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April 04/27/21, 2021
Carolyn Shulman is a Denver-based folk singer-songwriter whose connection with music has been a lifelong affair. She came by her love of music and all things guitar-related naturally. Her father has played guitar as a hobby for most of his life, so when Carolyn expressed an interest in learning to play, he brought home a kid-sized acoustic guitar perfect for a nine year-old's hands and set her up with lessons. By the time she was fourteen, she was writing songs and playing in coffee shops and restaurants in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama.

Carolyn shares:
"Double Stars began as a song that used the sun and the earth as a relationship metaphor, until I decided that I needed a better metaphor - one that would reflect a more equitable and balanced relationship. I described the situation to my husband, who suggested using a binary star system for the metaphor instead. I laughed, accused him of watching too much Star Trek, and called him a geek. But then I realized it was the perfect solution, and I think it made for a much sweeter and more unique song."

Carolyn recently finished recording her debut album, Grenadine & Kerosene, at Cinder Sound Studio in Longmont, Colorado. She worked with veteran producer and award-winning singer-songwriter John McVey. Shulman and McVey brought in a band of seasoned musicians including Michael O'Connor, Eric Moon, Christian Teele, Chris Engleman and Kramer Kelling. Glenn Taylor of Bonnie & the Clydes plays pedal steel on two tracks, and fellow Colorado-based singer-songwriter friends Edie Carey, Megan Burtt, and Jen Hitt lent their support as background vocalists. Grenadine & Kerosene will be released on May 21, 2021.

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