I’ll tell you upfront: it’s been worth the wait to have an artist of Caroline Pond’s caliber. Ms Pond hails from North Carolina, & is a member of a really thriving music community there—another favorite act that I wrote about on Robert Frost’s Banjo, the Mad Tea Party comes from the same town, & in fact Ms Pond counts that band’s members, Ami Worthen & Jason Krekel, among her friends.
I first ran across Caroline Pond on Twitter & became very intrigued when she started tweeting about a cross-country road trip music tour with her mother along as companion, co-pilot & roadie. This struck me as a truly remarkable thing, & I was fascinated to follow the tour’s progress on Twitter & on Caroline’s fine blog, Caroline Pond’s Earth Adventures.
As a bio: Caroline Pond is the front woman for Snake Oil Medicine Show. She has been performing & touring for over 15 years. She also plays with an old time band called Tater Diggers & shares a band with Ami Worthen(from Mad Tea Party) called Sugar & Spice. Caroline started playing violin at age 7 years old & has been playing ever since. Singing & playing ukulele are also gifts that she shares across the world.
You can find cds from Snake Oil Medicine Show & the Tater Diggers on CDBaby (follow the links on the band names).
So, Caroline Pond emailed me earlier this week to say:
It's a snowy January Monday morning & I have time to make some music. I happened to get my little Iphone and record 2 songs. The first one is a traditional song called “Fall on my Knees.” I just do it solo style, fiddle and vocals.
I know you’re gonna love this one!