Whether listening to Carolyn’s music after a long day or to accompany you as you are driving in your car, Carolyn’s beautiful melodies and soothing rhythms will have you coming back for more and more. The album features guest artist, Nancy Rumbel, contributing her Grammy Award winning talent on the oboe and English horn. Producer Paul Speer adds to the distinctive edge of the CD with his unique guitar style.
With a wide variety of styles, ranging from smooth jazz, to new age rock, pop to lightly classical in style, Carolyn’s music has the ability to touch the heart, and also to calm the spirit, uplift and edify.
Many of her listeners have put her on equal footing with Jim Brickman and David Lanz. You will come away singing the melodies of these great songs.
At the End of the Day was produced by Grammy Nominee Paul Speer, at Rainstorm Studios, in Bellevue, Washington. This album also features other world class musicians, including Richard Warner on flute/soprano sax, Douglas Barnett on bass, Steve Hill on drums and Matthew Burgess on percussion, along with Paul Speer on guitar and Nancy Rumbel on English horn and oboe.
Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, October 27, 2006, By Scott Iwasaki:
"Carolyn Southworth has recorded her first contemporary instrumental album, and it can stand alongside such new-age artists as David Lanz, Suzanne Ciani and Tingstad & Rumbel...[it] will appeal to fans of healing new-age music. But it also set the bar high for fans' expectations"
CD Review from “Whisperin & Hollerin” (www.feeldesign.co.uk) by Adam Harrington, Dec. 2006
“At the End of the Day” has the fragile beauty and soulful depth of a painting, every note is a graceful stroke of the brush….Labels such as “New Age” or “jazz” cannot aptly describe the haunting, evocative qualities of these gorgeous instrumentals….What makes Southworth’s piano playing so engrossing is the emotional pull they create; they simply draw you in unlike many of her peers who keep their distance, letting us admire the sounds they create but not feel them…..The healing element of “At the End of the Day” is probably its greatest strength. This is the perfect record for tired or downtrodden souls, an antidote for the pains of the world.”
CD Review from "Ink 19" – January 2007
By Kyrby Raine
”Carolyn Southworth is one of the finest pure musicians I've ever heard.
I can't believe I would ever use that line, but I'll say it again and again to anyone who will take the time to listen to me. This is a trip through Southworth's world and it is very worthwhile time spent. Somehow after listening to this fine work, I feel a greater sense of calm, yet an incredible, life-affirming sense of excitement and wonder. Few artists make me want to know them more, to know everything that makes them tick. Carolyn Southworth is one of them.
As a reviewer of music, I hear a lot of good material, but I also hear a lot of really bad stuff. Of course I cannot pick when I will find that bad music, but it always sneaks its way in. Carolyn Southworth's music is a treasure. She is good -- really good, especially for this normally clinical "new age" genre.
I had a really rough meeting one day. I felt like a Marine Corps recruit the way I was being grilled. It was extremely harsh. I went home to do some reviews, put in this CD and I felt an instant sensation that everything was going to be alright. "In The Wake of the Storm" in particular sealed the deal on my renewed well-being. For that, I thank her.”