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Rorey Carroll / Press

““Rorey Carroll is known for her soulful lyrics and unmistakable gentle voice, but also for an independent spirit that has taken her all over the country and back. At a relatively young age, Carroll has collected a mountain of stories to share, and strikes a luminous chord through her poetry and compilations on her first album. Carroll’s ability to wrap her arms around an audience as if they were friends around a campfire, offers a fantastical experience as she tells the tales of her life on the road, of love lost and found, and the characters she’s met along the way. Carroll has attracted the attention of the music industry by her onstage performances at numerous festivals and notable venues, singing songs like “Leaning on Lonely” and “Head Hung.” ”

-Kat Publicity- Press Release

““Rorey's easy melodies and great vocals make this album a wonderful listen. I really enjoy the tone and lyrical aspects of how she crafts songs.””

Caroline S.

““This is a great debut album. Rorey has created a soulful and easy listening collection of stories and musical tales that remind me of Lucinda Williams, Abigail Washburn and Gillian Welch in their early days. The only thing I wish there was more of is second album! You rock, Rorey!””

-The Seattle Rocker

““Rorey is as humble and straight forward as her music. I think it was mhicks that called her "authentic". That is exactly the word I would use as well. She was a delight to see and meet. She is, I think, a very talented singer-songwriter.””

Mike Bonds, Martin Forum

“I listened to Rorey and her band perform at Matilda's in Alpharetta, Georgia. She and her music are full of life and soulfulness. Her music is a very welcome addition to my library.”

–Chuck Allen

““From beginning to end, Rorey's music sweetly takes you on journeys with her heart and soul as guides. Rorey's guitar sings along with her and responds to her touch with the intimacy of one lover to another. The other musicians on the album are all established virtuosos on their instruments and carry Rorey's songs aloft as they generously flow into and through the listener. The songs are all original. That is proof that hers is an old soul that has come to share itself with us. Rorey is the real deal!””

Phil Collins

“Rorey's voice is honey-flavored purity. Gorgeous songs that are simple in their complexity and perfectly spiced by her unique picking style.”

Andrea Lee, Mountain Xpress

“Rorey Carroll Releases “Roadside Lullabies” at MoDaddy’s on Thurs, Sept 23rd Rorey Carroll is a singer songwriter sitting pretty between her Americana, folk and alternative country/bluegrass influences. “Roadside Lullabies”, her first album, was recorded by Eric Wilson and will be released at the end of September, 2010. The album was recorded Echo Mountain Studios and Omni Artists Productions; it was mastered at Crossroads Music, all in the Asheville, NC area. Rorey Carroll will be releasing “Roadside Lullabies” at MoDaddy’s bar in Asheville on Thursday, September 23rd. The show start at 9pm with the Honeycutters. Playing along with Carrol for the evening will be Rick Cooper- guitar, Aaron Ramsey- mandolin + banjo, Jess Smith- bass, and Zeb Bowles- fiddle. ”

“Rick McKinney is an acclaimed writer that features "Gordy" (aka Rorey Carroll) in one of his many intimate tales of his adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail. His book is titled "Dead Men Hike No Trails." Read here what he has to say about their fleeting encounter on the trail.”

“You've got one day to hitch a ride, call in sick or just show up ready to boogie in the kicking town of Asheville, NC, home of the infamous MoDaddy's Bar. Rorey Carroll will be releasing her highly anticipated CD, recorded by local heavyweight Eric Wilson and featuring some of the industry's most influential players (members of Ricky Skagg's Kentucky Thunder, Mountain Heart, famed fiddle icon, Stuart Duncan, and some of her favorite local Asheville musicians). Can it get any sweeter? Why, YES! The Honeycutters, known for their live performances and songs that stick, are opening for Rorey. Sweeter, you say? Why, YES! Make sure to meet the real Mama Maribeth from "Mama was Right," who will be dancing in the crowd, teary eyed, and elbowing everyone, "that's my daughter..."”