Caroline Smith's 2013 album Half About Being a Woman was inspired, at least in part, by the Minneapolis singer-songwriter's desire to embrace the entirety of her musical being. Prior to its release, Smith tended toward roots-leaning indie-folk songs with titles like "Birch Trees & Broken Barns." But for Half, the singer parted ways with her band the Good Night Sleeps and started experimenting with silky R&B and soul. It's a striking transformation, like swapping well-worn work boots for a pair of glittering heels.

Caroline Smith’s 2013 album Half About Being a Woman was inspired, at least in part, by the Minneapolis singer-songwriter’s desire to embrace the entirety of her musical being. Prior to its release, Smith tended toward roots-leaning indie-folk songs with titles like “Birch Trees & Broken Barns.” But for Half, the singer parted ways with her band the Good Night Sleeps and started experimenting with silky R&B and soul. It’s a striking transformation, like swapping well-worn work boots for a pair of glittering heels.

The Girls! open the show.

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