Rorey Carroll Featured in Midwest Songwriters Showcase

Down Home Guitars welcomes indie singer/songwriter Rorey Carroll, along with critically acclaimed Ed Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire, on January 28 for a special in-store acoustic performance.
Jan. 25, 2011 - PRLog -- CHICAGO, IL – Rorey Carroll and her hypnotic blend of Americana folk and bluegrass music will return to the Chicagoland area on Friday, January 28 as part of Down Home Guitar's Midwest Songwriters Showcase in historic Frankfort, IL. Carroll recently released her debut album, "Roadside Lullabies," which features some of the industry's most influential players (members of Ricky Skagg's Kentucky Thunder, Mountain Heart, Stuart Duncan and Zebulon Bowles), and includes 12 original songs. Ed Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire is a nationally celebrated musician and songwriter, and will also perform in this rare solo acoustic show. The all-ages event starts at 7:30 pm; entrance is $12.

About Rorey Carroll
Rorey Carroll is known for her soulful lyrics and unmistakable gentle voice, but also for an independent spirit that has taken her all over the country and back. At a relatively young age, Carroll has collected a mountain of stories to share, and strikes a luminous chord through her poetry and compilations on her first album. Carroll’s ability to wrap her arms around an audience as if they were friends around a campfire, offers a fantastical experience as she tells the tales of her life on the Appalachian Trail, of love lost and found, and the characters she’s met along the way. Carroll has attracted the attention of the music industry by her onstage performances at numerous festivals and notable venues, singing songs like “Leaning on Lonely” and “Head Hung.”  

Carroll’s earliest roots were planted in a Chicago childhood, filled with music, travel and family adventures. Later, Carroll moved to a small mining town in Leadville, CO, where she was exposed to a bohemian lifestyle of living in a tent and out of a backpack.  Inspired by her new life, she picked up a guitar and put her poetry into music. From her first three chords, she wrote her first songs. At 20, Carroll decided to walk the Appalachian Trail, from northern Georgia to Maine, with a good friend, a mean dog and a backpack friendly guitar. She fell in love with the mountains and culture of Appalachia and landed in Asheville, NC after finishing the Trail. Immersed in a community of talented musicians and inspiration, Carroll learned more about the art of songwriting and composition, and ultimately crafted her songs of love, angst and her emotional journeys.

Carroll currently lives in Lyons, CO, but is on the road performing. For more information, visit her website:, or contact Kat Publicity:

About Down Home Guitars
Down Home Guitars was established to provide an atmosphere for those who appreciate fine acoustic instruments. They specialize in high-end handmade acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolins, and have a fine selection of instructional books, DVD’s, CD’s, accessories, and acoustic pickups by Fishman and L.R. Baggs. Offering group guitar classes for kids and adults as well as private lessons on various instruments, Down Home Guitars also hosts world class musicians for concerts and workshops in an intimate concert hall. The store is set in historic downtown Frankfort, Illinois, and is open 7 days a week. Centered in the Trolley Barn, the building is over 100 years old with hardwood floors and numerous specialty shops. More information can be found on their website:

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