Bonnaroo 2019 Artist Spotlight: Caroline Rose


Bonnaroo Artist | Caroline Rose
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | That Tent | 5:00-5:45pm


As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2019 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages (including the campground Plazas), big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!

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When Caroline Rose first came onto our radar, with the release of her 2014 debut LP I Will Not Be Afraid, we counted her as a promising, albeit fairly conventional, alt-country and Americana rocker. But with her incredible sophomore LP, last year’s LONER, Rose bucked everything she previously established, and reinvented herself as a sarcastic, ambitious, self-assured, quirky, and genre-defying rocker, exploring pop and punk and synth rock and indie with a personal, darkly funny, raw, and unique flair. Though, from the outside, her new direction seems like a total metamorphosis, Caroline maintains that it’s merely an organic and necessary reflection of growth and life changes of the past few years, something that had been bubbling up for ages, and finally manifested as music that better expresses her personality.

A multi-instrumentalist and multimedia talent, Rose not only used her latest record as a means of musical exploration, but also as a way to flex her production chops (she co-produced it all with Paul Butler) and studio experimentation, as well explore honing her visual style, video approach, and more. A rising talent who, as a twenty-something, has already proven her ability and willingness to take drastic and gratifying risks with her art, Caroline delivered without a doubt one of last year’s absolute best albums, and her well-deserved debut at Bonnaroo comes after a whirlwind year of mounting buzz, increasingly high-profile live dates, and a steady stream of other festival appearances. She’s a high point of Thursday’s lineup, and an essential performer at this year’s ‘Roo!

 LISTEN | “Jeannie Becomes a Mom”

 WATCH | “Soul No. 5” (Official Music Video)


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