MI 30. November 2016
Live: Caroline Cotter (USA)
You hear it over and over, “Don’t quit your day job!” but that’s just what Caroline Cotter did at the start of 2015 when she released her national debut album, Dreaming as I Do. Already receiving national recognition, the album reached #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February, with the second most played song of the month, Bella Blue.
Music has always been at the heart of Caroline’s life, alongside an insatiable passion for travel and global exploration. In the past ten years, Caroline has lived in and traveled to 28 countries on five continents. While writing and recording Dreaming as I Do, she spent the last few years working for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Portland, Maine. CIEE provided amazing opportunities for international community and travel, and further inspired Caroline’s songwriting.
Prior to working at CIEE, Caroline spent time working in France, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, studying yoga in India, and traveling in South America. In addition to writing songs in English, she sings in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Sanskrit, and is always looking for beautiful ways to bring the world to her audience and to connect interculturally through her music. With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline’s music takes you all over the world: from a Parisian salon, to an Indian ashram, to a bluegrass festival campfire, to the depths of the human heart.
Dreaming as I Do, Caroline’s first national release, showcases original compositions from her time exploring the globe; leaving home, coming back, leaving love, coming back, and the questions and observations that arise throughout the ongoing Journey.
Caroline is also a yoga teacher in Portland, Maine as well as at camps, conferences, and retreats internationally. Each of her yoga classes ends with the sound of guitar and voice filling the silence, so that you might actually quiet your mind during savasana.
Caroline’s performances have taken her from venues such as Rockwood Music Hall (NY, NY) to Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), and GAP Gallery (Barcelona, Spain) to Bar Bobo (Berlin, Germany). Caroline is currently booking tour dates in support of her 2015 release.