A self-proclaimed “failed scholar and modern-day hobo,” 24 year-old Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short circuits with a live-wire national debut, I Will Not Be Afraid, that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country, and blues to capture her unique and distinctive vision. Raised in the Northeast, Rose is a rare mix of northern grit and southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family’s southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi. “You can hear my history in the music,” Rose says. “It’s a bit rough around the edges, a bit wild, but American music through and through.” Check out Caroline Rose on NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert Series!!!