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Press Release
Branch Records
Label Name: Branch Records
Artist Name: The Caro...
Label Name: Branch Records
Artist Name: The Carolinas
Release Name: Songbook 1: Moonlight or The Ghost
Format: CD/Digital Release
Contact Information: Branch Records
2001 N. East Avenue
Studio B
Panama City, FL 32405
877.674.ROOT (7668)

The Carolinas’ first release, Songbook 1: Moonlight or The Ghost, is filled with alternative country gems and indie rock n’ roll anthems. A labor of love that compiles a year worth of songwriting and rehearsing has resulted in an album that is pure, engaging, and poised for a grand reception with energized fans.

Songbook 1 features the talents of Lee Baker on the guitar and lead vocals, Casey Morgan playing bass and vocals, and Adam Carter on the drums and vocals. Ben May, a great friend, played guitar on the album and Weston Hine has stepped in to play guitar for the band live. The entire record was tracked live over a two-day span at Branch Studios in Panama City, Florida.

Often compared to famous musicians such as Ryan Adams, Wilco, Kings of Leon, Son Volt, and Tom Petty, the Carolinas are founded on blue-collar work ethic, friendship, and exceptional songwriting. “I can honestly say I’ve never been more proud of any record I’ve ever been a part of,” Lee explains. “Songbook 1 is just four guys in a room playing songs and having a great time, and I think that translates when you listen to the record. You hear the stories, the imperfections, and the beauty of these songs and what they’re about. I hope people really connect with the reality, warmth, and energy of this record.”

The band members have been studio and session musicians for years. Lee has produced dozens of records for independent artists and is a recording and mastering engineer. Weston is the chief songwriter and leader of Lilywhite (Branch Records), Casey and Adam are seasoned studio vets who have played with a host of indie artists as backing musicians, and Ben was a member of Architect and twothirtyeight.

Songbook 1: Moonlight or The Ghost releases June 1st, 2009 by Branch Records' independent subscription service quickly followed by various digital campaigns and CD Release Parties during the month. Creating a grass roots promotional campaign, Branch Records and The Carolinas will be hosting street team parties where fans can participate with online promotion. The band will also be hosting a series of online concert experiences this summer as well as playing various dates before taking a short fall tour.

- Branch Records

Rock N Roll is supposed to move you. It’s supposed to make you stand up and pump your fist or move your hips or bang your head. It isn’t ballet & it’s not supposed to soothe you. If you are at a rock show and your able to stand perfectly still and stare at the stage, please leave immediately because you are wasting your time, perhaps you should take up crocheting.

Last week we shot The Carolinas who were playing a free show in front of Blender at Pier Park for our sister company e5 Magazine. I knew this was going to be a good show because security was already telling the band, the shop owners and anyone who would listen to “turn it down” when I walked up.

Sometimes you just know a band is going to make it and that is exactly how I feel about The Carolina’s. These guys are just awesome, so spend some time on their MySpace and Injoy!

- Injoy Magazine


Songbook 1: Moonlight or The Ghost (LP)



The Carolinas were born of a very inspirational night of music and friendship that began this alt-country/rock n’ roll roller coaster. The fusion of Lee Baker, Adam Carter, and Casey Morgan began a great combination of songwriting and musical skills that erupted into an explosion of rock n’ roll with an alt-country flair. The Carolinas are inspired by a number of song writers including Bob Dylan, Thad Cockrell, Ryan Adams, and Willie Nelson. The Carolinas are simply a band that’s about making music and making that music translate seamlessly between stage and studio. It’s simply music that’s founded on good songs, blue collar work ethic, friendship, and something a little magical.