"As I said, 11 songs that work seamlessly in tandem with one another, veering from barebones performances to downright powerhouse deliveries. Caroline Reese and The Drifting Fifth have done themselves proud with this release.
Tenderfoot is a top-flight piece of gold."
-Rob Ross, Popdose
"Reese is an expressive and versatile singer, and her material is compelling."
-Jeff Burger, No Depression
Rising alt-country artist Caroline Reese has announced that her new EP, 'Two Horses,' will be released on September 8th, 2017. She will celebrate the announcement on August 18th with a performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, headlined by Old Crow Medicine Show, Graham Nash, and Keb' Mo.'
'Two Horses' follows on the heels of Reese's 2017 album 'Tenderfoot,' which Popdose called a "top-flight piece of gold." 'Tenderfoot' was recorded at the Headroom Philadelphia (Hopalong) and mixed at Miner Street Recordings (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten), and made waves for its agile blending of "best elements of folk, country/alt-country and straightforward, no bullshit rock & roll" (Popdose).
'Two Horses,' mixed by Brandi Carlile's touring engineer Jerry Streeter, was inspired by Reese's move from Philadelphia to rural Montana. After the ramped-up the indie rock edge of 'Tenderfoot,' this four-song EP marks a return to Caroline's roots in country and folk. Reese deftly captures the ways in which desire plays out across a western landscape, and pain can cross generations like a coal fire sweeps across the land.
"Nicotine" is the keystone of the EP, a poignant vehicle for Reese's prodigious storytelling. The lyrics find Reese at a crossroads -- "I'm driving all night across Indiana / dragging my stuff and what could fit in a trailer," she reflects in the bridge. Rich cello, harmonies, pedal steel, and atmospheric percussion provide a velvety backdrop for the crisp longing in Reese's vocal delivery.
Caroline Reese and her band, the Drifting Fifth, have have toured nationally and opened for Grammy nominees and winners including Chris Stapleton and Brandi Carlile. Reese has also opened up for Americana stalwarts John Hiatt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Corb Lund, Chely Wright, Lindi Ortega, and the Secret Sisters.
Caroline grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, where the rust belt meets Amish country. She traces the old-soul tendencies in her songs to her upbringing; her mom ran a horse farm and her dad sold antiques. She currently lives in Montana.
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