Caroline Rose

"…Each track seems to tackle a new topic and make even the most familiar themes feel fresh."

-Paste Magazine on "America Religious"

Written after Rose accidentally purchased a 1975 MGB convertible on eBay, fixed it up 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.

"I just want to write honest music," says the songwriter, whose debut album is set for release June of this year. "I don't feel, nor have I ever felt, any desire to write something that I don't need to say. I started out writing just for myself, as some sort of outlet, and most of the things that would flow out of my mind were things that were much bigger than me, things that people might want to hear." From current political issues to vignettes of personal struggles, America Religious depicts stories of a contemporary American society that is far from perfect, yet full of life. "If I can use music to bring to light real things, the hypocrisies and problems in society, as well as the beauty in things people take for granted, then I think that would make me feel pretty good."

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 real 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.

Suzie Cue

Tiny lady; big ol' voice. Folk music, but bitchier. Mean girl blues. Equal parts sweet and sassy.
Debut album "11 Years of Lo-Fi" available now on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Bandcamp, Spotify and more!
Biography
Suzie Cue is a tiny lady, but don’t let appearances fool you. It would be easy to expect some softly strummed major chords and a mere whisper of a voice, politely asking you to love her. You’d be disappointed. Sure, she seems to practically disappear behind her acoustic guitar before she gets going—just skinny arms and a bubbly yet sarcastic demeanor--but then she begins to play, and it becomes ve...See More
Description
Ani DiFranco-influenced guitar--crunchy, treble-heavy, odd tunings, large dynamic range & sound.
The voice? Well, here's a quote for ya: "Where the fuck did that voice come from, little girl? It's huge!" Suzie once claimed a tiny clone of Aretha Franklin lives deep inside of her somewhere. 'Nough said, really.
Band Interests
Playing live shows. Relating to people & having fun through music. Heckling each other. Dr. Pepper & menthols. Meetin' other folks who like music as much as we do.
Artists We Also Like
Ellen the Felon, Sheila Shahpari, Leslie Sanazaro Santi, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Monads, Maid*Rite, Rum Drum Ramblers, Rachel Brandt, Emily Stratton, Erin Miley, Fattback, Teddy Presburg, Team Relevance, Bootigrabber's Delight, Hooten Hallers,Pokey Lafarge

Lizzie Weber

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Lizzie has been playing piano since age 11, and began composing at the age of 14. Not until she started playing guitar at 18 did she begin incorporating lyrics into her songwriting. After nearly four years of composing on the piano and guitar, she began recording her first full-length album at Sherpa Studios in her hometown in 2012, which will be released in October 2013.

$5.00

Tickets

add to your calendar

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
The Gramophone

Ticketfly

Caroline Rose with Suzie Cue, Jordyn Crawford, Lizzie Weber

Wednesday, July 31 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Gramophone