CEG presents: Caroline Spence w/ Mary Bragg

Sunday, May 5 2024 at 6:00 PM


Prepare to be captivated by the soul-stirring melodies of Caroline Spence as she graces the Drom stage, joined by Mary Bragg, on May 5th!

20 dollar table minimum per person is required.
Tickets are non-refundable.


🌟 Prepare to be captivated by the soul-stirring melodies of Caroline Spence as she graces the stage at Drom on May 5th! Join us for an evening of heartfelt lyrics and enchanting vocals that promise to transport you to a world of musical enchantment. Caroline Spence, with her poetic storytelling and melodic prowess, invites you to experience an intimate and unforgettable performance. Save the date and let the music of Caroline Spence weave a tapestry of emotions on May 5th at Drom. It’s a night that promises to resonate with the echoes of soulful tunes and leave you with cherished memories. 🎶✨

Caroline Spence

The fourth album from Caroline Spence, True North opens on a track named for the late poet Mary Oliver, its lyrics embedded with an emphatic statement of intent: “I don’t wanna put my pain on a pedestal/Wrap it up and sell it to you at the record store/I know we all feel the same; I’m just a little louder.” Over the course of 12 resplendent tracks, the Nashville-based artist makes good on that refusal to exalt or commodify her own experience, and instead reaches for a far more magnanimous exploration of grief, growth, and the endless complexities of human nature. The result is a body of work that affirms Spence as a truly incomparable songwriter, reinforcing her profound capacity to pack so much insight into songs that illuminate and mesmerize.

Mary Bragg

“Americana Queen” (Vice/Noisey) Mary Bragg has been heralded by Rolling Stone and NPR for her “gorgeously crafted and executed songs.” Nashville-based and originally from Swainsboro, Georgia, Bragg’s “exquisite vocal performances” (Folk Alley) pair well with her “refined, sumptuously melancholy take on Southern storytelling” (World Cafe). She’s been exploring love and its complications for much of her career now, wrestling with longing, desire, heartbreak, and insecurity across a string of widely lauded albums. NPR dubbed her breakout 2017 release, Lucky Strike, one of the year’s best, while her 2019 follow-up, Violets as Camouflage, earned similar raves, with the Nashville Scene calling it “magnificent” and Rolling Stone hailing its mix of “classic country twang” and “gentle chamber-pop.”

Her forthcoming EP, Tie Me to You, follows her 2022 self-titled album, which catalogues the painful yet relieving story of her coming out. “As we listen, we live her pain alongside her. We feel with her the tentativeness of moving forward, acknowledging regret, and grasping hope.” (Folk Alley)