TallTownes is excited to announce Caroline Rose will be performing at Artizen as part of its ongoing "Living Room Series."
Sometimes epic failures produce epic results. With the release of her new album I Will Not Be Afraid, keen-eyed young singer-songwriter Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short-circuits with a live-wire national debut that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country and blues to capture her unique and personal vision.
Hoping to escape the dead ends that befell her hometown, colloquially dubbed a stop on "heroin highway", Rose found her way out via a full ride to a small liberal arts college, where she failed as a scholar, barely scraping by to graduation. Next came a stint as a failed hippie, working on and leaving an organic farm. She then bought a vintage sports car to travel the country, but it quickly broke down. On the plus side, Rose got a job at a cider distillery, where she got to taste apple brandy and applejack all day...Followed by a stint stocking shelves and sweeping floors at a grocery store for a boss who eventually fired her.
Rose joined a new generation of touring songwriters who blend tradition, innovation and edginess, like Hayes Carll, whom she opened for in 2014 and bandmember Jer Coons, whom Rose shared a bill with one night and discovered to be a kindred spirit. Rose produced I Will Not Be Afraid with co-production by Coons at his Burlington, Vermont studio, where they also made Rose's 2013 self-released America Religious, playing all the guitars, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, drums and percussion themselves.
"I also came to understand that I don't have any choice," she continues. "Music is what keeps me breathing. I can't do anything else."
Midland Chef Chip Hight will be preparing a special three-course dinner for this event. You can purchase the dinner with your ticket! Chef Hight will prepare a Three Course Tasting Menu in which you will be able to select:
(1) of 3 Starters Pickled Vegetables, Charcuterie, Cheese Pumpkin Soup w/ Roasted Pumpkin Seeds & Creme Fraiche Shrimp & Grits w/ Red Hot Butter
(1) of 2 Entrees Braised Short Ribs w/ Potato Puree & Kale Coq Au Vin w/ Roasted Root Vegetables