Carolina is the remarkable debut album by British singer songwriter Chris Lawson Jones.
Having spent his musical apprenticeship in and around London guitar bands, Carolina finally took shape when Chris packed up his belongings and relocated from London to Nashville and Los Angeles. Having eventually scratched the musical itch created by his upbringing on bluegrass, alt-country and all things Americana by heading Stateside, Chris began to hunt out legends of the genre to work with.
After eventually collaborating with revered musicians such as Aaron Embry (Elliot Smith and Daniel Lanois) and Phil Madeira (Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss) his British song writing was lent a distinctly Southern edge and the results have already drawn comparisons with the likes of Ryan Adams and Teddy Thompson.
Since it’s release, Carolina has attracted critical appreciation from across the world and stand out track ‘Bitter & Sweet’ was recently featured on US TV show Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson.