“There's nothing not to like about Steel And Salt – creative and engaging songwriting, beautiful production, and just plain great music. The crowning jewel is Carolann's superb vocals – soulful, compelling, full of raw emotion, and simply beautiful – worth the price of the album just to hear what she does with that wonderful voice.”
CAROLANN SOLEBELLO is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style surely nod to rural folk traditions, yet her decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing bend those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes. She is a proud member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange and has won numerous songwriting awards. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018.
"It's refreshing to hear a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who's actually from Brooklyn… Steel and Salt is nothing if not a love song to New York City... This is an album about home. Whether you're from my home or not. In "Movie Queen," Solebello sings that "We will never be celebrities." While that's probably not a bad thing, it would also be a shame to let this album fade into obscurity."
~ Rachel Choist, Adobe and Teardrops
"With the release of Threshold, it seems Solebello has found her own voice in a manner that is both winsome and full of frolic, but there is also a maturity in the writing that speaks to adult matters. We have here an artist who has found herself by going it alone, and thus has become complete; and completely one with her work. It is a joy to hear."
~ Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA
2016 Silver Award (Folk/Acoustic) and Director's Choice Award
33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington DC
Musicians on a Mission Songwriting Contest, Belmar NJ
2014 Third Place
SolarFest Songwriter Showcase Competition, Tinmouth VT
South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, Ft. Lauderdale FL
Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival Songwriting Competition, Havre de Grace MD