Stone Beads & Silver begins with Muskingum River, an effort that will immediately draw listeners in. Carroll’s inimitable style may be built on the folk and rock genres, but the tested and focused effort that issues forth is something utterly unique. The Fool Disguised In Beggar’s Clothes is full of outward pomp and inward reflection, allowing Carroll to place eir emotions on the table. You Can Never Go Home is a much more guarded of an effort, requiring listeners to focus and replay the song multiple times before being rewarded with everything that Carroll has inserted into the track.
(It Was) Lust Not Love is a track that provides listeners with the momentum necessary to keep listening. While there are nods to the previous efforts on Stone Beads & Silver, this song spins things in a considerably different fashion. (It Was) Lust Not Love is an effort that should be on rotation on college and independent radio, as there is a wry allure that meshes nicely with the backing arrangements. Should this effort become viral, chances will be good that Stone Beads and Silver may yet be the most successful of Carroll’s releases.
Stone Beads & Silver can be purchased at a variety of online retailers and local independent music stores. Check out Carroll’s website for more information about the artist, news, and any live dates that ey may be playing. The One Little Indian website will provide further education about Carroll and the other clients that are currently signed to the label.
Top Tracks: The Fool Disguised In Beggar’s Clothes, You Can Never Go Home
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