Review / video: Caroline Kole returns to Largo for hometown show at her alma mater, St. Paul's
On Monday, Clearwater native Caroline Kole, a rising country singer formerly known as Suite Caroline, stepped into the middle of a gymnasium to perform for about 300 students plus 50 teachers and parents at her alma mater: St. Paul's, a private school in Largo.
"I always loved school and I loved my teachers and I loved my friends, so it's cool to come back and relive it all," she said, before quipping that: "It's kind of nerve-wracking, because the last time I was here I was going to class to take a test."
During Monday's performance, Kole mixed in some of her originals among pop favorites by Taylor Swift and Adele. She walked the crowd, invited about a dozen students to the floor to sing with her and offered commentary between tunes.
For more about Kole's hometown show, click here for Keyonna Summers' story. And click the headline of this post to see a video of the show.
And if you want to see Caroline Kole in person, she'll be performing at the Straz Center on Nov. 16 as part of a fundraiser for Instruments of Change. Click here for tickets and details.