Following in the footsteps of singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling, Caroline Spence deftly straddles that line between country and folk. Spades & Roses, her second album, is 11 songs of gorgeous Americana, a poignant reminder of why we love the genre.
Listening to her both live and on record, one thing becomes abundantly clear: she achieves a rare but unmistakable authenticity and emotional resonance. These are frank, gorgeous songs about a broken heart. Her lilting, expressive voice imbues each song with a drama, beauty and feeling that not many artists possess.