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Decatur songstress to perform at CD launch

1/3/2014, 6 a.m.

Decatur-based singer-songwriter Caroline Herring will officially release her latest CD, “I Will Go Into the Day,” on Jan. 11 at the Decatur Library.

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Caroline Herring releases “I Will Go Into the Day” Jan. 11 at the Decatur Library.

She will perform a mix of fast-paced happy tunes, including jazz, bluegrass, country, western swing, Yiddish and even country blues, from the CD at the 11 a.m.-to-noon event.

Most of the songs were written by her, but she also includes “John the Rabbit,” a Mississippi folk song, and “Donna Donna,” a beautiful and plaintive Yiddish folk song made famous by Joan Baez.

This is the seventh album for Herring, an internationally renowned singer and songwriter who has been interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and has performed on “A Prairie Home Companion.”

She also will appear at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library at 3 p.m. on Jan. 11 and at the Dunwoody Library at 3 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The Decatur Library is at 215 Sycamore St. in downtown Decatur. For more information, call 404-370-3070.