Caroline Horn

about Caroline


"Caroline Horn is earthy and soulful—a gifted songwriter and musician with a rich, fluid voice and a real inspiration."
-Rosanne Cash

Caroline Horn is tapped into things—things we all experience. Even though she writes about herself and people she has come across, it's inevitable that in one of her songs or another she seems to be singing about you. It's that well-honed edge of insight in her lyrics that makes her music feel so personal. Passionate. Powerful.

How did Performing Songwriter put it? "Whether it's physical, emotional, or sexual, [Horn's] not afraid to bare the raw nerve."

That keen intensity has made people sit up and take notice. In addition to scooping up awards from a variety of song contests, Caroline has recorded and shared the stage with Roberta Flack, Diane Schuur, Philip Glass, The Story, Loudon Wainright III, Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) and Christine Lavin. She has also assisted Rosanne Cash in teaching songwriting at the Omega Institute. And Carrie Bradshaw fans might recognize Caroline's song "Surfacing," which was featured in the hit HBO series, Sex and the City.

After several years of playing live, Caroline took a hiatus from performing, forging her musical and writerly sensibilities into a new role as music journalist. She began writing for such music industry publications as Billboard, Relix, and grammy.com. She also created and wrote the music coverage for Martha Stewart Living. Most recently she served as the Editor in Chief for Music Alive! Magazine, an educational music mag for tweens and teens.

She never stopped writing songs, though. Now, a new CD, The World We Knew, introduces the songs composed and crafted during Caroline's time away from the stage.

Caroline has loved having the opportunity to both write music and write about music: "It's a lot of fun to turn readers on to music they might not know about. At the same time, my music lets me express what I can't say in sentences and get to places that I can't access except through songs."