-Here’s a write up of CAROLINE BLUE by Mark Bialczak for the music section for the Syracuse.com website on August 12, 2010. This also features an acoustic performance video of the song “Stay” with Wayne W. Johnson (vocals / guitar), Azriel Mordecai (bass) and “Grover” (drunken drums) 😉
-To see the actual writeup and video, click HERE
Here’s the video for Caroline Blue song ‘Stay’
By Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard
on August 12, 2010 at 6:54 AM, updated February 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM
The way front man Wayne W. Johnson sees it, his work with Syracuse rock band Caroline Blue has come full circle.
That means at this moment, Caroline Blue consists of Johnson on guitar and vocals and whomever he decides to hire to play bass and drums.
In The Post-Standard studio, the bass responsibility went to Johnson’s good friend, Azriel Mordecai, of fellow Syracuse rock band Zadoc and the Nightmares. In 2005, “Az,” as Johnson calls his buddy, was a full-time member of Caroline Blue as Johnson recorded the CD “Slave to the Hourglass.”
Caroline Blue started in 2000 and had its first live gig in 2001.
Johnson’s band has two CDs to its credit, the aforementioned “Slave to the Hourglass” and 2007’s “Not for the Innocent.”
Right now, Johnson says, he’s working with director Ron Bonk on a DVD that will include various long-form videos.
He’s also submitted a song for inclusion on a Muscular Dystrophy Association benefit CD compiled by Tim Powers of the band Stix & Stonz.
Johnson also acts; he has a part in Bonk’s indie movie “Mrs. Cannibal Holocaust,” which is scheduled for release by year’s end, and another in the indie movie “Rise Up & Fall,: which is in shooting.
And, after the long-form DVD is finsihed, it’ll be back to recording a CD.
“I have enough original songs to do a number of CDs,” Johnson says. “I had to go through a lot of styles to get Caroline Blue back to where we are now. We had been doing covers. Now we’re back to doing all originals.”