HOT HOT HOT 

Hooray!  It's festival season!  That means it's HOT HOT HOT for me, and not just in the literal sense...

Festival-goers in the Northeast can find me at two festivals in July, one in August, and one in September:

July 13, I'll be playing the 9PM slot on the River Stage at Black Potatoe Music Festival in Clinton, NJ.  

July 29, I'll be swapping songs with my dear friends MILES & MAFALE to open for the great TOM RUSH at Huntington Folk Festival in Huntington, NY.

August 2-5, I'll be at my very favorite…

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summertime shivers 

only a handful of days 'til the close of the academic year for our middle-schooler and his fellow students here in NYC, and the sense of anticipatory joy the kids feel is contagious.  the attitude in brooklyn seems a bit lighter these days, even among usually stony-faced grownups.  the days are longer, the sun is stronger, and we go about with a spring in our step and sometimes even wish a pleasant "good morning" to our neighbors...

for me, summertime means festival time!  i've got a handful of dates on…

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mayflowering 

hello, friends!

it's a beautiful summer day here in brooklyn, and i mean that. as i type this, the temperature is 88 degrees fahrenheit, whereas just a few days ago, i was wearing a wool coat! you won't hear me complain, though. my heart and soul are dancing for joy in the light and warmth after the long, dark winter. i think spring may be arriving next week, but until then, happy summer, everyone!

in this merry month of may, i am delighted to report that SHIVER will begin hitting the airwaves! gigantic…

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spring! sort of... 

Hooray, it's Spring! Well, sort of... 

Be that as it may, no matter what the weatherfolk say, I'm calling it Spring because it's April and April means I'm back out on the road again in earnest, playing SEVEN shows in the Northeast this month -- two with NO FUSS AND FEATHERS and five solo -- and I am really, really excited about it! 

I'll be playing lots of songs from my brand-new record, SHIVER, and will surely have plenty of copies on hand at every single show. Click HERE to find details on where and…

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march news 

today is the first of march, and that means i am now the mother of a twelve-year-old.  which is absolutely blowing my mind.  the soulful-eyed little bundle who arrived on a frigid afternoon back in 2006 is now a dancing, singing, songwriting, video game-playing, book-loving sixth-grade math whiz who showers me with love and amazes me every single day.  all of you more experienced parents who told me -- back when he was a squiggling infant and i was a sleep-deprived, guitar-playing hot mess -- that time…

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shivering with antici... pation 

It's ready, friends!!!  

Just a quick mid-month note to let you know that today is RELEASE DAY, so the wait is over:  SHIVER is now available for purchase in both physical and digital formats in our very own online store!  Here's where you can preview tracks and buy:

https://carolannsolebello.com/store

In a few weeks, SHIVER will also be available at our favorite online retailer, CDBaby.com, plus at iTunes, Amazon, and other virtual purveyors of recorded music.  Thank you for your patience and your…

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happy happy joy joy joy 

friends, it gives me tremendous joy to tell you that the new record, SHIVER, is finished.  completed.  in the can and out the door.  waaaahoooo!!!

download codes have been sent to all the fabulous folks who pre-ordered, and physical CDs will to ship to those same people on or about february 12.  THANK YOU to all you beautiful souls.  your support means the world to me!

i am SO happy and SO relieved.  my chilly little bird is fledging, testing its wings among friends and supporters before venturing further…

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christmas presence 

ladies and gentlemen, the band -- CRAIG AKIN (upright bass), JAGODA (drums, percussion), ERIC LEE (mandolin, fiddle), PAUL SILVERMAN (accordion), JOE IADANZA (acoustic guitar), and CATHERINE MILES (harmony vocals) -- has left the building.  thankyouverymuch...

four tracking sessions and one edit session later, the new album is in the can.  well, actually the hard drive.  and the cloud.  but you know what i mean, right?

on the first of december, fearless producer JOE IADANZA, superhero recording engineer…

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november liftoff 

...in T minus four!  Days, that is...

On Monday, November 6, I will tune my guitar, put on my favorite studio headphones, and play my Martin-picking heart out when engineer Mark Dann hits the RECORD button and Jagoda, king of drummers, drops the downbeat and lays down the groove with Craig Akin, the bass fiddler every songwriter dreams of.  If all goes as planned, we'll cut live rhythm tracks for six tunes that day, then bring Paul Silverman and Eric Lee into the studio on Tuesday to add some sweet…

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'tis time! 'tis time! 

 'tis time... to FINALLY hit the studio!

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that Producer Joe and I have taken the next step toward making [ALBUM TITLE] a reality.  We have booked recording sessions for our dream team of players to put it all together in the studio!  In early November, we will don our headphones and hit the red button with none other than Craig Akin (upright bass), Jagoda (drums and percussion), Paul Silverman (accordion), Eric Lee (mandolin and fiddle), and Catherine Miles (harmony vocals)…

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Musings

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