Carroll’s new album includes both politically-charged reinventions of classic blues and gospel themes as well as more traditional numbers and originals which sound like 19th century standards. It’s classic music as you’ve probably never heard it before” - delarue

New York Music Daily

Superb recording” - Ron Weinstock

Jazz and Blues Report

genuinely listenable and enjoyable, but also extremely educational and yes, political.” - Norman Darwen

Blues Matters!


Vienna Carroll.  It’s the fire in her belly that lights up the fire in your soul.  Her folksy blues and soulful funk take you back to church, back to the roots. The passion in her voice and her masterful storytelling fill a room, draw you in and hold you close. Vienna's larger-than-life performances channel influences from Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, and her great-grandmother Susie Stokes'  Wheatfield Church of the Living God.


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Previous events

My Name is Love: Black Women Make A Way

Trinity College - Livestream

Honoring our genius, fortitude and survival, "My Name is Love" looks back from today’s amazing Black women whose names we know to those in our past who we recreate from stories and songs passed down to us - women who made a way.

Black Jacks: Black Sailors and the Underground Railroad

Long Beach Public Library - Livestream

Slides, story-telling and song. I share the rich and engaging history of heroic pre-Civil War Black sailors and invite our audience to sing along with the sea shanties sprinkled throughout.

Vienna Carroll at Music Country at FAI LIVE

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FAI Virtual conference

Join me at the Music Country Unlocked Showcase, part of the Folk Alliance International Virtual Conference. Songs, stories, videos, FUN!

Vienna Carroll at Jalopy Theatre LIVE

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Jalopy Theatre - Livestream

Join me on the Jalopy Facebook page (facebook.com/jalopytheatre/live) on February 21st, 2021 at 6pm EST for songs and stories honoring our ancestors and heroes.

In honor of Black History Month, Jalopy is hosting a fundraising series for The Black School. Learn more about their work here: https://theblack.school/ Proceeds from this show will be split between The Black School and me.

Porch Stomp Folk Festival

Governors Island, NYC

I'll be appearing with the fabulous Newman Taylor Baker on washboard. Come prepared to sing along! The event is free but you must buy tickets for the ferry. Masks and Social Distancing required.

Summer Solstice Sing-along

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Gowanus Dredgers & Porch Stomp, 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn

Come help us celebrate the change in season, the change of things to come. We honor our individual and collective responsibilities in this unprecedented movement as we seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and those maligned and killed by a deeply rooted and tragically flawed system.

We sing for our future and for Freedom. At a healthy social distance. Come join us. Masks and Social Distancing required.

CANCELLED Black Jacks: Black Sailors and the Underground Railroad

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Cold Springs Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St, Cold Spring Harbor

Hear heroic tales about the free and enslaved Black men who worked on the waters prior to the Civil War and who helped free their enslaved brethren. Join Newman Taylor Baker (washboard) and me in celebrating them and singing their sea shanties.

Vienna Carroll and The Folk - "Harlem Field Recordings" CD Release Party

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American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York

"Harlem Field Recordings" is our new CD and it is roots and funky and Americana and fun! We love grooving those good old traditional tunes - and for you to sing along with us. Come on out and join the celebration.

Vienna on vocals, Stanley Banks (George Benson) on bass, Newman Taylor Baker (Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Henry Grimes) on washboards, and Keith Johnston (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Jon Hendricks) on guitar.