Critical praise for Swallowed by Swells

“For the past few years, Providence has had the pleasure of enjoying Caroline Hecht’s music as a member of Tig and Bean and as a solo artist. Unfortunately, that is about to come to an end as Caroline is soon to leave town to go on a six-month unchartered tour around the country in her car playing music wherever she can. But no goodbye is any good without a party, and Caroline will be throwing one and giving out her new album that she recorded a few weeks ago. Caroline’s music is dark folk with undercurrents of blues, kind of like Cat Power or Mazzy Star. Last year she released the well-received album, Avenue of Giants, which was a four-years-in-the-making undertaking. For her new album, she changed it up and recorded everything over three days. The album hadn’t been mixed and mastered at press time, but Caroline let me hear a few tracks on the condition that I post it all over the Internet. My favorite is “Apothegm,” which is a great tell off song, somewhere between PJ Harvey and Ani Difranco. “Something So” has a kind of wistful yearning of raw emotion. “Swallowed By Swells” has a slow blues/indie folk feel. “Orchard” is another winner in the same vibe as the above. I’m usually more of a rock guy, but I really dig Hecht’s work.”

– Marc Clarken, Motif Magazine, April 2, 2013

“Joined on stage by Route .44’s Eric Dziembowski on upright bass, Caroline Hecht went up  with her pristinely beautiful voice accompanied by her subtle strums on  guitar captivated the audience right from the beginning. “Swallowed By Swells”, “Maggie”, “Apothem” and “Silent Shouts” highlighted a performance that hit straight to the soul. Caroline has a solo album out under the title Avenue Of The Giants, an amazing piece of music from one of the premier female singer-songwriters in Providence.”

– Rob Duguay, GoLocalProv, January 14, 2013


Critical praise for Avenue of the Giants

Caroline Hecht, following the recent debut of her long awaited solo album, is recognized within the ranks of the music scene as a force not to be underestimated–alluring, haunting and etherial vocals, she possesses an intensity that can almost be described as hypnotic as it slowly draws you in. Whether on banjo or her favored electric guitar she’s dubbed Maggie, Caroline captures the hearts of her peers and fans.

– Tim Blankenship, Waterfire Providence, November 28, 2012


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