With her former Whiskeytown bandmate Ryan Adams parlaying critical fawning into commercial success with his latest, Caitlin Cary
is holding her own with the brand new While You Weren't Looking
on Yep Roc Records
. The album, which features the bulk of her Whiskeytown buds on most of the tracks (Adams co-writes three songs), finds the one-time harmony singer easing gracefully into the frontperson role, showcasing an organic, soaring Folk/Pop style full of substance and charm. Cary straddles the sometimes thin line between Contemporary Folk and Roots Rock with fantastic results.
At the 20th Century Theatre on Wednesday.