Caroline Rose spans multiple genres including folk and Americana with her music. Currently residing in Burlington, Vermont (but with strong Mississippi ties), she records and tours with multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons as her musical collaborator.
Caroline has family in Mississippi and spent time in the state writing the songs that appear on her first album “America Religious”.
The band recently signed with High Road Touring who represent such artists as: Alabama Shakes, Emmylou Harris, Son Volt, Wilco, Nick Lowe, Joan Baez and Patty Griffin.
The child of two artists––a Southern mother and a Yankee father––Rose’s music and lyricism are found deeply rooted in styles ranging from Southern rock and blues to Appalachian folk and honky tonk. Never limited to one genre, Rose prides herself in following a long line of songwriters known for spontaneous and free-spirited adventure, unafraid to speak the truth.
America Religious is a 12-track collection of stories and poetry set against a gritty landscape of Roots-inspired Rock, Americana, Folk, Gospel, and Rhythm & Blues. Caroline Rose and partner Jer Coons cover all elements from production and recording to mixing and engineering, as well as playing nearly all the instruments themselves (lap steel, cello, organ, mandolin, and drums to name a few). The duo arranged and recorded America Religious at Coons’ Park Hill Studio in Burlington, Vermont.
Rose’s songwriting stands on its own in the ground covered by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Joni Mitchell, and John Prine. America Religious covers an array of topics ranging from current political issues to honest, sometimes heartbreaking self-realizations. The songs of America Religious reflect years of travel, happenstance meetings with strangers, and conversations with old friends and distant relatives. More than simply words set to music, they evoke feelings of familiar stories and long-forgotten memories.