CAROLINE HERRING’s music has been hailed for combining traditional sounds with striking, original observations into modern life and love. The Austin Chronicle proclaimed, her album, Lantana, as “the best modern Southern gothic album since Lucinda Williams’ Sweet Old World.” On Golden Apples of the Sun, her latest release on Signature Sounds and produced by David Goodrich, Herring stakes out new terrain, exchanging the country-influenced sound of her previous albums for a darker, hauntingly personal sound inspired by the iconic female folk singers and songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s. The album is quite different then her previous albums (2001′s Twilight, 2003′s Wellspring, and 2008′s Lantana) in that half of the songs are written by other artists like “Song of the Wandering Aengus” by W.B. Yeats, “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Cactus Tree” by Joni Mitchell. However, she still takes pride in carving a great song no matter how long it takes. She admits that the song, “Tales of the Islander,” took “several years. The melody has changed a lot, the structure has evolved.” The hard work has certainly paid off. Golden Apples of the Sun was chosen as a “Top Ten Best Folk Album” by the Boston Globe and won the “Composition Award” from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. In May of 2010, Herring performed at the fabulous Fox Theater, as one of the main acts, on Garrison Keillor’s infamous, Prairie Home Companion. She is currently touring in support of her latest release, The Little House Songs, based on Virginia Lee Burton’s book, The Little House.
Nashville’s, DUSTIN OVERBEEK (opens tonight’s show), has been hard at work since releasing his first full-length project, Notions, ten years ago with John Kelly. Since then, Overbeek has produced successful albums like Grounded and 2005′s One Step Closer, and 2007′s I Can’t Fly, featuring Rob Hajacos, John Kelly, Tim O’Brien, Pat McLaughlin, Al Perkins, Eric Fritsch, Steve Bowman, Robert Reynolds, Charlie Chadwick, Jen Gunderman and Jim Reilley. Whether he’s working with a full band with some of Nashville’s finest musicians behind him, or solo work featuring his folk roots, Dustin’s songs are always strong and his message clear. His fifth and latest studio release, As Is, is the culmination of three years of hard work writing songs. Dustin produced the entire album himself for the first time, and the 18 song collection features some of the most prominent studio musicians in the world including Dave Jacques, on upright bass; Paul Griffith, on drums; Casey Driessen, on fiddle; David Henry, on cello and Eric Fritsch, engineering and playing any other instrumentation the album needed. Fans of David Gray, Ellis Paul, Martin Sexton, Jeff Black, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Jeffrey Foucault and Richard Shindell will enjoy Overbeek’s music.
Caroline Herring Live Performance
Dustin Overbeek Live Performance
When: Friday, October 28, 2011 – 8:00PM
Where: Eddies Attic
515-B North McDonough Street
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Entry Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011