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One of Alabamas best-kept secrets is the talented blues singer Carroline Shines who is carrying on the deep blues tradition she learned from her father, the late, great, world-renowned Johnny Shines. A regular on the Alabama festival and club circuit, she sings her own brand of the blues. Her powerful, soul stirring vocals and commanding stage presence leave crowds eager for more!

As the daughter of outstanding bluesman Johnny Shines (one of the few to travel with the legendary Robert Johnson), Carroline grew up in a rich musical environment with her father and his many blues-playing friends as her mentors. She dedicated her early years to raising a family and singing in her church and local bands. Since her children have grown and flown the coop, Carroline has dedicated more time working with the Alabama Blues Project helping to educate the next generation about the blues. She is also working hard to keep her father’s memory alive and in December, 2009, Carroline successfully had a local street named in honor of her father. With her raw gospel tinged vocals and warm, engaging stage presence, Carroline Shines inspires crowds wherever she sings!

 


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Picking up where her father Johnny Shines left off, Carroline Shines
continues a proud and passionate tradition of no-nonsence blues.”
- Tuscaloosa News January 2009

“Shines has a big voice . . . when she sings it’s a full
rich soulful sound that seems to come from deep within.”
- Alabama Public Radio, 2008

“Caroline is following in the footsteps of her legendary father, Johnny
Shines . . . She is a knock out and gets even better every time I see her.”
- Planet Weekly, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2010

 


AUDIO SAMPLES  

Queen Of The Blues

The Evening Sun

 



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