“Since her arrival in Minneapolis during the fall of 2006 as an 18-year-old, singer/songwriter, Caroline Smith has become a celebrated part of the Midwest artist community. Her career began as a solo artist with a residency at Minneapolis’ 400 Bar, a once reputable venue pivotal in shaping the careers of Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, and local hero, Mason Jennings who less than a decade before began his own career with the same residency. Here she developed an independent sound which continues to be characterized by simple chord structures supporting sweet pop vocal melodies. Most recognizable in her music and the defining quality to her success is her alto singing voice quivering through vibrato, classic and controlled with the presence of Billie Holiday, Leslie Feist, and Joanna Newsom.”
Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, BandCamp and MySpace. They roll into Pittsburgh on their Spring tour at AVA tomorrow night with support from locals Coastal Remedy. I want to thank Caroline for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
Thanks, Caroline. An honorary Mt. Lebo girl! That’s what’s up.