by Caroline HerringCaroline Herring


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Simultaneously gruff and intimate, Caroline Herring's second album, Wellspring, offers 11 tracks of Southwestern acoustic folk-based country with appropriate focus on her obvious songwriting talent and her equally powerful voice. Like her soulful country contemporaries (Kim Richey, Shelby Lynne, Patty Griffin), Herring's breathy sensuality punctuates her themes of love, loss, and heartache, and her understated vocals, while never over-reaching, often swell and break under the strain of the song's own emotion. The leadoff track, "Trace," sets the pace for the entire record, and Kelly Willis unobtrusively lends her vocal talents to the album's highlight, "Jewels." The inclusion of the parlor blues number "Texas Two Step" is a little incongruous amid the rest of the straight-ahead folk songs, but ultimately proves the versatility that Herring is capable of.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2003
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0677967030229
catalogNumber: 5637322369
Rank: 94384

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Caroline Herring   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kelly Willis   Vocals
Rich Brotherton   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Glass Harmonica,Mandola
Mike Maddux   Accordion
Marty Muse   Pedal Steel Guitar
Riley Osbourne   Organ
Paul Pearcy   Percussion,Drums
Matt Shultz   Percussion
Billy Bright   Mandolin,Mandola
Bryn Bright   Electric Bass,Cello,Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Eamon McLoughlin   Fiddle,Viola

Technical Credits

Rich Brotherton   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Matt Shultz   Engineer
Caroline Herring   Arranger,Composer
Sarah Bork Hamilton   Cover Photo

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