Caroline Herring

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Eddie's Attic

515 B North Mcdonough Street

Decatur, GA 30030

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Caroline Herring

Caroline Herring is an American singer/songwriter who inspires audiences through her songs about injustice, hope and perseverance. Herring started her career in Austin TX when she won Best New Artist at the SXSW Austin Music Awards. Since that time, she has recorded eight albums and has toured throughout the United States and Europe for almost 20 years.

Herring has appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition, BBC 4’s Front Row and A Prairie Home Companion. Her albums have won numerous awards. Caroline’s song Mistress (Wellspring 2003) is on the Texas Music Magazine Best Texas Songs of All Time list (awarded 2012), as well as the Atlanta Journal Constitution 100 Best Songs about the South.

Mary Chapin Carpenter calls Herring “an artist who is fearless and uncompromising in her work. As a witness, a historian, a truth teller, a gypsy, a mother, a sister, and a lover, Herring takes the listener on a journey with her head and her heart ... and there is no more enlightening experience one could have."

Herring also co-founded Thacker Mountain Radio in 1997, a live-audience musical and literary broadcast which airs to this day each Saturday evening on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Alabama Public Radio.

As a writer, Herring is best known both for her songs based on literary works and for her historical story songs based on real-life persons. These include “Mistress,” based on a 19th-century slave named Rachel and her lover, Columbus Patton; “Paper Gown,” about child murderer Susan Smith; “Tales of the Islander,” based on American painter Walter Inglis Anderson; “White Dress,” about Mae Frances Moultrie, one of the 1961 Freedom Riders; “Black Mountain Lullaby,” about Jeremy Davidson, a child killed during an Appalachian mountaintop removal mining incident; and “Camilla,” about Marion King, who suffered a miscarriage after being severely beaten by deputy sheriff in Georgia during the Albany Movement in 1962.

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