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Carolann Ames


Audiences don’t just hear the tender, spine-tingling vocals in the roots-based, Southern-influenced Americana music of Carolann Ames; they feel the heart and soul and passion behind them.

More than once likened to an angel with supernatural powers, the guitar- and piano-playing singer-songwriter born in Wyoming and raised in Houston has earned an armful of awards and honors in just a few years, topped by her grand prize win in the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Her latest album, the independently released SO LONG ABILENE, showcases Ames’ talent for capturing the feelings of life, a musician’s life on the road, following a dream, love, tragedy, hope, joy while describing the sun and snow and other landscapes in her songs — including “Love is a Wildfire,” “Bridgewater Creek” and the title track — as well as the disc’s only cover, Elton John’s “Where to Now, St. Peter?”

Ames’ way with evocative word-pictures brought her the JLSC grand prize for “West Virginia,” on her album SHADES OF INDIGO, and the Top 20 CD’s of 2008 along with nominations, honorable mentions and finalist status in many other songwriting competitions.

Backing her up for about five years, onstage starting in San Diego and in the studio, are Hector Maldonado on guitar and bass, Melissa Harley on fiddle, and Ken Dow on bass. Like Ames, they each came from a musical family. And like Ames, they share a passion for making their music and making it together as they tour nationally.

Booking: Candace Andrews, 858.832.8059;

Radio Promotion: Joe Estrada, 562.437.7858;

Media Contact: Heidi Labensart, McGuckin Entertainment PR, 512.478.0578;