Chicagoland's Rorey Carroll Brings Her Music Home to a Record Crowd

Rorey Carroll brought her Americana bluegrass music to a sell-out crowd at Gabe's Backstage Lounge in Highwood on December 18 for her CD release party. Hundred of fans packed the theater at one of the largest audiences ever to play at Gabe’s.
Dec. 27, 2010 - PRLog -- Carroll's new album, “Roadside Lullabies,” recorded in Asheville, NC, features some of the music industry's most influential players including Stuart Duncan and Zebulon Bowles.  “Roadside Lullabies” includes 13 original songs, all of which Carroll wrote and produced.

Carroll took the stage at around 9 pm with Bowles and local musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.  She donated a portion of the proceeds from the event to The Max Schewitz Foundation in honor of her late brother, Michael T. Carroll, who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest in November 2009.

About Rorey Carroll
Rorey Carroll is known for her soulful lyrics and gentle voice, but also for her independent spirit which is noticeable in her music. At a relatively young age, Carroll has collected a mountain of stories to share, and strikes chord through her lyrics on her debut album, “Roadside Lullabies.”  Carroll’s songs tell tales of her life on the Appalachian Trail, of love lost and found, and the characters she has met along the way.  She has attracted the attention of the music industry with her onstage performances at numerous festivals and notable venues, with songs like “Leaning on Lonely”, “Katie May” and “Head Hung.”  Born and raised in Lincolnshire, IL, Carroll’s earliest roots were planted in a childhood filled with music, travel and adventure.  She later moved to a small mining town in Leadville, CO, where she was exposed to a country lifestyle of living in a tent and out of a backpack. At 20, Carroll decided to walk the Appalachian Trail, from northern Georgia to Maine. With a good friend, a mean dog and a backpack guitar, she fell in love with the mountains and culture of Appalachia and made Asheville, NC her home.  Continuing her education in music and wilderness therapy, Carroll immersed herself in a community of talented musicians, inspired by the surrounding beauty of the area.  She continued to learn the art of songwriting and composition, and ultimately crafted her songs of love, angst and her emotional journey.

“Roadside Lullabies” is dedicated to Carroll’s late brother, Michael T. Carroll, who died suddenly from cardiac arrest on November 24, 2009.  “Performing near my hometown is very special to me. Having my family and friends together over the holidays is incredibly important this year.  I am so honored to share my music with the people I love… the people who love me, and made this album a reality,” said Carroll.

Currently living in Lyons, CO, Carroll performs regularly throughout the country.  For more information, please visit her website:, or contact Kat Publicity:

About The Max Schewitz Foundation
The Max Schewitz Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed by friends and family of Max Schewitz, a 20 year old Lake Bluff resident, who died suddenly from a cardiac arrhythmia in 2005.  The Foundation has dual missions: to support education, prevention and research of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people; and to support environmental conservation, a lifelong interest of Max’s.  The Foundation’s core program is called, “Screens for Teens,” which provides free EKG testing to high school students.  Almost 14,000 students have been screened through this program, of whom 189 students were flagged with abnormal EKG’s, requiring further evaluation.  To learn more about The Max Schewitz Foundation, please visit their website:

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