11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

At 24 years old, singer/songwriter Caroline Rose is an acoustic guitar–toting wanderer who sings what she feels and who relishes her freedom every day of her unorthodox life. I Will Not be Afraid is her official debut album (she doesn’t count an earlier self-release). It includes both the electric country-rockabilly of “Blood on Your Bootheels," inspired by the Trayvon Martin case, and the acoustic folk of “Red Bikini Waltz” on a freewheelin’ collection that Rose wrote, arranged, and coproduced with multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons, with Pat Melvin on bass. Despite earning a degree in architecture on a full scholarship, Rose forsook it all for her van and the chance to become a traveling musician, bringing her small band around to say her truth. Songs such as “America Religious,” “Shepherd,” and the title track demonstrate her lyrical wit and her heartfelt wisdom and compassion alongside the joys of playing in a small band. Raised in the Northeast, Rose still exudes the Southern charm of her family’s roots and of her favorite music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

At 24 years old, singer/songwriter Caroline Rose is an acoustic guitar–toting wanderer who sings what she feels and who relishes her freedom every day of her unorthodox life. I Will Not be Afraid is her official debut album (she doesn’t count an earlier self-release). It includes both the electric country-rockabilly of “Blood on Your Bootheels," inspired by the Trayvon Martin case, and the acoustic folk of “Red Bikini Waltz” on a freewheelin’ collection that Rose wrote, arranged, and coproduced with multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons, with Pat Melvin on bass. Despite earning a degree in architecture on a full scholarship, Rose forsook it all for her van and the chance to become a traveling musician, bringing her small band around to say her truth. Songs such as “America Religious,” “Shepherd,” and the title track demonstrate her lyrical wit and her heartfelt wisdom and compassion alongside the joys of playing in a small band. Raised in the Northeast, Rose still exudes the Southern charm of her family’s roots and of her favorite music.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Aitchness ,

Rockin it!

Wonderful talent in this young lady and her band. She not afraid to give what it takes to tell her story. Raw talent and energy. Can’t help but move to her music. So impressive…
Downloaded it free from Noise trade, but went to iTunes and bought the album because you just gotta support this kind of spirit and talent.

The_Parrish ,

great album

This is a great album by an up and coming artist and her rocking’ band. Be sure to check them out live— its a great show!

WlzyDad ,

Wow

As good as it gets, maybe even better.

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