(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Caroline Rose, named by NPR’s Bob Boilen as his favorite discovery at 2014’s Americana Music Festival, brings her unique style of postmodern blues to the Tavern at the Williams Inn on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm), as part of the Barntone Sessions series. Described by Boilen as “punky and witty, with a style teetering on rockabilly in its stripped-down, bluesy way,” with lyrics that “tell some serious stories,” Boilen noted, if you “find [Caroline Rose] on tour, [it’s] a show definitely worth seeing.”
Raised in the Northeast, Caroline Rose is a rare mix of Northern grit and Southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family’s Southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi. “You can hear my history in the music,” Rose says. “It’s a bit rough around the edges, a bit wild, but American music through and through.”
Rose released a full length album, “I Will Not Be Afraid,” in August 2014. She constantly tours, travels and writes, “I just want to put out a million records,” Caroline said in a Burlington Free Press interview. Some of her influences include Townes Van Zandt, Patti Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Lykke Li, Bonnie Raitt, Nick Cave and Grimes. She has made her way around numerous venues and festivals including South by Southwest, Americana Music Festival, Grand Point North Festival and Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Admission is $12, with all proceeds going to the artist, and reservations are essential at Barntone Presents. Dinner and drinks are available. Reservations are a must as space is limited. To contact The Williams Inn please call 413.458.9371.
Barntone Sessions are intimate concerts by established and emerging musicians from around the globe, curated by Williamstown-based artist and musician Karl Mullen who spent 30 years in the music industry, most recently as the founding talent booker for World Café Live in Philadelphia.
Previous Barntone Sessions at the Tavern at the Williams Inn featured performances by Sean Rowe, Mark Dignam and a series entitled “Brooklyn to the Berkshires” which showcased Cariad Harmon, Jon Paul, and Karlie Bruce.
The Tavern at The Williams Inn is open for dinner daily from 5pm-9pm and weekends from 11:30am-4pm for brunch.
Located in the Berkshires Hills, The Williams Inn is set on the Williams College campus and offers 124 guest rooms, four function spaces, complimentary WiFi, an indoor pool and two on-site dining spaces. The culinary team is committed to using local, seasonal ingredients and offers New American cuisine featuring New England classics and updated favorites. The inn is a quick walk to The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown Theatre Festival and many natural attractions including the Appalachian Trail. The Williams Inn is located at 1090 Main Street, Williamstown, Mass. 01267. For more information, call 413-458-9371.