Independent to the bone with seven CDs, and with a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk CD in 2006, Caroline Aiken has performed numerous times to benefit thousands of causes, and has played thousands of shows in her 40-plus years of touring at home and abroad.
Caroline has recorded with and shared stages with The Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, and has been a guest performer at major venues with them such as San Antonio's Majestic Theater, Denver's Red Rocks, and Berkeley's Greek Theater. Caroline has headlined at the Kerrville, Texas Music Festival (Main Stage since '95 ), Seattle's Bumbershoot (since '96), Folk Life Festival (since '76), NY's Falcon Ridge, and Northern California's High Sierra Music Festival.
Caroline's finger picking style won an invitation to the Stuttgart Germany Guitar Seminar in May 2006 and 2007.Invited to perform NPR's MOUNTAIN STAGE @ UGA Performing Arts Center Feb 19, 2012 - Show airs MAY 2012 nationally
"The Best Acoustic Act" Atlanta Mag
Years of constant touring/performing, beginning in 1969 in NY, California, South America, Seattle- NW and Europe, Caroline Aiken moved back to her birth town of Atlanta, GA, in the early 80's, (opening for acts Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, Richie Havens...), where her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style and hypnotizing stage presence anchored the city's acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming artists whom she took under her wing, including Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins. GA MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2011