July 29, Caroline Spence and Robby Hecht
“ Caroline Spence is one to follow. ”
— -NPR MUSIC
“Robby Hecht... Intimate and introspective”
— -USA TODAY
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Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, however on the stage and in the studio this young songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. She's won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground.
Across his three indie releases, Robby Hecht has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, a gentler Damien Jurado. But, whatever the comparison, it’s hard to miss that his songwriting is distinct and individual. He doesn’t shy from the obvious rhyme, but manages it with a delicate audacity, placing it only where it best serves the story or the mood. And, there’s something about the way he unfurls a line that feels less like trying to work something out and more like just calling it what it is.