The Ballroom Thieves with Caroline Rose
October 4, 2013
The New Ballroom Thieves EP Release Show with Caroline Rose
The Ballroom Thieves are gettting prepared for this show by doing a charity week where $1 from every ticket sold between 9/15 and 9/21 goes to Best Buddies MA (www.bestbuddiesmassachusetts.org). They are also going to get some local businesses to match their donations. More details to come...
THE BALLROOM THIEVES:
Rock disguised as folk. In January 2012 The Ballroom Thieves broke into the Boston music scene with a five-song, foot-stomping EP entitled The Devil & The Deep. Since their debut release the trio has captivated audiences with their unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. In the span of just one year they have performed at over 40 colleges nationwide, shared the stage with established acts such as Dispatch (as the direct opener at Summerfest 2013), The Lone Bellow, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Frontier Ruckus, The Apache Relay, and Houndmouth, and played to sold-out crowds at The Sinclair, Lizard Lounge, Great Scott, and the historic Club Passim in Boston, MA.
"It was hard to believe it was just three of them." - Allston Pudding
"You may not think The Ballroom Thieves to be a rock band, but with the energy that they bring to the stage they can unquestionably be classified as just that. - Maimed & Tamed Music Blog
"After setting out on a drive that turned into a near-endless journey criss-crossing the back roads of Middle America, Caroline Rose returned back east with books full of stories and poems that would become the songs of America Religious, a record that delves neck-deep in topics most people wouldn’t dare to discuss at the dinner table. From politics to religion, heartbreaking sadness to seemingly endless joy, Caroline Rose traverses a path paved by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, John Lee Hooker, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few.
Rose says of the album: “I don’t feel, nor have I ever felt, any desire to write something that I don’t need to say. I started out writing just for myself, as some sort of outlet, and most of the things that would flow out of my mind were things that were much bigger than me, things that people might want to hear.” From current political issues to vignettes of personal struggles, America Religious depicts stories of a contemporary American society that is far from perfect, yet full of life. "If I can use music to bring to light real things, the hypocrisies and problems in society, as well as the beauty in things people take for granted, then I think that would make me feel pretty good."
"…Each track seems to tackle a new topic and make even the most familiar themes feel fresh." -Paste Magazine
"...she sings like she's battle-tested, proudly showing you her scars, confident around every corner of life. She sounds wise beyond her years, and I like that." -Speakers in Code
"AMAZING…Delivery is uncanny – It sounds like she's been smokin' Camels and drinkin' Jack for 40 years." -David Dalton, Founding Editor of Rolling Stone