ARTS Pick: Caroline Spence

Losing is not an option for Caroline Spence, who is outpacing her competition in some of the country’s top songwriting contests. See what the fuss is about on Sunday at the Southern. Photo Credit: Marge Curtis Losing is not an option for Caroline Spence, who is outpacing her competition in some of the country’s top songwriting contests. See what the fuss is about on Sunday at the Southern. Photo Credit: Marge Curtis

Caroline Spence has taken Nashville by storm over the past two years, winning songwriting competitions at the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival and taking American Songwriter Magazine’s 2013 grand prize. The momentum encouraged Spence to crowdsource funding for the full-length album, Somehow, paving the way for the Charlottesville native to take her music to the next level.

Sunday 3/22. $8-10, 6pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 First St. 977-5590.