Wednesday, June 27, 2012

GOBL's Top 50: #32 "Paper Girl", Katie Carroll

As a blogger, part of my job is to keep on top of what good local music is emerging in the area.  That means checking all the different social media sites and music sites.  But never underestimate the importance of radio, especially when that radio is tuned to 102.1 KDGE Sunday nights from 11 to midnight (CST, of course).  The Local Edge With Mark has proven to be a goldmine for discovering what's good in local music.  Take, for example, the song that charts at #32 in my local music countdown.  When the song "Paper Girl" hit the airwaves, I tweeted Mark right in the middle of the song to discover who did this song.

The artist, of course, is Katie Carroll, and in the past two years, she has gone from being a virtual unknown in the local music scene to a well respected singer-songwriter than a sizable following.  That's no surprise, considering the strength of all the songs on her debut album, Paper Girl.  The songs range from joyous ("So in Love with You") to dark and tragic ("Abort").  But it's the title track that made me an instantaneous fan of Ms. Carroll's.  She manages to maintain the right level of sweetness in her vocal delivery, which creates an interesting juxtaposition with the melody and lyrics.

But enough of me talking.  If you haven't heard the track yet, give it a listen and see why I got so excited over it with my first listen.

Paper Girl by Katie Carroll on Grooveshark

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