Carolina Story – Lay Your Head Down (album review)

by Woody on July 17, 2018

If I said to you, “Hey you. Would you like a band that will remind you of Whiskeytown, Mandolin Orange and The Everybodyfields?” And your reaction was, “fuck yeah I would;” then you’re in luck. Carolina Story is the project of Ben & Emily Roberts. It centers on their gorgeous harmonies and the journey that got them here. That journey spans ten years, countless odd jobs and two kids.

We Were Young Once Too and Your Children’s Children really hit that nail on the head. The former looks back like old fuckers like me do, to a point in your life was simpler; when mistakes maybe didn’t matter as much and before like got so fucking complicated. The latter is something any parent can relate to, wanting to relay as much advice to your kids so they don’t make the same mistakes you did. The song seems to realize that there is only so much you can do, as mistakes are all part of growing up.

This is a wonderful album; and one that would be appreciated by anyone that had to scrap to get where they are. Ben & Emily have some serious chops and this is an album well worth your time.

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