Tag Archives: acoustic

Show coming up… BOS Sessions in Gent – Paard van Troje – 14/09 – 11u30

BOS Session in Gent with singer songwriter Carl Durant. In bookstore Paard van Troje.
Date: Sunday 14/09/2014, starts at 11u30 !
BOS Sessions are organized by BOS Ice Tea from South Africa and give a stage to upcoming local artists.
For Carl’s music, go here. There’s also free downloads available!

Kickstarter ! (no not mine)

Not for me, but a friend of mine in Seattle. Brenda Xu is her name and she’s over 55% funded with her Kickstarter project to launch her new (second) album. I played bass on one of the songs in her previous album and performed with her in over 35 live shows in Southern California (2007-2009), including the world-famous Whisky-a-go-go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.  The info is below, just click to check out and help contribute to a successful CD launch. Ends August 7th. 

Big show coming up: Egenhoven Feest 21/6 – Summer Solstice

Flyer Egenhoven Feest Carl Durant

Come celebrate the longest day with us in Egenhoven. June 21st – Summer Solstice ! Live music starts with Cherchez La Femme at 21h (winner of Nekkawedstrijd 2000).  There’s a DJ after, … We’re thrilled to be here to play our first show under the new name: Carl Durant and The Lost Kings. There’s a little surprise gift for those who come early. Yes, it is World-Cup related :).

Update: Click below for the full program of the summer Solstice Weekend ! The surprise gift has arrived by DHL… limited supplies so come early to the show.

Video Thursday (2-for-1)- Wayfaring Stranger

The Broken Circle Breakdown - Wayfaring Stranger
 Well of course I’ve seen the Oscar-nominated Belgian movie “The Broken Circle Breakdown”, where this song is placed in a key-moment of the story. But I didn’t think it would hold up this strong just by itself. Just another proof the lead-actress Veerle Baetens (who also sings the song) is world-class !

In comparison, the modern take of Ed Sheeran can be found here: Wayfaring Stranger by Ed Sheeran. It was recorded in one take and is a beautiful showcase of his voice looping technique. But, I do prefer the intensity of the first one. What about you? (yes, commenting is possible).

Video Thursday – Fires&Earthquakes Live at Mille Mechelen

Carl Durant Fires and Earthquakes Live At Mille Cafe Mechelen 2014
Here’s a new song I performed at the “Laaghangend Fruit” showcase at Cafe Mille in Mechelen. Enjoy ! It’s an uptempo song about fires, earthquakes and leaving California after having lived in San Diego for 11 years… returning to Leuven, Belgium.