Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
You can take a person out of the country, but you can’t get the country out of the person.
Local singer and songwriter Adam Caillavet is well known among the local music circuit as the vocalist for rock band Forever Falls and co-founder of acoustic cover act Six String Mafia, but that’s about to change in not only sound, but name as well.
Adam has released his first solo album of country music, aptly titled “Country Made,” but under the pseudonym of Adam Woodrow.
“Well, my full name is Adam Woodrow Caillavet, so that’s part of the reason. Plus, I have best friends who can’t say ‘Caillavet,’ correctly,” he said laughing. “I used to be embarrassed by my middle name, but, as I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to embrace it because it’s different. That’s why I decided to release the record that way.”
Adam said it was easy to return to his country music roots.
“This record is sort of a new direction for me, compared to my previous bands, but it is also an old direction, personally,” he explained. “I’ve always loved the country music genre and I’ve never stopped being a country music fan, now matter how heavy some of the songs I’ve listened to or written have been. I’ve been in the studio with past projects and have been told ‘that lyric sounds country’ or ‘your vocals have a twang to them.’”
Adam also had another purpose behind writing and recording his new CD, “Country Made,” which is available from the artist on his Adam Woodrow Facebook page and iTunes.
“I have out with my grandparents every Monday, and, a few years ago, my poppa (grandfather) told me he liked one of the Forever Falls songs called ‘Movies,’ which is about a soldier’s wife waiting for him to come home from Iraq. He told me he loved that song cause it wasn’t loud,” Adam said with a laugh. “That got me to thinking that I wanted to make an album he could listen to from start to finish without skipping tracks.”
The Orange, Texas-native said he these songs are “the truest songs” he has ever written and has enjoyed having absolute control over the lyrics and music. Although he recorded this album with no intention of performing it live, things have changed.
“I feel I am going to have to play these songs live at some point based on the reception I’ve been given since it was released earlier this month,” Adam continued. “I have some guys in mind who can fill those shoes for me in having a full band, so I can be able to perform these songs.
“I love performing live, but, at first, I was just making this record as a demo to ship off to Nashville in hopes of landing a songwriting deal,” he added. “It would be great to wake up everyday and be able to write songs for a living. I would be happy being discovered as a country artist, but it would take the right person to be able to let me make my brand of country.”
Visit www.adamwoodrow.com for more information about this artist and his new album.