"I’m not sure what draws me to telling people’s stories, but I really do love it. And it’s my biggest joy as a songwriter when I can tell somebody’s story well." Caroline is grateful to Oxford Sounds for all of the wonderful videos which they produced from her concert and interview this summer. We can't wait to see their PBS show on air later this fall!
Please read Caroline's fantastic interview with CMT's Jewly Hight as she talks about Camilla, writing, motherhood, and story-songs. Here's a teaser: "More often than not, it isn’t the Mississippi native’s own stories that she’s telling. Instead, it’s the stories of Southern women who’ve suffered greatly, often at the hands of racial and economic injustice....By this point in her life and career, she’s realized she thrives on doing many things at once: simultaneously challenging and entertaining her audience, or conducting an interview while shopping for groceries. And wait until you hear everything else Herring had on her plate when she first got into songwriting."
Thanks to everyone who voted in the Maiden Voyage Video Election. Strangely enough, the vote came to a TIE. We're not sure what that means, except that lots of you watched and voted. So we will post both to YouTube! Here is Night Two of Caroline's CD Release Weekend in September. To see Night One, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOBtyUYz0Go. Band mates include Bryn Davies on bass, Bryan Owings on drums and Steven Sheehan on guitar. Sound by Shalom Aberle and Erick Jaskowiak. To learn more about the story behind Maiden Voyage, go to Caroline's Blog section. Thanks, everyone!
Caroline knew it would be a special night, even when she had her afternoon sound check at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, where she later opened for the famed songwriter Jimmy Webb. The booking agent and the sound engineers couldn't have been nicer. But we had no idea they would post almost the entire show to YouTube. Please check out some of these wonderful videos, in front of a warm and encouraging (and happy!) audience. Linked here is Caroline playingCamilla, the title-track song about Marion King from her new album, as well as a song about her grandmother, Eleanor Gehrels, entitledAbuelita (from the album Golden Apples of the Sun). Many thank-yous to the staff at the Kessler Theater. Caroline is extremely grateful to you!
Caroline is proud to be part of The University of Mississippi commemoration of James Meredith's integration at Ole Miss 50 years ago. She will play at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Arts on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6pm. This concert is also in conjunction with the Music of the South concert series, held by The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at UM. Caroline attended UM as an undergraduate from 1987-1992 and as a graduate student in Southern Studies from 1996-1999.
For more information about "50 Years of Integration" events, go to