Cara Louise is an acclaimed Midwestern-based songwriter and singer whose musical accomplishments range across a wide variety of genres and musical acts. In 2013 the sultry songstress decided to form a group of her own, showcasing her tremendous ability to tear apart ones’ heartstrings with her lyrical mysticism and soulful voice. Her poetic lines entangle and enchant, while the band’s musical backing provides a sonic landscape in which one can’t help but lose themselves.

Cara Louise Band has their newest LP available for streaming and download through Gaslight Records, listen to it below:

“Press play. Groove and vibe to the in-the-pocket rhythm section, comprised of local pros Scotti Iman on drums, and Simon Chervitz on bass. Swoon and jam on Adam Donald’s guitar/pedal steel skills, and Sean Kamery’s fiddle playing. Stand in awe when Cara Wegener’s captivating voice pierce’s through with elegance and strength. Cara Louise Band blurs the lines of folk/Americana with a trip to outer space on a reefer-powered rocket. Think Shovels and Rope meets Pink Floyd’s “Animals”. Wegener’s lyrical content grows exponentially in this release, touching on subject of love, loss, and the greatest existential question of them all: ‘What’s Life?'”- Zagk Gibbons, Gaslight Collective

STL Magazine’s interview with Cara Louise: Wegner has definitely found her “thing” in her six-member group, singing Americana music…”

Riverfront Times Two-Time Best Folk & Americana Nominee

From Riverfront Times review of “Live at the Demo”: “what you’ll hear… are the band’s tightly constructed, classic-country-referencing songs given flight by Cara Wegener’s strident and commanding vocals. Much like recent Nashville-via-New York export Nikki Lane, the Cara Louise Band creates a style of country-rock — with no trace of “alt-” signifiers — that showcases the alternating moods of strength and frailty in its singer’s voice.”

From Riverfront Times 2016 Best of: Roots-rock is given a warm and weathered edge in the Cara Louise Band, as singer and guitarist Cara Wegener leads her five-piece through barroom-ready strummers.”

From I Went To a Show’s concert review: “Classic country sounds partner with Americana sensibilities and clear a path for Cara Wegener’s keen songwriting.”

Cara Louise Band’s previous release is the “South City Anthem / Fountainhead – Single”


“South City Anthem” – Music Video