“…evoking the country quiver of Emmylou Harris circa Pieces of the Sky with her own unique, breathy breaks and the sharp combination of spiraling electric guitar and strings.” – Rolling Stone
While Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America’s past, with the release of Spades & Roses, the young songwriter from Charlottesville Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation: Quite simply, 11 songs of gorgeous Americana that remind us of why we fell in love with the genre in the first place.
It’s is a rare but unmistakable authenticity and emotional resonance that can’t be faked, all delivered from a voice that somehow manages to be both ethereally pristine and yet profoundly raw and human– a disarming union of self-assuredness and vulnerability that runs throughout the record. Under the guidance of Producer Neilson Hubbard, Spades & Roses strips away all of the sonic barriers that might stand between Caroline and her listener, allowing her fragile melodies and first person confessionals to do their work– reaching out and empathizing, providing a soundtrack to our own hidden stories. Every song on the record– whether pop or meditative, glib or heartbreaking– asks the essential question of whether or not the listener can recognize himself.
“If the deft and delicate Spades & Roses is any indication, Spence is one to follow.” – NPR Music
“Spence has crafted an album of stunning beauty and lasting impact.” – American Songwriter Magazine
“The bittersweet, sincere vocals of Lindsay White make her sound like the lovechild of Hope Sandoval and Regina Spektor – and we love it.” Curve Magazine
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll call your therapist. Lindsay White is an award-winning songwriter based in San Diego, CA. With influences ranging from Dylan to Difranco, Lindsay’s songwriting has earned recognition from San Diego Songwriters Guild, Kerrville Folk Festival, Guitar World, and American Songwriter Magazine. Known for her work with former nationally touring folk/pop duo The Lovebirds, she is now pursuing her solo project and currently recording a follow up to her 2010 solo debut Tracks. Catch Lindsay in a listening room setting, and don’t forget to bring all your feels. Lindsay’s lyric-driven analysis on love and loss will move you to tears and tear you to shreds. She might just put your therapist out of business.
“White sings with a familiar-sounding voice that blends folksy charm with a taste of the husky blues vibe of early Ricky Lee Jones. This enables her to convincingly give the songs everything from a light pop-folk treatment to a rock growl.” San Diego Troubadour