Genre: Acoustic / Folk / Indie
Location DECATUR, Georgia, US
Profile Views: 115672
Last Login: 5/12/2011
Member Since 5/16/2007
Record Label Signature Sounds Recordings
Type of Label Indie
Bio.. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .......................... .. .. .. .. .. .. ....Watch ..live streaming video.. from ..carolineherring.. at livestream.com.... .. About Caroline Herring.. .. Caroline Herring is a Mississippi-born artist whose music has been hailed for combining traditional folk and bluegrass sounds with striking, original observations of modern life and love. Thoroughly steeped in southern culture, Herring began her music career in Austin, TX, where she released her first album, “Twilight,” and won Best New Artist in both the Austin American Statesman and Austin Chronicle in 2002. Since that time, Herring has built an international following and released three more albums, including the masterpiece “Golden Apples of the Sun.” .... The critical acclaim for “Golden Apples of the Sun” firmly supports Herring’s status as one of the top musical artists of her generation. The ..Oxford American.. says, “Golden Apples is the album of a woman who has come into her powers as a singer-songwriter, claiming as her stomping ground the territory where folk meets alt-country.” NPR’s ..All Things Considered.. interviewed Caroline in January 2010 about the making of the record, and Jim Allen of ..All Music Guide.. said the following: “It's not easy being a great folksinger -- Kate Wolf, Linda Thompson, and Iris DeMent are some of the names on the short list, but ‘Golden Apples of the Sun’ makes a strong case for the addition of Caroline Herring.”.... Herring’s album “Lantana” (2008) received widespread acclaim as an alt-country masterpiece. The ..Austin Chronicle.. proclaimed it to be “the best modern Southern Gothic album since Lucinda Williams’ Sweet Old World,” and NPR named it one of the “ten best folk albums of 2008.” On “Lantana,” Herring writes and sings about a myriad of southern topics, from a character in a Larry Brown novel to the infanticide and racism exposed by the dark and troubled life of Susan Smith. With “Golden Apples of the Sun” Herring stakes out new terrain, exchanging the country-influenced resonance of her previous albums for a sound inspired by the iconic female folk singers and songwriters of the 1960s and 70s..... Caroline Herring lives in Atlanta, with her husband and two young children. ..
InfluencesCarter Family, Sarah Vaughn, Tammy Wynette, Judy Collins, Thomas Dorsey, Carter Stanley, Joan Baez, Thea Bowman, Bill Monroe, Mahalia Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf, Mississippi John Hurt, Bobbi Gentry, Nanci Griffith, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams Sr., Merle Haggard, Othar Turner, Lydia Mendoza, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Maria McKee, Peter Rowan, Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Mark Kozelek, Iris Dement, Johnny Cash, Tish Hinojosa, Mose Allison.
Sounds Like"Herring's vocals are clear and lovely, evoking the classic voices of Baez, Collins, and Mitchell, yet grounded in the country dirt of Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, and Eliza Gilkyson." -Dirty Linen Magazine .. .. .. ..Caroline on Prairie Home Companion!! .. .......... .. .. ..Caroline Discusses Songwriting on NPR .. .... ...... .. ..Videos.. .... .. .. .. .. .. .... ..New video from "Golden Apples of The Sun".. .... .. .. .. .. .. .... ..Purchase.. .......... .......... .... ....What the Press is Saying About Golden Apples of the Sun.... .. .. ..NPR All Things Considered.. : “Just beautiful.” – Mary Louise Kelly .... ..Boston Globe.. : “Herring’s haunting, honey-husk voice seems to be singing only to you. Full of fresh turns, yet as knowable as your best friend’s smile.” Top 10 Folk Albums of 2009 - Scott Alarik.... ..No Depression..: “There’s a purity, a clarity, and a subtly engaging ambition in Caroline Herring’s fourth album, Golden Apples of the Sun, one of the year’s best singer/ songwriter releases. –Jim Morrison.... ..Atlanta Journal-Constitution..: "Golden Apples of the Sun (is) a work of magical intimacy and immediacy. Listening to the album, it's as if she's right there with you, telling her powerful tales to an audience of one." – Shane Harrison.... ..All Music Guide..: “It's not easy being a great folksinger -- Kate Wolf, Linda Thompson, and Iris DeMent are some of the names on the short list, but Golden Apples of the Sun makes a strong case for the addition of Caroline Herring.” - Jim Allen .... ..Austin Chronicle..: “[Herring is] still penning chapters in her composer’s notebook, filled with puzzle-piece songs of intimate longing and perspective.” - Margaret Moser .... ..Utne Reader..: “Spare but powerful singer-songwriter gems, full of rich and evocative imagery. In “The Dozens” she turns an insult into artistry.” - Keith Goetzman.... ..The Oxford American.. : “Golden Apples is the album of a woman who has come into her powers as a singer-songwriter, claiming as her stomping ground the territory where folk meets alt-country.” - Beth Ann Fennelly.... ..MOJO..: “There’s a real depth of feeling to her songs and singing that makes you stop and listen.” - Sylvie Simmons.... ..Vintage Guitar..: "With her voice, guitar, and little else, Caroline Herring delivers a powerful musical statement that defines not only her own artistry, but how much folk music has changed in the last 40 years." – Steven Stone.... ..BLURT..: "Golden Apples of the Sun finds singer/songwriter Caroline Herring following in the footsteps of Joni, Joan, Judy and Emmylou in offering full devotion to the sepia hues of folk finesse." – Lee Zimmerman.... ..The Guardian UK.. – “Herring has set out to revive American 1960s acoustic folk styles as the setting for her bold range of songs. She sounds like a classic early folkie…[but she] is far more than just a revivalist with eclectic taste. I suspect her early heroines would be impressed.” 