From jump blues to soul blues and all the R&B in between, Carol Fran has been singing it for nearly fifty years. Her career started when she was still in her teens with the Don Conway Orchestra and continues to this day. In 1995, Carol was a nominee at the 16th Annual W.C. Handy Awards as the Female Artist of the Year and as the female vocalist of the year. 2001 saw Carol nominated once again as the Female Artist of the Year at the W.C. Awards. For these nearly 50 years, Lafayette's Carol Fran has been one of Louisiana's most precious musical resources. She has recorded an enviable body of work, one that R&B aficionados have raved about for years. Carol appears in the movie Absolution (2005). She also appears along with Dr. John, Eddie Bo, Randy Newman, Irma Thomas, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Allen Toussaint on Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album For The Gulf Coast Hurricane Victims, released in December 2005.