Indie, Alternative-Americana fueled by roots rhythm,
powerhouse vocals, and a better world.
The 2017 EP “SKY” is still gaining national
press:Her single “Feels Like a Holiday” received #8
the national “Top Ten Singles of 2017” award by Ark
Her original, “Symphony,” was chosen by the National
Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) to feature in
“This is My Brave- The Show".
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 her first CD, "Live from the Belfry,” in
June 2014. DC Concerts wrote, "Caroline’s stunning
vocals, threeoctave range, signature 12-string
guitar, and crossover songwriting pack a powerhouse
punch on the DC live music scene!" April 2015
Ferrante began her Artist in Residency at DC's
famous Mansion on O Street, featured on the Travel
Channel's "Mega-Mansions.” Her podcast features
frequent guest spots for some famous travelers
through the colorful Georgetown artist haven. She
shared the stage with Grammy and Academy Award
winners like Paul Williams, Mark Bryan of Hootie &
the Blowfish, Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead, &
Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin.
Her original “Brighter Day”- celebrating the courage
of those who break silence after assault- was
featured in playwright Carol Lee Campbell’s “Goddess
Diaries” at George Mason University Fall 2016. The
single, produced by Marco Delmar, was released
Caroline Ferrante was selected to represent the
Washington DC area December 2016 as part of the
international Acoustic Guitar Project with her
original “Savage Beauty".
In 2017 Caroline joined Jim Ellis on lead and John
Dahlman on bass as "The Whole Magilla". The band has
quickly moved up the ranks: showcased at NERFA NY,
Dewey Beach Music Festival, Cultural Arts Center at
Montgomery College (DC), University of Duluth,
Silvana (Harlem), Bushwick Publick House (Brooklyn),
Lovecraft NYC (Lower East Side), & the Clarendon Day
Currently Caroline is collaborating on a 2018
Release with producer Austin Bello of Forever the
SKY EP (2017)
On her new five track EP SKY, Caroline Ferrante
emerges as a multi-faceted indie pop artist,
powerfully blending that edgy grit with raw emotion
vulnerability to emerge from a time of despair to
defiant and joyful hope.
One of the keys to Caroline creating a fresh,
distinctive sound on SKY is her exciting
collaboration with Austin Bello of the popular
pop/punk band Forever the Sickest Kids, who co-wrote
three songs and produced the project. Bello got in
touch with the singer after hearing a demo recording
she released called “Strand-ed”. Much to her
surprise, he fell in love immediately with a rough
recording of her intense, emotionally searing song
“Better Angels,” which finds her addressing all at
once dark family secrets, spiritual crises and her
troubled relationship with her dying sister.
“Austin showed me how I could speak my truth through
songwriting and still make it accessible. This blew
my mind. To realize I could be who I am, warts and
all, have my own sound, and know that a publisher
might be interested was crazy to me. My inner demons
and perfectionism took more of a back seat after
that. I was liberated to use my music as a way to
navigate through. Find beauty through darkness.
Austin helped me own my sound. That's where SKY was
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Feels Like a Holiday
Great Big Beautiful World
Joseph Ferrante had his first guitar as a
Christmas present when he was nine years old. Since then he's been
learning all kind of music styles so as to apply them to his guitar
playing. He is mainly a Rock musician.
He worked as a piano tuner and technician for Chappell, Yamaha and
other firms, perfecting the art of making and repairing pianos.
Amongst his usual customers you could find The Royal Albert Hall,
The Westminster Cathedral, The Royal Scots Guard Band, The BBC, The
London Symphony Orchestra, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, etc., etc.
He stopped giving live performances with bands and is now
exclusively dedicating himself to studio work. Ferrante uses real
instruments, avoiding the use of electronic instruments, sequencers,
Three main reasons guided his life: God, Music and Romeo and Juliet.
His major musical influences are: Yes, The Rolling Stones, Ten Years
After, E.L.P., Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Bach.
His "Shangri-la" CD is a mixture of styles and tendencies including
Pop, Rock, Ballads, Classic Choirs, Latin Music, Impromptus, Reggae
Fusion, Tropical Bachata, Fox Trot, Swing, etc., etc.
The land of forever..."Shangri-La"...the magical dream place far
away beyond the mountains...the Kingdom of eternal youth, gave the
title for this work..
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