Sunday, MAY 20th, 2:00 Pm – Jirani Stage
Indie, Alternative-Americana fueled by roots rhythm, powerhouse vocals, and a better world
Ferrante grew up on the south side of Chicago, studied theater and voice at Northwestern University, and spent summers on family farms in Kansas. She opened for the Birds of Chicago in 2011 and played the leading role in "Rain Follows the Plow: A Dust Opera" at DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center, to national acclaim.
Cabbage Run Records produced Caroline’s first CD, "Live from the Belfry", in June 2014 and April 2015 Ferrante began her Artist in Residency at DC's Mansion on O Street. Her podcast features frequent guest spots for famous travelers through the colorful Georgetown artist haven: Paul Williams, Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish, Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead, & Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin.
Ferrante advocates for survivors of assault, abuse, and intimate partner violence. She founded Songwriters Against Sexual Assault in May 2015, and leads annual “Brighter Day” Workshops, Concerts, and Conversations on college and university campuses. Her original “Brighter Day” celebrates the courage of those who break silence after assault and was featured in “Goddess Diaries” at George Mason University Fall 2016. The single, produced by Marco Delmar, was released November 2016.
In 2017 Caroline joined Jim Ellis on lead and John Dahlman on bass as "The Whole Magilla": showcased at NERFA NY, Dewey Beach Music Festival, Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College, University of Duluth, Silvana (Harlem), Bushwick Publick House (Brooklyn), Lovecraft NYC (LES), & the Clarendon Day Festival (VA).
Ferrante is collaborating on a 2018 Release with Producer Austin Bello of Forever the Sickest Kids.