Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Colin Kadey website

I have a new website! Check me out at
You can buy tunes from my first album, Coming Into Focus, buy my new novel, The Wreckage of My Sanity, and see some photos of me you may not have seen before. We're adding to it all the time, so go often, and of course, tell your friends!
Hope you are all enjoying the fall, wherever you may be.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Wreckage of My Sanity - a novel by Colin Kadey

I wrote a story of a simpler time. The early 1980s, before cell phones and auto-tune. Back when Bruce Springsteen was still the future of rock and roll, and rock and roll was still a religion.
We'd all go out on stage and scream and yell and make a lot of noise, and we truly believed that we could be the future of rock and roll. We were young, dirty, vulgar, sacrilegious inebriates trying to find the magic missing link between Chuck Berry and Charles Bukowski.
If you're easily offended, you shouldn't read my story. These are desperate, despicable characters who say and do the most reprehensible things. However, if you're not too uptight you just might find this tale amusing. And if you've spent any time on the road, it will all seem painfully familiar.
You can download the ebook here

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Woodshedding: practicing & writing

 When I’m not on the road making a spectacle of myself, I tend to mole out in my studio & become introspective, introverted and reclusive. However, I did venture out to a couple of Jams recently and had a lot of fun! I was at Kelly’s All-Star Jam at Jazzy Jones in Langley on Sunday, saw a bunch of old friends I hadn’t seen in years, and met some great players I’d never jammed with before. I had so much fun, I think I’m going to have to hit these jams more often!
        I’ve also uploaded lyrics to the first Colin Kadey CD, Coming Into Focus, and a bio to my blog if anyone wants to check it out…

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I’d like to thank all the friendly folk at the Langley Farmer’s Market for making yesterday one of the most pleasurable gigs I can remember

Everyone was so kind and generous, the weather was beautiful, the sky blue, the air sweet with the scents of the market wares. Yesterday was the last Farmer’s Market gig of the season – it was a blast, and I hope to see everyone again next year.

Here’s the set list from yesterday’s show for those who are interested.

Can’t Hold Out (Elmore James)
She Caught The Kadey (Taj Mahal)
Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan)
Call Me The Breeze (J.J. Cale)
Wise Too Late (Roosevelt Sykes)
Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
One For The Highway (Fats Domino)
Just Dropped In (Mickey Newbury)
Stray Cat Strut (Brian Setzer)
You Shook Me (Willie Dixon)
Back In My Home Town (Colin Kadey)
Magnolia (J.J. Cale)
Tequila Farm (Colin Kadey, Dianne Kauffman, John Kieselhorst)
After The Goldrush (Neil Young)
Last Date (Floyd Cramer)
Her Mind Is Gone (Professor Longhair)
No Expectations (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
Killin’ The Blues (Roly Salley)
Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness (John Prine)
Caldonia (Fleecie Moore)
So Long Maryanne (Leonard Cohen)
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
The Wreckage Of My Sanity (Colin Kadey)
Little Lisa (Colin Kadey)
Love Will Light The Way (Colin Kadey)
Groovey Tuesday (Colin Kadey)
Formaldehyde Street (Colin Kadey)
That’s The Way Love Goes (Lefty Frizzel)
Green Green Grass Of Home (Curly Putnam)
Chicken Shack (Amos Milburn)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hello again my friends, lovers, ex-wives, drinking buddies & casual acquaintances;

Has it really been ten years since my last solo CD? I’m excited about the new album, and a new tour in the spring, and I look forward to seeing everyone.
Shaun promises we’ll be mixing soon, so the wait is almost over for the new CD. Everyone who’s heard the rough mixes thinks it’s better than “Focus”. We’ve augmented the sound with a fifth piece this time – Juno Award winning violin virtuoso Jesse Zubot contributes his impressive talents, giving the project a rootsier folk vibe than its predecessor. The quintet on the new album includes Zubot, John Kieselhorst (guitar), Brian Newcombe (bass), Don Powrie (drums), and C.W. (keys, harps, vocals).
Once again, I used all local talent in the production in an attempt to soak up as much Pacific North West spirit as possible. I want you to smell the trees. The idea is to paint a picture with words and sounds of a time and a place. The place is here, and the time is now.