Carolina Story / Dandelion
Album: Dandelion   Collection:Country
Artist:Carolina Story   Added:Feb 2021
Label:Black River Americana  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-02-26 Pull Date: 2022-04-30 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 10 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 2 1 2 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 09, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Lay Me Down Easy
4. Apr 27, 2023: Traditions
Lay Me Down Easy
2. Sep 29, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
5. May 28, 2022: Mix Tape
Lay Me Down Easy, Light Of The Moon
3. Jul 08, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Lay Me Down Easy
6. May 21, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
Lay Me Down Easy

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2021-03-02
In their sophomore release, Emily and Ben Roberts serve up a unique blend of psych-folk & country that would nicely complement any Indie/Americana show. The disk is themed around the Dandelion, that beautiful, yet gritty wildflower that perseveres even under the harshest conditions. As such the tracks cover issues central to the human condition such as loneliness, depression and poverty. It does so though with an underlying sense of optimism driven by the enchanting tandem vocals of this husband/wife team which in turn are deftly complemented by violins, mellotron, cello and harmonica.

RIYL: Lumineers, Lord Huron, Tom Petty, Byrds

1 Light of the Moon - haunting slide guitar and tandem vocal opening with increasing tempo (med, 3:17)***
2 Lay Me Down - blissful tale of persevering through adversity with slide dancing around the vocals (med, 3:49)***
3 See You When I See You - pop-tinged story of a deteriorating friendship with ER on vocals and BR's harmonica (med, 4:54)
4 Hold Of Me - mid-tempo country rocker with BR on vocals & blistering guitar break (med, 3:12)*
5 Wildflower - soft pop sound (slow, 4:41)
6 Time Well Spent - finger picked guitar over BR vocals and string accents (slow, 3:40)
7 Dandelion - flower as a metaphor about perseverance with nice harmonica work (med, 3:42)*
8 Long Black Train - BR's deep vocals nicely complimented by a jangly guitar & harmonica (med, 4:14)**
9 Daylight - slow & dreamy, Neil Young sort of intro with shared vocals (slow, 3:30)**
10 I Wish It Would Rain - Fleetwood Mac like pop number (med, 3:39)
11 Don't Leave Me - ER on vocals with exquisite string accents (slow, 4:27)***
12 Carolina - folky vocals over an acoustic guitar (slow, 3:20) -

Track Listing
1. Light Of The Moon   7. Dandelion
2. Lay Me Down Easy   8. Long Black Train
3. See You When I See You   9. Daylight
4. Hold Of Me   10. I Wish It Would Rain
5. Wildflower   11. Don't Leave Me In The Morning
6. Time Well Spent   12. Carolina