Caroline Reese

Caroline Reese

 Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Caroline Reese writes alt-country/Americana songs & performs with her band, the Drifting Fifth. Reese has been called "a vocal powerhouse" by WXPN's The Key, and in 2014 she & the D5 have opened for Ben Folds, Chris Stapleton (of Grammy-nominated SteelDrivers), maintained a busy touring schedule, and released a new EP, "The Electric Year."


Caroline Reese is an alt-folk/country singer-songwriter from Reading, PA. She wrote her first album of material during a year spent working on a cattle ranch when she was 18, and self-released it when she returned home at the end of 2010. It became "Indian River." She kept writing and performing, and "Slow Code" followed in 2013 after being funded through the generosity of fans on Kickstarter, who raised over $9,000 in only a few days.

A group of musicians came together to support the release and promotion of "Slow Code," and this group became the Drifting Fifth: Mark Watter on electric guitar, Karl Germanovich on bass, and Tom Markham on percussion. 

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth's sound created buzz in the Philly area and the group ended 2013 with performances at venues like the North Star Bar, Melodies Cafe, and Gene Shay's famous Folk Show on WXPN. 

2014 has shown to be even better; they've opened for Ben Folds, Chris Stapleton (of the Grammy nominated SteelDrivers), released their first EP as a band, "The Electric Year," and maintained a busy touring schedule. WXPN's The Key wrote that "The Electric Year is a 7-track album full of country-infused folk, but this isn't your average, everyday folk music. Reese is a vocal powerhouse and infuses the songs with a distinctive style...Reese's voice gives you chills with the amount of raw emotion she puts into her lyrics and delivery." They head into 2015 with a busy touring schedule, new material, and plans to record another full length album.


Indian River (2010) --Self released, iTunes
Slow Code (2013) --Self releasediTunes, Spotify, Pandora
The Electric Year: LIve EP (2014) --Self released Bandcamp

Set List

Set lists contain all original music and can be as long as 3 hours.