Opening the show for Bon Iver is a huge honour and no mean feat for any artist. However, CJ Camerieri has worked with Justin Vernon before as a member of Bon Iver and has his own impressive list of collaborators; Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, The National, John Legend and co-founder of the classical ensemble yMusic, so as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger he is the perfect match.
CARM is a project with Trever Hagen another inspirational trumpet player originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Camerieri joked about trumpet players who constantly discuss their mouthpieces, Hagen apparently doesn’t use one, so that was what helped him decide to work with him!
Using backing loops and beats, the two brass players merge and counterbalance each other with trumpet and French horn building up layers of soaring sounds large enough to fill an arena sized venue.
They were joined for a couple of songs by ‘I Have a Tribe’ singer -songwriter Patrick O’Laoghaire creating an impressive symbiotic trio.
CARM have recently just released a 2nd album CARM II produced by Ryan Olson, featuring friends such as Edie Brickell, Sid Sriram, Sean Carey, Justin Vernon and more. He has also released an official video for ‘More and More’ with Edie Brickell.