Caroline Reese was born in Reading, PA, and still calls it home. She started writing her own folk-based songs at a young age, and, after saving enough money, recorded her debut album, "Indian River," in 2010.
In the fall of 2010, Reese started college. She continued to write and perform everywhere from bars and festivals to classrooms and cattle drives, and in 2013 self-released her second original album, "Slow Code." This album built upon the folk songwriting of "Indian River" to include with bluegrass, country, and alternative influences. "Slow Code" was fully funded through the generosity of friends and fans on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, raising over $9,000 in only a few days.
A group of college friends came together to support the release and promotion of "Slow Code," and this became the Drifting Fifth. Currently comprised of Reese, Mark Watter on electric guitar, Tom Markham on drums, and Karl Germanovich on bass, the D5 has created a buzz in the Philly area, ending 2013 with a performance on Gene Shay's Folk Show on WXPN.
2014 has gotten off to a strong start; CRD5 has already had their second tour, opened for Ben Folds and Chris Stapleton, and recorded their newest EP, "The Electric Year." Check tour dates to see them live this summer and fall.