Caroline Smith follows in a long line of Twin Cities indie acts that got their start at the 400 Bar. Following her residency at the infamous West Bank dive, Smith began opening for big names in the biz, from the likes of hometown hero Mason Jennings to music legend B.B. King.
In 2007, Smith joined forces with Arlen Peiffer (of Cloud Cult), Jesse Schuster, and Colin Hacklander. A year later, the quartet released their debut album, Backyard Tent Set under the moniker Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps. The group has since completed four national tours and received substantial critical acclaim for their quirky, storybook-style folk music.
The release show for the group's latest LP, Little Wind, sold out First Avenue last fall. This Saturday, the band is back, headlining yet another gig in the mainroom.
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- Erica Rivera