On a clear, crisp evening in Midtown Atlanta, the famed venue Center Stage was abuzz with fans lining the sidewalks. On the bill that evening were Theory of a Deadman at Center Stage, and at The Vinyl, singer-songwriter and guitarist Caroline Glaser was opening for Carbon Leaf.
The show started a little late, but once Caroline and her band took the stage, all eyes were on the trio. Caroline was accompanied by Hunter Duncan on guitar and Mel Washington on percussion. Caroline, dressed in a simple, cute black cotton dress with her brown tresses in a long braid with a wispy bang adorning her forehead, got the crowd in the groove for the evening with her easy listening indie-folk music. She was confident, perky, and while a bright, young star and at the front of her career, she sounded like a seasoned professional on stage.
Caroline Glaser was a contestant on Season Four of the NBC hit series “The Voice,” and since that time has been busy writing and touring. She released her self-titled debut EP last year and has followed up with the recent release of her new six-song EP titled Better Days – Vol. 2, which by the way, fans were able to hear some of the songs that evening at The Vinyl.
She opened with accompaniment and then picked up her Martin acoustic and gave tribute to her co-writer, Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies, on their collaboration for their song “Rosalee.” She also played several tunes off of her new EP including “By the Bay,” “I Tried,” and a song she co-wrote with singer-songwriter Liz Longley titled “Morning Light.”
Caroline then finished the evening with a cool, acoustic cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” getting the fans ready for the headliner. I overheard several enthusiastic fans in the crowd that were heading directly to the merch table saying “She is crazy talented.”
To learn more about Caroline Glaser and hear her music, click HERE.