How did you spend your time in quarantine?
For the last year and half, Caroline Jones was on the other side of the world – making music and friends.
With the ultimate confluence of timing and opportunity, Caroline made a decision that would lead to once in a lifetime experiences.
She shares, “I was fortunate enough to spend most of the past year in New Zealand, where I met The Trenwiths, a bluegrass band whose founding members have been playing together since the 1960’s.”
Caroline adds, “Their family band now consists of three generations of musicians and singers. They are some of the most good-humored, good-natured, authentic people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. Before I left New Zealand to come back to America, I brought a couple of cameras along to capture one of our jams, which we edited down into this video called ‘The Raglan Sessions’.”
You can watch it here…
While in New Zealand Caroline would also work on her current single “Come In (But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable)”
With lyrics like “Come in, but don’t make yourself comfortable, because I don’t know, if I’m going to like you for long. Come in, but park your truck facing out cause I wouldn’t want to be you when I want you gone” — Caroline says the song reminds her of the music that influenced her when she was young, “Kind of reminds me of some of my heroes growing up, like Shania Twain…that had that kind of energy, and it’s a wonderful thing to tap into – especially as a woman.”
While it’s a beautiful country, and she loved her time in New Zealand, – when it came to finding locations to film the music video for her song, Caroline did admit “It was a challenge to find a country and western bar in New Zealand, but we did it! Working with an all-New Zealander cast was especially refreshing as they were all very joyful, pure, and genuine people. I believe that energy comes across in the dancing and throughout the video too.”
Check out the music video for “Come In (But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable)” from Caroline Jones right here…
Headline & Additional Photo Credit: Laura Tait
Single Image Photo Credit: Tyler Lord