Indie Folk & Roots Revival Singer Songwriter, running on powerhouse vocals and a hunger for a better world.
Originally from the south side of Chicago, Ferrante studied Theater and Voice at Northwestern University and later worked in production at the Sundance Theater Institute, and Goodman Theater (at the Art Institute of Chicago). Ferrante emerged on the D.C. music scene in 2011, when she opened opened for Birds of Chicago.
Cabbage Run Records signed Ferrante for her debut release, “Live from the Belfry”, June 2014, and 2015 was a breakout year. She began her artist-in-residency at D.C.’s O Street Mansion. Her monthly performances quickly evolved in to a live radio show on the UK’s West Norfolk Radio. Today her Americana Radio Show podcast, currently tallying 150 downloads per day, features national and regional artists. She has shared the mic with Grammy and Academy Award-winners like Paul Williams, Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish), Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), and songwriter Jack Tempchin of The Eagles.
Summer 2016 Ferrante returned to theater, as the lead in "Rain Follows the Plow: A Dust Opera" at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, to national acclaim.
“Caroline Ferrante (Ruth) makes the strongest vocal impression, and ….(relays) stories and emotions in a natural, organic way. Her crystal clear voice and no kidding lyric interpretation skills made "Impossible Sky" and "Can It Be?" two of the highlights for me.”
- Jennifer Perry, Broadway World (Jul 10, 2016)
November 2016, Ferrante’s single “Brighter Day” debuted in the play “Goddess Diaries” at George Mason University.
A month later she was selected to represent the Washington DC area with the international Acoustic Guitar Project with her original, “Savage Beauty.”
In 2017 Ferrante joined forces with Jim Ellis on lead guitar and John Dahlman on bass in a new iteration- "The Whole Magilla". The band quickly moved up the ranks: showcased at Washington Folk Festival, Fairfax Festival, One Love Manassas, Singer-Songwriter Cape May, Northeastern Folk Alliance, Dewey Beach Music Festival, Clarendon Day Festivals, Takoma Porch Festivals, Silvana (Harlem), Bushwick Publick House (Brooklyn), Lovecraft NYC (LES), Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, and NOVA CC.
Caroline's June 2017 EP release, "Sky" achieved national acclaim:
“A substantive statement from an important recording artist.”
- No Depression (April 4, 2018)
“One of the indie folk scene’s brightest songwriting talents”
- Cashbox Magazine, Canada (April 8, 2018)
“Caroline Ferrante is a master of her craft.”
- Middle Tennessee Music (Nov 26, 2017)
“Caroline Ferrante delivers an incredible kaleidoscope of color with the powerful “SKY”.”
- Skope Magazine (Nov 20, 2017)
“Caroline Ferrante Will Make Your Ears Smile”
- Indie Band Guru (Dec 14, 2017)
“Caroline’s voice sends shivers up your spine with an immaculate tone and emotive phrases.”
- Indie Spoonful (Nov 29, 2017)
Her single “Feels Like a Holiday” ranked #8 in the national “Top Ten Singles of 2017” award by Ark of Music.
Her original, “Symphony” was chosen by NAMI in Spring 2018 to feature in the production of “This is My Brave”.
Spring 2018 Ferrante’s music was selected by the Brooklyn boutique label, Leesta Vall, for their upcoming direct-to-vinyl Office Session series. Acoustic recordings from her previous CD releases will be available on custom, lathe-cut vinyl.
Ferrante released a new gospel four-song EP, "Beyond", on May 12th, 2018.
Currently Ferranteis collaborating on a 2019 EP with producer Austin Bello of Forever the Sickest Kids.