2016 30A Songwriters Festival: Caroline Spence

Caroline Spence is enamored with words and songs. Though countless singer-songwriters boast the same simple claim, few have been lifted up by their passion the way Caroline has. Her passion led the Virginia native on a pilgrimage to Nashville, where the 26-year-old honed her writing and her coy, dusky soprano across folk, Americana and alt-country genres. Her songs live and breathe with Spence's guitar and vocals, masterfully navigating a breadth of genres with a perfect sense of intimacy and style, at times with the rock of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, the twang of Lower Broadway, or the sensitivity of swelling pedal steel and simple percussion.

Virginia native Spence began writing songs at an early age and was quickly successful with her music. After she won three songwriting contests " Kerrville Folk Fest, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and American Songwriter magazine's lyric contest " Caroline decided to dive into the deep end and focus on a career in music. Still in the early days of her journey and living and working in Nashville, her songs have been recorded by other up-and-coming artists, as well as benefiting from her own vocal interpretations. Folk Alley and BeeHive Productions captured Caroline in performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival where she performed songs from her 2015 album, 'Somehow.'

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