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CAROLINE SPENCE

You Know The Feeling

2014-05-05

Caroline Spence is an Americana singer-songerwriter who was brought up in Charlottesville, VA, but now lives in Nashville, TN. As a child Spence was exposed to strong female musicians, such as Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emmylou Harris, who were regularly playing in the living room. When she moved to Nashville, her musical career developed as she received praise and encouragement from friends who wanted to play music with her. Her first album, When The Road Runs Out, was released in July 2011 and expanded her fan base as she toured with artists like Joshua James, Lucy Kaplanksy, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. The single "Mint Condition," which was not officially released until February 2014, won Spence "Best Overall" in the American Songwriter July/August 2013 lyric contest. When she released You Know The Feeling in June of 2013, Spence had a crazy year ahead of her. She won the 2013 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Contest, headlined her own tour, supported others, and continued to write. The album opens with "Everything I Need," a song about loves bittersweet regrets. While touring, crowds connected with the stories in "That Necklace" and "Shape In Your Bed." April 6 marked the end of her Indie Gogo Campaign for funds to record a new album, where fans showed their support by raising just over the $15,000 goal. Much more should be expect from this young musician.
- Richard Martin

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