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Caroline Jones is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer & radio show host. She co-produced her forthcoming country album with Grammy and Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake (Trisha Yearwood,Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston ). The lead single, “Tough Guys” is a tongue-in-cheek countrystomper that speaks to personal empowerment. The single is off to a fast start – SiriusXM radio’s “The Highway” channel is already playing the song and it’s in their Top 20. Caroline has been picked as one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 Artists To Watch” for 2017”. “Tough Guys” is a featured track @ iHeartradio Country station websites for the month of January, and Caroline has been tapped for CMT’s “Artist Discoveryprogram in January as well.
Ms. Jones, raised in Connecticut and currently living in Florida, fell in love with country music at 16, when she first visited Nashville & attended a writer’s round at the Bluebird Cafe. Enthralled with Music City’s community of singers, songwriters and musicians, Caroline researched the rich history of country music, modeling her songwriting after Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Vince Gill. Caroline states “I most admire these artists because they are great songwriters and musicians as well as vocalists”. Of late she has been inspired by contemporary artists Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban & the Zac Brown Band.
Listening to those artists motivated Caroline to follow their lead and become a first class musician in her own right: she wrote all the songs and played all of the instruments (guitar, banjo, harmonica, keyboards, and lap steel) on the record with the exception of bass and drums, played by Nashville studio veterans Glenn Worf and Nir Zidkyahu.
Caroline’s Sirius XM radio show “Art & Soul” airs bi-monthly on The Coffee House channel and delves inside the art of songwriting to the “soul of the song” with guest singer/songwriters including Butch Walker, Regina Spektor, James Bay & Steve Cropper.
Ms. Jones has toured hundreds of schools & universities nationwide in the past 5 years, including Andover, Exeter, Choate, Hotchkiss, Taft & the University of Virginia. She founded “The Heart is Smart” Initiative & School Tour, inspiring and providing a medium of expression through music with her performances and workshops that have touched over 150,000 students to date. She also partnered with motivational speaker Stedman Graham and The Sonima Foundation to bring “The Heart is Smart” program to over 100 public schools and underserved communities on the Live Sonima Tour.
Caroline has performed at Julliard, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, with residencies at Café Carlyle & Feinstein’s. She has shared bills with a wide range of artists including James Taylor, The Beach Boys, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, O.A.R, Ani DiFranco, Ziggy Marley & The Wailers, Grace Potter & Patti Smith. Plans are now in the works to release a full-length album in the 2nd quarter of 2017, with a nationwide tour to follow.