Venue Address (Get Directions)World Cafe Live at the Queen
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00pm
It’s rare you find a married music duo that adheres to none of the married-duo-clichés. Carolina Story writes and performs songs, knowing that there are enough love songs on earth. They evoke the blue collar man and woman, because that’s exactly who they are. From their genesis, they have crafted their sound to be a perfect mix of the lyrical grit and wit of Hank Williams Sr. and the tender atmosphere of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams
Carolina Story (Ben and Emily Roberts) are from Arkansas and South Dakota respectively, meeting and falling in love in Memphis, Tennessee, setting up shop in Nashville and finally, making a name for themselves in every state in between.
Since 2009, Carolina Story has been hard at work writing, recording and releasing music every year; each release astonishingly better than the last. Starting as starry-eyed newly-weds ready for the road ahead with their self-titled debut evolving into wise road-worn troubadours on their latest album, Home, with the ability to turn an insightful phrase at a moment’s notice.
Carolina Story’s potential is in their numbers. They’ve played in excess of 400 shows in 32 states and debuting Home at #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. These feats planted the seed for success that is surely to follow with the vinyl re-release of Home.
Home was produced by songwriter and leader of fellow Nashville folk act, Humming House, who also served as backing band for the record. The vinyl release of Home, rounded out by two bonus tracks, has already been described as “a wrenchingly beautiful record as it is, vinyl only plays up the grassroots charm.”
The future for Carolina Story is limitless. They’re a small fish in a big sea of similar married Americana duos. The sincerity and humanity of their music makes them stand out among even the best. They’re touring with Humming House this August and the Paste-Magazine-rated best band in Tennessee, Star & Micey, this fall; which will bring them all through the Mid-West and East Coast.
Hailing from all corners of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys are giving a nod to American traditional music, while boldy taking their own songs in new directions. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko, which include true-life tales of bank-robbing aunties, moonshinin' grandpas, and celebrations of love, life, and nature. Don't be surprised to hear bluegrass standards, Beatles hits, and contemporary classics at a Flatbelly's show as well. It's an infectious vibe that could only have been born in the heart of America's Fresh Coast!