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6248-Malone Kawfee Haus and Concert Series Welcomes Carolina Story-

6248-January 11, 2012

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Husband and wife team Ben and Emily Roberts – aka Carolina Story – will perform at the next Kawfee Haus and concert series, presented by the Malone University Student Activities Council, Tuesday, January 17 at 9 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. The concert is free to Malone students, faculty, and staff; $5 for all others at the door.

Carolina Story consists of husband/wife duo, Ben & Emily Roberts, two singer/songwriters from Arkansas and South Dakota respectively.
In 2010, as they continually toured all over the US, visiting 28 states and playing nearly 200 shows, they came to understand that this life is about love & relationship. Most of their songs have come from the people they have met or personal experiences and translate into stories about the human condition that everyone can relate to.
As they continued singing/writing together, a unique sound was formed which is rooted in Folk/Americana/Old Country/Roots Music. Their voices blend to create one voice & their harmonies will leave you wanting more.
With captivating vocals, acoustic guitars, harmonicas, a kick drum and tambourines, they bring a full sound for just a duo. All ages fall in love with this couples youthfulness and refreshing outlook on folk music. Their songwriting continues to mesh and create a Folk/Americana sound that is getting attention and accolades of a lot of great musicians. 2010 saw them being chosen to be a part of Music City Unsigned, which promotes Nashville's best emerging independent artists.
They have played nearly 300 shows in just 2 1/2 years as a band, booking all their shows independently. If this is just the beginning, we can't wait for the rest of the story to unfold.

Carolina Story's unique style of folk music is derived from the dynamic of a married couple creating it. Their blended harmonies backed by guitar, harmonica and suitcase percussion create a sound that is solely their own. Their songwriting is based on their personal experience together on the road.

Hear them here:


Opening for Carolina Story will be husband and wife team – and Malone alumni -- Zane and Jen Sanders, aka: Avodah.

From the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) website:

Zane and Jennifer (Woolf ) Sanders are campus ministers by day and form the indie/folk band Avodah by night. The couple recently joined the CCO to work with students at Kenyon College. "Avodah. It's much more than music. In Hebrew it literally means worship and servitude. We try with our songs to find what it truly means to live like that," states the couple's Facebook fan page. Both Zane and Jenn are graduates of Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Jenn worked as a youth director at Westbrook Park United Methodist Church while Zane finished his bachelor's degree. After Zane's graduation, the two pursued campus ministry.


Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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