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Caroline Doctorow , whom No Depression.com., the music publication finds “akin to Nanci Griffith and Judy Collins…” just released her latest Americana/folk album with Narrow Lane Records. It’s called “Raven Girl-Retrospective Vol. One ” produced by Pete Kennedy. It traces Ms. Doctorow's twenty five year career as a
folksinger, songwriter and record producer.
Ms. Doctorow has also recently released several retrospective albums interpreting the songs of earlier American Folk Songwriters. Another Country…The Songs of Richard and Mimi Farinã received critical acclaim and was called by critic Steve Maddeo “an album that enters the folk canon as one of the best collections of the recording of specific artists” Her western-themed release "I Carry All I Own...The Songs of Mary McCaslin" appeared on both the Americana, and Folk Radio airplay charts reaching #12 on Folk Radio. She has released a total of eleven solo albums all of which continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. -
Caroline Doctorow has performed and/or recorded with a variety of prominent folk/roots performers including Nanci Griffith, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Annie Golden, Eric Weissberg, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Julie Gold, Chrsitine Lavin. and Hugh Prestwood. She was chosen to be a formal showcase artist in Memphis TN in 2010 by Folk Alliance International.
Her recent appearances include The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington MA., Pete Seegers's Beacon Sloop Corn Festival, The Katharine Hepburn Theater in Old Saybrook CT, Infinity Hall in Norwalk CT, The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River MA, the Gold Hall Theater in Hewlett New York, and at The Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts sharing a bill with Suzanne Vega and Amy Helm.
Ms. Doctorow is a regular returning guest on the famed Blue Plate Special , the live radio broadcast produced and aired on WDVX. Knoxville. Her singing can be heard on the soundtrack of the feature film Daniel directed by Sidney Lumet, and on the PBS TV series "Freedom, The History of Us. Her song "Big Duck Ramble" was featured in the Long Island History Journal, and in 2006 she was nominated by WIVK Knoxville for a HEMI Award in the “Future Female Artist” category.
Caroline Doctorow has opened for The Band, Alison Krauss, Tim O'Brien, and Richie Havens. She and her band appeared this past summer at Chautauqua, the famed arts Institution in northern New York. She is the daughter of world renowned author E.L.Doctorow.
Singer-songwriter Caroline Doctorow has been called a great champion of American folk music. Her most recent album Dreaming in Vinyl reached #2 on the national folk radio airplay charts. She received The Alexander Award from the Long Island Arts Council in 2018, and an official New York State Proclamation honoring her many years of work as a folksinger. In addition to eleven solo albums, she released the first retrospective of the work of '60s folk icons Richard and Mimi Fariña titled Another Country which received critical acclaim. She has opened for The Band, Alison Krauss, and Tim O'Brien, among others. Her songs and her voice have been heard on soundtracks on the large and small screen. She is the daughter of the late world-renowned author E.L. Doctorow