Cari Dell Trio opens for Craig Morgan
Springs Military Life will have a few
minutes to chat with Army vet and country music star Craig
Morgan before today's free concert at Fort Carson.
What would YOU
like to ask Craig? Reply with your questions, and we'll do our
best to ask them!
UPDATE: According to the Fort
Carson MWR Events & Entertainment Facebook page, "
Whew! You go girl!
great performance of a well-known song. Cari Dell plays all of
the right licks from Jimiís and Stevieís versions and adds quite a
few tasty ones of her own, while
doing all of the tricks in the guitar-slinger book.
She sings it very nicely too! The guy in the cowboy hat rules.
Anyone who has ever played a show at a place
like this knows what Iím talking about.
May 21, 2011
Cari Dell Different Dreams
April 3, 2008 COLORADO
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Cari Dell & The Hard Drives
February 28, 2007
Colorado Springs, CO
2028 Sheldon Ave., 444-8515 Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. to
1 a.m. 21-plus, no cover.
Sports Pub, 424 S. Nevada Ave., 475-2122 Open Mic
Night, Monday, Feb. 26, 6-10 p.m. No cover.
Restaurant and Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9309
Open Jam, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. to midnight No
Dell and her three-piece blues-and-rock band, Cari
Dell & the Hard Drives, are everything their name
promises them to be.
a determined bunch, possessing an intense competitive
streak, and intent on making it in the music industry.
more than 12 years, Dell (lead guitar and vocals) and
band mate Michael Brown (bass) have played together.
And recently, the duo added drummer Russell Beck to
from Texas, but most recently from Las Vegas, Dell and
Brown are new to the Springs. But they call their new
home "wonderful" and "a breath of fresh
air." And they're ready to fully immerse
themselves in the local music scene.
all, with 12 years under their belts, Dell and Brown
know what it takes to get noticed musically: Upstaging
the competition and always putting on a good show.
Vegas, we learned how to be good performers,"
Dell says. "Showmanship gets people's
right; since moving to the Springs, Dell has quickly
earned herself and her band a reputation for flair,
thanks to Dell's onstage guitar tricks.
22 years of playing the guitar, all the hard work pays
off," Dell says.
importantly, after all those years, Dell says she's
still having fun.
an adrenaline rush," Dell says. "Like being
on cloud nine."
LIVE TOO! @ BARLEY'S CASINO
PHOTO: DON BROWN SR.
TREE SHELTER'S A CAUSE FOR PAWS
June 18, 2005 Las Vegas, NV
would be Cari Dell
and The Hard Drives turn to follow Franky Perez and end the benefit.
Guitarist Cari Dell and her band tore it up on a blistering version of
Santana's, "Europa". Cari showed more of her abilities on
Stevie ray Vaughan's version of "Mary Had A Little Lamb", and
the Doobie Brothers, "Long Train Running". Cari Dell and
the Hard Drives did the Box Tops hit, "The Letter" to end this
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DELL'S SONG, "ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO", REACHED # 2 ON RADIO SIX INTERNATIONAL
2004 RECORD OF THE YEAR COUNTDOWN IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
DECEMBER 25, 2004
BLUES: ORGANIZATION AIMING TO REJUVENATE LOCAL BLUES SCENE
Photos: BY SCOTT MORRIS
April 22, 2004
Las Vegas, NV
Nevada Blues Association
members listen as fellow members Ron Graham
and Cari Dell jam after a meeting of the club.
DELL AWARDED,"2003 RECORD OF THE YEAR" IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
DECEMBER 27, 2003
DELL "DIFFERENT DREAMS"
& ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE
December 26, 2003
Las Vegas, NV &
Dell can give you what you want to hear, she carries an abundance of talent
in her singing/songwriting
and the musicianship she so superbly demonstrates
in each of her songs in "Different Dreams", CD.
CD is tightly packed with the musicianship of Cari Dell and the spectacular
musicians that back her.
And they are: Michael Brown--Bass........Rick Connell
/ Richard Woolsey----Drums.......Paul Pearcy--Drums /
Tambourine / Congas..........Jeff Sturms----Keyboards / Piano / Organ / Shakers / Clavinet........David
/ Keyboards and of course Cari Dell----Vocals / Guitar / Piano.......
the first song to the last, this CD has that great grabbin' power to pull
the listener into the lyrics,
the music and the talents that have so obviously
worked harder than hard to put out an outstanding
project. You can catch
Cari Dell and her "Different Dreams" CD at her website at http://www.caridell.com
where you can pick up your own spin.
possesses the most extraordinary guitar action, her axe-tion has a strong
She definitely knows her instrument and you can hear the love
for her music coming through
her guitar playing. And Cari has the vocals to
match her instrument driving force, she's up and
down that vocal spectrum
throughout each verse and that folks is something any singer would
rhythm section of the drums--bass---keyboards illustrates their expertise with
their being solid, clear-crisp and in the pocket with every beat of the
drum, bass lick and
note on the keys. Spectacular work!!!!
sure to check out the following tunes: "Everything Will Be Alright"........."I
"Booby Trap"........"It's So Nice (Red,
Blue, Yellow, & Green). In my opinion there is not one bad tune
CD and "I Miss You", is totally awesome.
