Stereogum, “Closer To Fine” At 30: The Legacy Of Indigo Girls’ Spellbinding Singalong, by Kelly McCartney – published February 28, 2019 – View direct link

The Flagpole, Calendar Picks: New South Showcase, by Gabe Vodicka – published August 15, 2018 – View direct link



The Flagpole, Athens City Limits: Two Local Radio Shows Spotlight Live Music, by Megan Wahn – published May 16, 2018 – View direct link



The Telegraph, A tribute to the blues, by Katherine Walden – published June 25, 2016 – View direct link, Caroline Aiken: Broken Wings Heal, by Lambert Smits – published February 13, 2016 – View direct link – (English Translation)



Atlanta Magazine, Caroline Aiken confronts personal tragedy in her latest album, by Max Blau – published January 4, 2016 – View direct link



The Corner News, Inspirational singer/songwriter offers moving album, by Wildman Steve – published August 20, 2015 – View direct link



No Depression, Caroline Aiken’s Strong Wings, by Deborah Crooks Music- published July 25, 2015 – View direct link



Athens Banner Herald, Caroline Aiken finds a ‘brilliant’ partner for 9th album, by Chris Starrs – published May 21, 2015 – View direct link



Quelle Lippische Landeszeitung – published February 16, 2015 – View PDF



Athens Banner-Herald, published January 12, 2015 – View PDF or View direct link



Caroline Aiken on Mountain Stage, published by NPR on January 18, 2013 – Read article and listen HERE



“Years of constant touring/performing, beginning in 1969 in NY, California, South America, Seattle- NW and Europe, Caroline Aiken moved back to her birth town of Atlanta, GA, in the early 80’s, (opening for acts Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, Richie Havens…), where her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style and hypnotizing stage presence anchored the city’s acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming artists whom she took under her wing, including Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins.”
GA Music Hall of Fame


“Spending time with Caroline is as unforgettable as it is inspirational.  She’s truly at the heart of America’s folk/roots movement and has the skills along with life experience we all desire as entertainers.”
Artichoke Music – Portland, OR
Zen and the Art of Performance Workshop


“Caroline Aiken is one of the reasons music will always survive. You can illegally download it, record companies can come and go, people can preach the doom of the music industry, and concert prices can get so out of control that many predict the days of the mega-shows are coming. But there will always be music by folks like Caroline Aiken, whose heartbeat is part of her song…who has lived her dream and inspired others to dream…who has suffered the pain that pursuing a way of life that requires constant road work to survive…who has played to thousands in beautiful halls and to a dozen in a dim lit bar. Music will always survive because of, as Kristofferson put it, ‘the poets, the pickers, the prophets, the pushers, the pilgrims, the preachers, and the problems when they’re stoned…the walking contradictions partly truth and partly fiction..taking every wrong direction on their lonely way back home.’

Caroline Aiken may have taken some wrong directions, as she will freely admit…but she has always found her way back home through her music…and through her music she has healed millions of hearts on that lonely road and brought them hope…and given them peace if only for awhile. I know ‘cause I am one of those millions…thanks, Caroline, for your devotion to your craft and for being one of the artists who truly practices their art and will always be the future of music, as you have been its past. The apps, the delivery methods, the hype, the flavor of the week starlet…will come and go, but the true artists will never die. Caroline, I am proud to have crossed paths with you..and to have been able to walk the path with you for a time. God bless you.”
~ Bruce Burch,


“Sensual voice, expert guitar, masterful songwriting.”
Victory Music, Seattle


“The Best Acoustic Act”
Atlanta Magazine


“The Real Deal”
Performing Songwriter Magazine


“Underground Legend”
Santa Cruz Goodtimes


“CA tears her 12 string a whole new consciousness”
Blue Suede News


“Caroline is one of Atlanta’s most talented and respected performing songwriters.  I guarantee absolute joy..”
Eddie Owen of Eddie’s Attic


“August U’s writer’s conference was made all the
more memorable by your terrific performance and craft talk. All starred reviews from all the respondees. Thank you!”
Tony Kellman – Prof. of Creative Writing


“Caroline Aiken, often cited as one of the cornerstones ofthe Decatur folk movement, has long been at the forefront of modern folk and acoustic expression, and her soothing, fine wood-grain voice purrs with a youthful innocence one minute, then growls like a wise old blue singer the next, marking each song with her trademark, time-honed stamp of quality…”

Lee Valentine Smith