Fresh off her performance at the 2018 Hangout Festival, Caroline Rose found herself at Saturn Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, May 20th. She and her band were there for a free concert sponsored by Good People Brewing, and they entertained an intimate but enthusiastic crowd of supporters. Rose was battling a cough that made it difficult for her to sing a lot of her signature cuts. The performer, though, made the best of the situation and incorporated a lot of stories on stage, which the audience got a real kick out of listening to on a Sunday evening.
I had listened to Rose's latest album, "Loner", before coming to this performance, and I loved what I heard. The mix of pop and lo-fi beats really meshed quite well on that album. Seeing Rose perform live, though, only increased my appreciation for her talents. She really has a lot of charisma and a delightfully wicked sense of humor on stage. The album cover of "Loner", which can be seen below, should give you an idea of her sense of humor, but it was also evident on stage. Rose took time to introduce everyone to the official "band cat" while also telling some pretty hilarious road stories. I do rather enjoy and love an artist that has fun with performing and doesn't live in a bubble of self-seriousness. I hope the next time I get to see and photograph her in concert is much sooner rather than later .
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