Saturday, May 30 at 7:30PM
Carolann Solebello is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style surely nod to rural folk traditions, yet her decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing bend those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes. She is a proud member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange and has won numerous songwriting awards. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018.
Shiver was produced by Joe Iadanza. Born of Italian immigrants and union activists, this Long Island, NY native understands the passionate struggle of the American dream. Recalling Stevens, Cohen, and Springsteen, Joe’s music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw. After coming on the scene in 2007, Joe released his debut CD, Traveling Salesman in 2008. Heralded by folk radio, it was picked by WFUV’s John Platt as an honorable mention for one of his favorite albums of the year. Quickly expanding his reach, Joe found his way overseas, touring throughout Europe in the summer of 2009, and then again in 2010 after the release of his sophomore LP, All In Good Time. The fan-funded All in Good Time featured songs that were stripped to their very essence. All In Good Time was well received, especially by the International Folk DJ’s. These 10 tracks, would be the last recordings Joe would release for the next eight years.
Carolann Solebello may be the best kept secret in the world of singer-songwriters… This recording [Shiver] vaults her into the upper echelon.
— Rich Warren, The Midnight Special, WFMT, Chicago
Here is a video of Carolann and Joe performing Carolann’s song Hiram.