Caroline Allen
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Caroline Allen

Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Nashville, TN
Established on Jan, 2012
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"The Goodbye Waltz"

The Hippocrites - The Goodbye Waltz
2010, Dirt Floor Records

The last time we heard from The Hippocrites they were based in New Haven, Connecticut and were shopping a three-song demo, In Rock N Roll We Trust that was intended to turn into a full length album in 2008. Things don’t always work out quite as planned, but sometimes delays are worth the wait. The now Naples, Florida-based Hippocrites have finally created their full length debut, The Goodbye Waltz. While In Rock N Roll We Trust was a positive experience, The Hippocrites have certainly refined their sound in the past two years.

The Goodbye Waltz opens with "I Don't Have A Heart", a solid americana/rock tune in the Tom Petty tradition. Vocalist Jesse Como sounds more than a bit like Van Morrison, with a solid voice and a workman's delivery that is unaffected and appealing. "I Don't Have A Heart" makes a great transition between a verse that's anomalous to a wonderfully catchy refrain you'll be singing for days. "Hurricane" thoroughly reinforces the Van Morrison comparison in a song about the fleeting nature of love in an imperfect world. "Jesse James" climbs on the power of what you might call an ambling bass line and the powerful, emotive vocal line. James tells his story in autobiographical fashion through the song, a story that's both sad and unrepentant and intriguing in its passion. "Baby Blue" is the story of a lifelong rover who's looking for a home but can't seem to take himself off the road. The song has a pleasant melody that seems vaguely familiar on first listen.

"The Ballad Of Georgie Porgie" hits on a soul and funk vibe as a song of loss and remembrance with someone of a poor, pitiful me theme. It's a great arrangement, and Como is torturously emotive on vocals. He channels a bit of Adam Duritz on "Beautiful Girls", getting repetitive and a bit lost in the process even while providing a solid vocal performance. "Lie To Me Tonight" is a plea for solace in the face of impending loss. The song has a whiny, desperate feel to it that works well with Como's voice but isn't entirely a pleasant listen. The closing track "A Little More Time" attacks a similar concept with more grace and subtlety in a well constructed arrangement featuring great vocal triads over a gentle country facade.

The Hippocrites may vacillate throughout The Goodbye Waltz but never give the lie to their musical intentions. The Goodbye Waltz is consistent and solid throughout. Even on the slower songs there is a consistent energy and commitment to each musical turn that speaks well for the future of The Hippocrites. Vocalist Jesse Como isn't the most dynamic front man out there, but he sells each song with a passion that gathers attention even in the moments where his voice questions the wisdom of some of the higher notes he attempts. The Hippocrites have a very solid effort on their hands in The Goodbye Waltz.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)

Learn more about The Hippocrites at  The Goodbye Waltz is available digitally from and iTunes.  CDs will be available soon.  Keep checking The Hippocrites' MySpace page for availability.
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The Goodbye Waltz



Caroline Allen Music

When you combine a rockers edge (that's reminiscent of Eric Church) with soulful artistry and songwriting skills that pull stories directly from the heart of listeners (like George Strait) you end up with an artist like Caroline Allen who was made for the big stage.

Growing up in a small town like Shelby, NC, Caroline's dreams often whispered to her heart and supplied her with the motivation and fuel she needed to make it in the music industry. "I would go to bed each night dreaming about being invited back to the Opry at 80 years old because throughout my career I had become one of the greatest country artists of all time," recalls Caroline.

Before moving to Music City, USA (Nashville, TN) Caroline attended Berklee College of Music where she majored in Vocal & Performance. "Going to Berklee was one of the greatest adventures of my life," says Caroline. "The experience you gain by learning from the best in the music industry is truly inspiring and something I will always hold dear to my heart."

This Nashville Recording Artist has now set her sights on taking her career to the next level. In early 2016, Caroline Allen signed a management deal with Music Row Management in Nashville, TN. On May 28, 2016, Caroline and her band are set to take the Mello Yello Stage during the Circle K & Kangaroo Express Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola before NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. Later this summer, Caroline will return to her hometown of Shelby, NC to open for country music entertainer, and former American Idol Winner, Scotty McCreery during the American Legion World Series.

Whether she's up on stage wowing the crowd, recording in the studio, or writing a song that plays a movie within your mind, Caroline Allen is sure to become an artist you can't get enough of.

Caroline Allen is a singer/songwriter from Shelby, NC and living/performing in Nashville for the last several years. Caroline is known for her amazing vocals and high energy stage performance. Caroline opened for such national acts as Scotty Mccreery and Justin Moore. Her stage shows consist of a 4 piece band and a song mix of originals and country crowd favorite covers.

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