(Not Our) Ride Home – “In Memoriam Sierre 13/03/12” – Video&Download


(Not Our) Ride Home – “In Memoriam Sierre 13/03/12” – Video Release

On “All Souls Day”, San Diego-based Carl Durant released this “In Memoriam” picture video with a studio recording of his latest song “(Not Our) Ride Home” dedicated to the twenty two sixth-graders and six adults who didn’t survive the crash of a Belgian tour bus in Sierre, Switzerland, in the evening of March 13th 2012. 

Read the article in the San Diego Reader blog (11/12/2012)
Read the article in the print version of the San Diego Reader (11/28/2012)


“I literally couldn’t sleep for two days after reading about it online”, Carl remembers, “I think it was around 10pm here in San Diego when the news was announced that a bus with Belgian kids had crashed in the Swiss Alps. Although I’ve been living here for ten years now, it still felt like a bomb dropped at home. […]”

The new song “(Not Our) Ride Home” has been recorded in Carl’s home based studio and features some amazing backing vocals from San Diego Music Award winner Veronica May, known most recently for being part of the old-timey music duo “The Lovebirds”. The track has the typical “Carl Durant” mix of acoustic and electronic sounds while the vocal arrangement refers to the style of the 1930s.


About Carl Durant

Originally from Leuven, Belgium, singer songwriter Carl Durant has been playing around town in San Diego since 2009, bringing a mix of finger picked and strummed-guitar songs with a vocal sound lingering between James Blunt and Placebo. On recordings, he creates “aural landscapes” [sic Taxi’s Michael Laskow] and cinematic pop-rock by adding layers of electronic sounds to a backdrop of acoustic guitar in songs reminiscent of The Decemberists, REM or even My Morning Jacket.

He shared the bill with artists like Milow, Adam Levy [Norah Jones], Jesse Thomas (Billboard), Jes Hudak (Platinum Hit) and SDMA winners Josh Damigo and Colin Clyne, while also performing at benefit shows for the Humane Society and VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Including his appearances as a bass player, he performed 150+ shows, in venues as House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, Adams Avenue Street Fair, Anthology, coffee house annex Lestat’s West (Jewel, Mraz), Whisky a Go-Go, Room 5, Rainbow Room, Winston’s,  Ruby Room, Bar Eleven, fairs in San Diego and Orange County and more.