"A decade after she released her astonishing debut, Twilight, while serving as outreach director at Texas Folklife in Austin, Caroline Herring returned in 2012 with her most profound album to date, Camilla..." Thanks to Tom Buckley and Texas Music Magazine for recognizing Caroline as one of the top artists for 2012. An honor and a privilege! We're also thrilled that CAMILLA has made it on to Texas Music Magazine's Top 10 Albums for 2012 list. Caroline looks forward to returning to the Lone Star State in April!
Thanks to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans for a wonderful night! Thanks as well to all of those who came out to Caroline's show, including Dorothy Williams, who took this photograph. Happy New Year!
Here's what Kim Ruehl at about.com writes about Caroline'sCamilla: "Caroline Herring's sixth full-length album made incredible tribute to the small town south - a place where magic and wonder are just as rampant as fear and uncertainty, and where women are inclined to take a casserole with them when they march off to appeal to power. It's an intensely topical album, cloaked in the clothing of introspection, and the songs carry melodies which are as accessible and lovely as they are intellectually haunting. It's a beautiful album all around, and easily one of the finest of the year." http://folkmusic.about.com/od/awardsetc1/tp/Best-Folk-Albums-Of-2012.htm
Sojourners Magazine, a greatly respected publication and organization for social justice and the Christian Left, has a wonderful article in its December 2012 issue about Caroline entitled "Singing the Stories Untold." Written by Silas House, the article tells about Caroline as a truth-teller in her songs. "Each of Herring’s songs is an intricate portrait of the human experience, often illuminating folks whose stories have been lost due to race, class, or gender. Although this theme is woven throughout all of her work, it comes to the most perfect fruition on Camilla." Read the article athttp://sojo.net/magazine/2012/12/singing-stories-untold#node-44888. Or buy your copy of Sojourners today!
Caroline's love affair with the UK continues: We are so proud to announce that Songlines Magazine (UK) has chosen CAMILLA as one of the Best Albums of 2012. Enormous thanks to Jo Frost and all of the staff at Songlines Magazine for recognizing Caroline and her album in this way. The winners are:
- Duncan Chisholm Affric Copperfish Records Reviewed #89
- Caroline Herring Camilla Signature Sounds Reviewed #87
- Lo’Jo Cinéma el Mundo World Village Reviewed #87
- Mokoomba Rising Tide IglooMondo Reviewed #86
- Narasirato Warato’o Smash Reviewed #84
- Malick Pathé Sow & Bao Sissoko Aduna Muziekpublique Reviewed #89
- Punch Brothers Who’s Feeling Young Now? Nonesuch Reviewed #83
- The Other Europeans Splendor Ethnomusic Reviewed #82
- Staff Benda Bilili Bouger le Monde! Crammed Reviewed #87
- Various Artists Songs for Desert Refugees Glitterhouse/Glitterbeat Reviewed #87
Go to http://www.songlines.co.uk/ and check out the magazine that looks at the world through music.