by the way folks while we are on the subject of these fantastic songs we can
not close this review without
congratulating Cari Dell on her song, " A THING
FOR ME", which is one of the cuts off 'Different Dreams', won the
Of the Year", in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. And this is where you can catch the RECORD
OF THE YEAR
award at: http://www.radiosix.com
The Gazette FRIDAY
July 27, 2001
Colorado Springs, CO
Moving from Austin, Texas--the self-proclaimed, "live
music capital of the world"--to Colorado Springs
might sound like career
suicide for a musician. But Cari Dell, a songwriter / guitarist from Austin,
found new musical life in the Springs. Perhaps the biggest difference
between Austin and the Springs
is that Dell, who came here in September 2000,
has found she can now make a living as a musician.
Austin, she said she was playing once a month and when she and her band did
land gigs, they often
were playing for free or splitting $100 between band
members. "In Austin, they see music seven days a week,"
"It's harder to impress; there's so much musical talent there." In
the Springs, she's playing nearly
every weekend. This weekend, you can catch
her at Olde Towne Tavern.
lot of people say this isn't a musical town, but I've found at certain venues,
crowds really get into the music," she says.
She's also pleased with
the cooperative nature she sees in the local music scene. "The musicians
are more apt to help each other," she says. "In Austin, the competitive
nature means that people don't share information." Also, it was hard
to find musicians willing to commit to a band. She says many people would
play in three or four bands, making it harder to find people who were willing
to spend the time it takes to get things started.
Dell, a native of Austin, moved to Colorado last summer with bass player Michael
Brown after they took a job at a campground in Cripple Creek. After meeting
Michael Nail, a drummer from Canon City, and finding what she calls, "musical
chemistry", they decided to stick around and moved to Colorado Springs.
She jokes that the band should be called, "Cari Dell and the Mikes,"
since the last drummer was Mike, too.
first picked up the guitar at age 13. "The Beatles inspired me to
play the guitar", she says. But it was her stepfather who suggested
she take lessons--he also picked up the tab. "It was the best thing to
ever happen to me," she says. "I found a way to be creative. And
you never outgrow an instrument." Besides The Beatles, her musical influences
include Elton John, U2, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Ray Vaughan (for
the guitar playing more than songwriting, she says) and Bonnie Raitt (whom
she calls her favorite female vocalist, "cause she's soulful.")
On the phone, her voice sounds young and timid. ("When sales people call,
they ask for my mom," she says, laughing.) But on her debut album CD,
"Anything You Want To Do," it rings out with a gusty, bluesy quality.
The 12 songs on the disc show Dell's range, from blues to pop to ballads.
You can get a copy of the disc at www.caridell.com
or at her gigs. Dell is
preparing to go into the studio to work on a second CD, which she says will
be done by the end of the year.
Austin-Eurich can be reached at
719-636-0261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AROUND--THE CARI DELL BAND
By Kristen Sherwood
The Independent THURSDAY
November 30, 2000 Colorado Springs, CO
Dell moved to the Pikes Peak region from Austin just a few short months ago,
and already she has steady gigs booked all over town. Each weekend she can
be found at some mountain bar, downtown club or rowdy tavern out in the woods
playing her guitar and working on her impressive and diverse repertoire. It's
encouraging to have a fresh, talented voice like Cari's on the scene.
When she was seven, Cari got her hands on an unlikely influence----the soundtrack
to STAR WARS. She played the record hundreds of times, letting the melodies
of John Williams foster an interest in music that led her to pick up a guitar
and begin taking lessons at age 12. Instructor Virgil Massey advised her to
learn on an acoustic instrument, but that Christmas, Santa brought Cari an
electric guitar and she never went back.
Since then, Cari has mastered the instrument, enabling her to become one of
the top performers in Austin, a live music Mecca with tight competition. While
her set lists include music from The Beatles and Patsy Cline to Percy Sledge
and U2, the majority of her talent is focused on her original songs and instrumental
compositions, many of which ended up on her latest album, "Anything You
Want To Do". You can catch Cari Dell playing their regular Wednesday
night gig at Tres Hombres in Woodland Park, and Thursday night, Nov. 30, at
the Underground, 633-0590.
By Tom Strubbe
Austin Music Scene
DELL & TIMEPEACE
By: Mark Gibson
COUNTRY NEWS, CEDAR CHOPPER FESTIVAL Wednesday
June 11, 1997
a strong 60's-70's influence, Cari Dell and Timepeace are great fun to watch
perform. Her voice rasps
with a Melissa Ethridge belligerence, but it sooths
like Sheryl Crow. Her guitar influences trace back to
Brian Setzer and Jeff
Beck, yet her vulnerability is reflected in a Bonnie Raitt softness drifting
songs and melodies." Her music defies categorization---quiet,
yet powerful-unique, yet familiar to the soul...."
YOUNG PRODUCER DEBUTS
ON THE AIR
By: John Herndon
December 19, 1996 Austin, TX
Cari Dell scored the music
for the radio drama,"So Much