Caroline Jones: Singer/Songwriter & Founder of The Heart is Smart Initiative

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Caroline Jones is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, radio show host & founder of The Heart is Smart Initiative, a curriculum and school tour that uplifts, inspires, and provides students a medium of expression through music. Caroline has performed & conducted workshops in songwriting, entrepreneurship & vocal performance at schools & universities nationwide, including Andover, Exeter, Choate, Hotchkiss, Taft & University of Virginia. Recently, Caroline has partnered with Stedman Graham and Sonima Foundation to bring T.H.I.S. program to public schools on the Live Sonima Tour. Caroline’s radio show “Art & Soul” airs monthly on Sirius XM’s Coffeehouse and delves “inside the art of songwriting to the soul of the song” with guest singer/songwriters including Butch Walker, Joshua Radin, James Bay & Steve Cropper. Caroline wrote & produced her four LPs: Fallen Flower, Nice to Know You, Clean Dirt & The Heart is Smart. Caroline has performed at Julliard, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle & Feinstein’s. She has shared bills with James Taylor, Deepak Chopra, Beach Boys, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, O.A.R, Ani DiFranco, Ziggy Marley & The Wailers, Grace Potter & Patti Smith at festivals such as Wanderlust, Greenwich Town Party & the New Jersey Folk Festival.

What do you do best?

 Singing, songwriting and instrument playing with heart & soul.

What makes you the best?

My best stems from a steadfast belief in myself and a laser focus on developing and deepening my craft.

How will you become the best?

Continued dedication to the above, even and especially in the face of distraction and outside opinion.

What are your aspirations: business & personal?

Personal: To be a natural uplifter through the example of an inspired life.

Business: To inspire as many people as possible through my music.

What fascinates you?

The creative processes and experiences of geniuses, innovators and great artists.

Favorite Motto?

The Heart is Smart – the title of a song I wrote as well as the name of my music curriculum and nationwide high school & college tour that inspires & provides students a medium for expression through music.

Favorite People?

People who possess a burning passion and a strong sense of self-direction. Musical Heroes: Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, BB King, John Mayer, Jewel, Mozart, Zac Brown Band, Rodgers & Hammerstein

Favorite Places?

Forests, beaches, mountains – anywhere in nature.

Favorite Products?

Beautifully-made guitars, Boss loop stations

Current Passions?

Singing, songwriting, instruments, hiking, poetry, reading.