12/31/09.... ..CMT..: “If you’re drawn to simple records where the focus is on unadorned vocals, a handful of instruments and smart, cinematic songs, I bet you’d like these apples” – Craig Shelburne.... ..Atlanta Creative Loafing..: “From the intricate finger-picking intro to the final spiritually tinged note, Decatur GA folk singer Caroline Herring has created a rich panorama that captures the essence of her voice, the power of her words, and the unique ability to interpret the work of others.” – James Kelly.... ..The Sunday Paper..: “There are very few contemporary singer-songwriters willing to release such stark, compelling albums, works that force you to listen and absorb their musical and lyrical details. And even fewer who do it as successfully as Herring.” - Hal Horowitz.... ..The New Southerner..: “Caroline Herring's newest project is an ordered, cohesive musical whole, rife with stunning images, elegant folk melodies and universal themes that resonate with listeners. Her musical and lyrical gifts are too bountiful not to share with each other.” - Marianne Worthington .... ..OpEd News..: "Musically and artistically, this album marks a continuing expansion, maturity, and blossoming of Caroline's work." – Mac McKinney.... ..Hyperbolium.. – “The assuredness with which she sings adds weight to every word, and the emotion-laden quality of her voice can bring tears to your eyes.” - Eli Messinger.... ..Rock and Reprise..: “Caroline Herring has never sounded better. Her voice, somehow both strong and delicate, wraps itself around each song, each phrase, laying it down with a soft waver which falls short of vibrato and sounds so right. She has never had a better touch with songs, either hers or others’, picking and choosing with unerring taste…” – Frank O. Gutch, Jr. .... ..Pop Dose..: “Simple, austere and lovely. - Jeff Giles .... ..Pop Matters..: “Caroline Herring’s keening alto and hummingbird vibrato will grab you hard on her blisteringly beautiful new album, Golden Apples of the Sun.” - Steve Leftridge.. .. ..Present Magazine..: "Listening to Herring sing, her stark voice rings out as elegant, unguarded, and honest no matter how dark and daring the song's depths might plunge." - Pete Dulin .... ..Rambles..: “Small miracles abound on this marvelous recording. With Golden Apples of the Sun she is on her way, I trust, to the attention and acclaim someone with her gifts has coming.” - Jerome Clark.. ..3rd Coast Music..: "With Golden Apples of the Sun… Caroline Herring cements her position in the top tier of acoustic folk-country artists." – John Conquest.... ..Cover Lay Down..: "Golden Apples of the Sun turns this southern girl's lyrical eye inward to great effect. The originals are exquisite, featuring deep, deliberate, mature songwriting coupled with that stripped-down sound and breathy, gracefully fragile voice." – Joshua Farber.... ..Ian Murray..:"This is an intriguing album by a mature performer who has much to say and the skill and talent as a songwriter to say it well. Her voice is at once powerful, plaintive and passionate and has an undoubted ability to move the listener. Remarkably, there are very few hidden depths in this CD, everything is presented upfront and with a passion and clarity that imbues it with raw emotional power." .... ..Silas House..: "This is a record by an artist at the height of her game. One listen and you’ll know that Caroline Herring is the real deal, and she’s the singer-songwriter for this generation of people who appreciate real, unadulterated music." .... ..Midwest Record..: "Herring expresses herself right from the heart and makes herself at one with your ears. A solid winner throughout from a great sounding singer/songwriter who has learned there's no shame in being a right on interpreter as well. Hot stuff that she's more than got the chops for." – Chris Spector .... ..Music Road..: "Listening to Caroline Herring's latest album is a bit like having a good conversation with a friend, one that spins long into the night as you share stories, talk over old times, think of questions you've asked, questions you've answered, and those you still have, catch up on what may be next, and encourage each other along the way. There are more facets to this gem each time around." – Kerry Dexter .... ..BabySue/LMNOP Reviews..: "On Golden Apples of the Sun, Caroline proves that when you have genuine talent, you don't need tons of backing instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Caroline has a voice that is mesmerizing and real… and a perfect fit for the pensive, simple sound of her music."....