Cam aka Cameron Ochs of Lafayette, CA (East Bay, Contra Costa County, but also in her case UC Davis and time at Stanford labs) has a new cd out, “Otherside”. Expectations are high; her song “Burning House” from 2015 has 52 million views on Youtube.
I am late to the party. In the wake of the sold out Molly Tuttle show, William Morris Agency Nashville called me to host a Cam show that was to be April 1, 2020 at Mitchell Park Community Center; it sold out in one day. We held a couple replacement dates then, like everyone else, let it go.
But her new album came out earlier this month.
The title track was co-written by Avicii – -the late Tim Bergley.
She’s also worked with Lori McKenna, Diplo, Train, Jack Antonoff of Fun.
Her manager Danika worked at KRTY in San Jose.
Not sure if she’ll reschedule Palo Alto some day, but I wish her the best.
PS I saw an interesting video of Avicii working on this song a few years previous — not actually sure if that is Cam in the video. Through Lions With Wings bandcamp project I’ve been hearing works-in-progress and scratch versions of some songs, which is new to me as a concert guy. Also, I was geeking on song exploder, a popular podcast and now on Netflix. I just saw somewhere– prompted by the tv listings — Pat Monahan of Train with Darryl Hall of Hall and Oates — which did sort of lead me to Cam — that “hey soul sister” is based on a Platters’ song. Also, I watched “Bill And Ted FTM” and the title track is by Weezer but says its an “interpolation” of Billy Joel song.