paths Of The Dead
Left to Right

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