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Caroline Rose On World Cafe

Caroline Rose.
Caroline Rose.

Caroline Rose joins World Cafe from the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Rose, whose new album is titled I Will Not Be Afraid, escaped the drug problems of her small Northeast hometown via higher education. Now, a self-described "failed scholar and a modern-day hobo," Rose — who lives out of her van — makes her living playing gritty folk, blues and country across the U.S.

Her journey has been filled with detours — work as a boat builder, farmer and grocery-store clerk — but as she said to NPR's Scott Simon in an interview earlier this year, "It just all ended up coming back to this [music]. It always comes back to the things that you really love."

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