Cary's Open Road
Music As Therapy (1:08)
The Garden State Soundtrack (3:38)
I Second That Emotion
Indie: Indie Roadtrips
Grammy winner Cary Brothers broke into the music scene after his hit single "Blue Eyes" was featured in the popular 2004 film, Garden State. After Cary graduated Northwestern University in 1995, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he began a path in film production. Cary wrote music all the time, but mostly in the privacy of his home. While working in film production, Cary soon realized that he was carrying out the creative visions of writers and producers when he really wanted to do that for himself. Although it took a lot of courage, Cary dropped everything and started his whole life over. He began playing music at open mics and putting his music out there for people. "If I don't take a shot at this, I'm going to be an old man and regret never having tried," he says.