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“I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth, and from what I've subsequently learned I'm not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature.” — Maverick Magazine

   “...Elkin was simply
    a force of nature.” —      Maverick Magazine

“Carrie Elkin is one of the most exciting and complete songwriters in Austin today, and the power and beauty of her voice make Call It My Garden arguably the best album of the year so far.” — Backroads Music

“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

“Carrie Elkin's songs are, at once, intimate yet universal, naked yet richly adorned. Her voice is simply revelatory” — Folkwax

“This album is an absolute treasure trove of riches: the songs, the singing and the music all have complexities that take time to explore and offer new possibilities of appreciation and interpretation each time round.” — Whisperin' & Hollerin'

“I'm thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent....spellbinding from the opening track.” — BBC Radio

“Carrie Elkin's fourth release resounds with a sense of warm, earthy poetry that combines a strong folk/soul framework, her own sweet-toned but characterful vocals and quietly offbeat writing that never seems wilfully eccentric.” — Maverick Magazine

“Elkin presents herself as one of the most accomplished of America's songwriting breed.” — Rock & Reel Magazine

“She is a serious songwriter and a gifted vocalist...Elkin is going places” — Steamboat Pilot

“We happily accept everything Elkin has to offer, especially the way she finds humanity in her heartworn heroes.” — Minor 7th

“Elkins' mix of trad folk and modern country is so natural, it flies on its own.” — Swampland

“Carrie Elkin displays one of the most powerful female voices.” — Cleveland Scene

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 humor, crafting songs that have garnered attention at prestigious songwriting contests, including Mountain Stage NewSong and the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase.

Carrie is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: "We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature." 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.

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.

Hot on the heels of her recent success, comes 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.

Supporting her album, Carrie will be on tour throughout the US and Europe in 2011 and will showcase at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival and the International Folk Alliance Conference.

For Carrie's upcoming tour schedule, click HERE
















If you are interested in booking Carrie Elkin for a concert, festival or private event, please contact:

John Laird, The Americana Agency


Carrie also does split-bill shared shows with her life partner (and sometimes performance partner), Danny Schmidt. For shared-show bookings, please also contact John Laird.