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Lewiston, Maine, USA

Lewiston, Maine, USA

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Desde los primeros rasguidos de la guitarra en "America Religious", que empiezan suavemente hasta convirtirse en un torbellino, uno siente que está frente a algo diferente. Luego la voz Caroline Rose que nos dibuja un paisaje al que haremos nuestro a medida que la canción avanza.

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El estilo musical se acerca a lo que conocemos como folk, aunque cuando escuchamos otros temas del CD de Rose, que estará disponible a la venta el próximo 11 de junio, notamos que hay distintas influencias que no busca disimular.

Pero lo que me llamó la atención de esta cantautora es su frescura, la poesía de las letras y la ausencia de trucos tecnológicos.

Es que con tanta música prefabricada, con letras superficiales y ritmos predecibles --tanto en inglés como en español--, la irrupción de Caroline Rose en el escenario musical es motivo de celebración.

Nacida en Long Island hace 23 años, Caroline hace su debut musical con "America Religious", producto de la curiosidad que la llevó a emprender un viaje por el sur de Estados Unidos. De las vivencias de esa experiencia surge un album personal, enérgico y profundo.

"Fue un largo viaje... Me subí al carro y empecé a viajar", dice Caroline en una conversación telefónica. "Conocí mucha gente. Al regresar, contacté a Jer y empezamos a trabajar en el álbum".
Caroline se refiere a Jer Coons, músico y productor, con quien trabajó durante cuatro meses para completar los 12 temas incluidos en "America Religious" en su estudio de Vermont.

La joven escribió todos los temas, revelando un alma poética y reflexiva:

Los destellos del sol, como relámpagos en mi visión, tropezando como un temblor en las profundidades de las trincheras
Me encuentro con una yegua manchada, una parda solitaria, sin montura pastaba pasto amarillo, un campo de prolijos cabellos sedosos.
Sobre el porqué del título 'América Religious' de la canción principal y del CD, Caroline explica: "Es una forma poética, a mi estilo... Es un poco una desilución sobre el país. Tenemos muchos problemas en esta sociedad".

En el mismo tema, la artista hace referencia a 'privilegios blancos'. "Yo sé que he tenido privilegios viniendo de una familia blanca de clase media", dice sin dudar. "Mucha gente sabe esto pero no lo quiere decir".

Además del sonido acústico producido por la guitarra, se incorporaron otros instrumentos --casi todos interpretados por Caroline y Jer-- que le dan a este álbum un acento particular.

Los temas van desde un tono íntimo o reflexivo ("Notes from a bedroom upstairs"), hasta épico ("America Religious"), pero manteniendo una voz única, apasionada e intensa.

"Hay también un poco de sarcasmo en mis letras", aclara Caroline. "Que si es un CD pesimista?", repite Caroline la pregunta, con voz más alta, dándole un tono irónico al asunto. "Lo que pasa es que hay demasiada música super-optimista hoy día.... No creo que mi CD llegue a los primeros puestos de popularidad comercial".
Finalmente, Caroline reconoce distintas influencias en su música --se puede detectar un soplo del primer Bob Dylan en el tema "Notes walking home from work".

"La música no desaparece, diferentes estilos conviven y uno es parte de este proceso". Hace una pausa y agrega: "Este es mi debut musical y estoy satisfecha con los resultados... ¡Queda mucho por delante!".
- Huffington Post Voces


Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose penned her debut album America Religious after a road trip across the country. The themes in the album reflect that journey, as each track seems to tackle a new topic and make even the most familiar themes feel fresh.

America Religious was co-produced with Rose’s longtime friend Jer Coons and recorded in Burlington, Vt. at Coons’ studio.

“I wrote and arranged all the songs, while Jer did all the engineering and nearly all the mixing. He’s great at everything I’m not and vice-versa, so it works out really well,” said Rose in a recent press release.
Much like the album itself, the video for the title track was controlled creatively by Rose and Coons. Watch the video for “America Religious” below. - Paste Magazine


Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose penned her debut album America Religious after a road trip across the country. The themes in the album reflect that journey, as each track seems to tackle a new topic and make even the most familiar themes feel fresh.

America Religious was co-produced with Rose’s longtime friend Jer Coons and recorded in Burlington, Vt. at Coons’ studio.

“I wrote and arranged all the songs, while Jer did all the engineering and nearly all the mixing. He’s great at everything I’m not and vice-versa, so it works out really well,” said Rose in a recent press release.
Much like the album itself, the video for the title track was controlled creatively by Rose and Coons. Watch the video for “America Religious” below. - Paste Magazine


"Roses’s debut album “America Religious” is a slice of Americana that cuts deep into the roots of American folk music. The album has some beautifully composed acoustic moments that come to life in the title track, with lyrics that draw the listener in from the very beginning by painting a vivid picture of how she’s sees America in this modern world. While songs like “Here Come The Rain” have undertones of Blues and Jazz, there are also some upbeat, crunchy rock moments that appear in “This is What Livin Feels Like”, which takes the listener on a journey of life on the road with an up and coming band. The duo is comprised of Caroline and band mate Jer Coons, which together, play virtually every instrument on the album as well as handling a vast majority of the recording process as well. Caroline and Jer combine influences ranging from Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel, Blues, and Rock music into a melting pot, thus creating a style (of American Folk music) that is all their own!" - Jeremy Burson // Mississippi Public Broadcasting
- Mississippi Public Broadcasting


Discography

America Religious (single release: April 23, 2013)
America Relgious (release: June 11, 2013)

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Written after Rose accidentally purchased a 1975 MGB convertible on eBay, fixed it up along with a friend, named it Tom Collins, and set out alone to explore the country, America Religious delves neck-deep in topics most people wouldn’t dare to discuss at the dinner table. From politics to religion, heartbreaking sadness to seemingly endless joy, Caroline Rose traverses a path paved by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, John Lee Hooker, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few.

As an artist whose music is as multifaceted as her personality, Rose has a hard time describing herself in a handful of words. "Well, part of me is a kind of wandering loner," she relays half jokingly. "I like living that way, I can be real awkward at times and enjoy being alone, but there's another side of me that has got a lot of say and wants to say it bold and loud." But if there’s one thing that best describes her, it’s that she doesn’t like staying in one place too long. Call it an adventurous spirit or endless curiosity, whatever it is that drives Caroline Rose, it is a force to be reckoned with and certainly does not go unnoticed on America Religious, set for release June of this year.

The long-awaited official debut album America Religious, co-produced with her partner of four years Jer Coons, is a gospel-meets-country-meets-blues-meets-alternative collection of toe-tapping, roadworthy stories and poetry set to music. Created at Coons’ Parkhill Studio in Burlington, Vermont, the duo are quite proud to say they’ve had complete control over the entire creative process. "I wrote and arranged all the songs, while Jer did all the engineering and nearly all the mixing. He's great at everything I'm not and vice-versa, so it works out incredibly well," says Rose. On top of producing, recording, and engineering the record themselves, the duo played nearly every instrument, including lap steel, cello, organ, mandolin, drums, and more. Undeniably, America Religious is a unique combination of elements that stands on its own within an increasingly generic industry.