New Caroline Spence album due in May, in the UK this week

It’s been two years now since from the release of Caroline Spence’s well received last album ‘Spades & Roses’, and she is now prepping the release of her third album ‘Mint Condition’, which will feature guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Ashley Ray.

The Nashville singer-songwriter has received comparisons to Americana A-List artists such as like Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris, and this time around the latter makes an appearance on the title track of album closer ‘Mint Condition’, which you can hear below. The album was produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive) and mixed by Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Sarah Jarosz, Gillian Welch), features Ashley Ray on “Song About a City.” The 11-song album also marks Spence’s first release with the lovely Rounder Records who we don’t hear enough about these days.

She lands in the UK later this week for dates, and here, dear reader, they are:

Jan 24: Celtic Connections, St Andrews in the Square (with Steve Forbert)
Jan 25: Celtic Connections, Oran Mor (with Gavin James)
Jan 26: Durham, Old Cinema Laundrette
Jan 27: Edinburgh, The Voodoo Rooms
Jan 28: Birmingham, The Kitchen Garden Café
Jan 29: London, AMA UK showcase, Night Tales
Jan 30: Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre

 

Mint Condition is set for release on May 3rd. Spence plays the 30A Songwriter’s Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, on January 18th and 19th, before embarking on a short tour of the United Kingdom.

Caroline Spence – Mint Condition track listing:

“What You Don’t Know”
“Angels or Los Angeles”
“Song About a City”
“Sometimes a Woman Is an Island”
“Who’s Gonna Make My Mistakes”
“Sit Here and Love Me”
“Long Haul”
“Wait on the Wine”
“Who Are You”
“Til You Find One”
“Mint Condition”

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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