[Show Preview/Denver Giveaway] Caroline Smith – Hi-Dive, 2/7

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Oh how we love to talk about our favorite artists whilst being able to hook up our amazing contingency of Music Ninjas with some perks in the process. Singer/songwriter Caroline Smith has seen a consistent musical symbiosis take place over the last few years; from early in her artistic career being embraced by the indie/folk community before recently being the focal point of one of our favorite press quotes of the year by the Star Tribune: “Goodbye, sweet, cuddly indie-folk songbird. Hello, sexy, glam R&B singer”.  Her last LP Half About Being a Woman released back in October, and we just could not manage to shake those beautiful tunes for months afterwards, especially our personal favorite “Magazine” (which you can and should stream the Audiotree session for below). So in advance of Caroline Smith’s impending Half About a Woman album release tour, which kicks off in just three days, we wanted to team up for another ticket giveaway for our Denver family!

Caroline Smith invades one of our absolute favorite rock-bars in the Mile-High City, The Hi-Dive, this Friday, February 7 and we’d love to get you a pair of tix to the show. Entering is beyond easy. Just fill out the mailing list form below, “like” the Caroline Smith and The Music Ninja Facebook pages, and we’ll contact you via e-mail. There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 21 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
- You must shout “I Love The Music Ninja” upon entry.

Good luck, ninjas!



Be sure to be on the lookout as we had the chance to sit down with the super-talented artist over the weekend and will run her full interview in the coming days. Check out the rest of the tour dates for Caroline Smith’s U.S. tour and stream the Audiotree Session of her track “Magazine” after the jump!
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Railway (Daniele Di Martino Edit)

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