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Caroline Smith To Play "Backstage" Show At Stuart's

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Updated Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:30 am
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Caroline Smith

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome singer-songwriter Caroline Smith, along with Athens musician Adam Remnant, for a special "backstage" show on Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.

Known for merging ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith's music has taken a turn on her latest album, Half About Being a Woman, a record "about self-acceptance, growing into yourself and going back to the roots of 'feel-good' music," according to a press release.

"I wanted to find my way back to the reason why I started playing music in the first place," said Smith in the release. "Over the last year I began to embrace that being a strong, confident, opinionated woman is something to be proud of, not subdued. I have to embrace where my roots are and stay true to who I am: an unabashed fan of '90s R&B, pop and neo-soul."

From folky beginnings and an indie rock-flavored second album, Smith has consistently refined her style, eventually settling into a sound that feels more like home.

"I feel I’ve finally created something that is a nod to some of my favorite records while being able to use my own voice to illustrate my personal transition into woman hood; that time in a woman’s life when her 'fat butt' becomes her 'phat ass.' I wanted to make music to celebrate that and to encourage other women to do the same," she said.

Half About Being a Woman, released by United Interests, was produced by Jake Hanson (guitarist with Mason Jennings, Solid Gold), recorded at Near North Studios by Brett Bullion (Dark Dark Dark, Chris Walla) and mixed by Paul Marino (Mint Condition), with contributions from long-time bandmates Jesse Schuster and Arlen Peiffer (Cloud Cult) along with several guest musicians including Mike Lewis (Bon Iver, Andrew Bird).

Smith will be joined by her band for this special backstage show at Stuart’s Opera House, with audience sitting on stage with the performers. Athens' own Adam Remnant will open the show.

Tickets are on sale now at 740-753-1924 or at stuartsoperahouse.org.

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