Carrie Elkin Band (USA)

Tue 23 Sep 7:30 for 8:15 (£12/10)Hen & Chicken Book

Carrie Elkin

Carrie Elkin is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home… Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, Austin, she documents the human condition with sensitivity and humour, crafting songs that have garnered attention at prestigious songwriting contests, including Mountain Stage New Song and the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase.

Carrie is a born performer. With her dazzling voice and unpretentious charm, she wins over new fans at every show, whether playing at a headlining club gig, singing the national anthem in front of 20,000 at a Chicago Bulls game or opening for artists like Jesse Winchester, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Greg Brown.

With the vocal fire of Patti Griffin and the lyrical rawness of Rickie Lee Jones, Carrie Elkin's songs are, at once, intimate yet universal, naked yet richly adorned. Her voice is simply revelatory ~ Folkwax

Carrie Elkin

Although Carrie got her musical start young, singing in church and playing the saxophone, she lived an extremely diverse and active young life. She competed as a National Champion acro gymnast, which led to an eventual invitation to join the circus. Instead, she studied physiology at Ohio University and became an organic chemist. But music never left her blood, and the attention she was gaining from her songwriting quickly stole her away from the academic world, as she began to record and tour across the country.

After settling in Austin, Texas in 2007, she recorded her album The Jeopardy of Circumstance. Produced by Colin Brooks (The Band of Heathens), the album received rave reviews in the US and the UK that shot her up the Euro-Americana Charts and landed her a spot on Bob Harris’ national BBC Radio show and several prestigious festival invitations.

Instantly likeable, clever and rewarding…it resounds with a sense of warm, earthy poetry ~ Maverick Magazine

Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature, offstage her eyes retain an impish 24/7 twinkle. So twinkle, twinkle... ~ Arthur Wood, Folkwax

Hot on the heels of her recent success is Carrie’s new album Call It My Garden. This debut on Grammy-winning folk label Red House Records was produced by Colin Brooks and Danny Schmidt and features many of Carrie’s close musical friends, including Sam Baker, Raina Rose, Robby Hecht, AJ Roach, Anthony Da Costa and Storyhill’s John Hermanson. Onstage Elkin is simply a force of nature. Carrie can turn a delicate trickle of a note into a tidal wave of many emotions at once. Don't miss this opportunity to see this exciting artist in concert, and in full force.

Very few people in this world can captivate an audience with just a voice and a guitar the way Carrie Elkin can. ~ Athens Music Network