Caroline Parke draws inspiration from

her simple country life, infusing her homegrown

song-lines with old style country twang

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It's all About the Music


Pause and Pine

On all streaming platforms August 6th 2021

Caroline's western wind is blowing across the fields in stories of Days Gone By, reminiscing about simpler times in Sharing of Eachother and aching to live a life of authenticity in

Pause and Pine

....the title track

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I wrote my first song in 2008, and have been jotting down lines in spurts and starts ever since. Most of the time I use real life experiences, using songwriting to revive all sorts of emotions. There are also songs where I completely make up the entire story line, allowing myself to just let go and dream for an afternoon! (Its a Great Escape!)  

I am quite isolated on a farm in the middle of cattle country in western Canada. My daily interactions are with my husband and four young children, and my husband`s parents. Thank goodness for the internet, to allow for more visiting! I am always busy with cooking and cleaning and laundry and have a big garden each summer, preserving much of our food, and cooking (almost) every meal from scratch (if you need a recipe, just ask!).

It`s difficult to find any stretch of time to concentrate, but as my friend Tammy says, you can`t get diamonds without pressure. While I am sometimes overwhelmed with simple daily tasks, I find that my mind can often find a glimmer of a small crack, and squeezes out something refreshing, creative, and beautiful, through words and melody.

It`s a beautiful thing, this world.


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