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“I am here to use my voice as a gateway from my soul to yours-- to make you cry, and then laugh, all in one song.” proclaims Caroline Hecht, a modern day siren of the soul.
On guitar or banjo, the allure of this Dark Folk/Americana songstress creeps up on audiences like a strong drink, effortlessly enchanting and pulling them gladly into the current with her. As witnessed on her latest release, “Swallowed by Swells” Caroline Hecht’s voice convinces you she’s an angel, and even though you can’t decipher if this angel is good or evil, you still go wild with wanting. Nominated for “Best Vocalist”, “Best Songwriter”, and “Best Bluegrass Band” by Motif Magazine in 2013, one critic described Hecht as “recognized within the ranks of the music scene as a force not to be underestimated–(with) alluring, haunting and ethereal vocals, she possesses an intensity that can almost be described as hypnotic as it slowly draws you in. Caroline captures the hearts of her peers and fans.” The California native’s unique originals are vastly dynamic, seamlessly bridging a low growly whisper to a big, beautiful, belting cry within a single song, drawing frequent comparisons to PJ Harvey, Cat Power, and Mazzy Star.
For the better part of the last decade Hecht developed an enthusiastic fan-base and filled up concert halls and clubs throughout New England, playing and sharing the stage with such greats as Sean Hayes, Deer Tick, The Low Anthem, and Vanessa Carlton. Hecht’s latest West Coast tour was such a success that she relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she now works on new upbeat material with percussionist Rebekah Zdunich. The first half of 2014 finds her heading up a digital songwriting collaboration with 20 renowned musicians from around the USA, and planning an east coast tour for the late summer/early fall.